Paul N. Berard was admitted to the Illinois and Wisconsin Bars in 2011, and focuses his practice on the defense of workers’ compensation claims. Paul earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. While at Wisconsin, Paul spent one semester abroad at Murdoch University in Western Australia. Paul earned his Juris Doctor from Marquette University Law School. In law school, Paul clerked at a criminal defense and plaintiff litigation law firm. After law school, Paul spent one year as an attorney in a plaintiff’s personal injury and workers’ compensation firm before joining Hennessy & Roach.
- Marquette University Law School, Juris Doctor, 2011
- University of Wisconsin – Madison, Bachelor of Science in Economics, 2008
- Illinois State Bar Association
- State Bar of Wisconsin
- Defense of Workers’ Compensation cases
SIGNIFICANT ARBITRATION DECISIONS
- Rebecca Marquis v. Manpower Temporary Services, (12 WC 5920)
The petitioner was alleging a repetitive trauma injury resulting in carpal tunnel syndrome. The petitioner testified that she developed hand pain and numbness as a result of her job deflashing headlights for Respondent. On cross-examination, Petitioner testified that she began having hand complaints prior to starting her job that she was alleging was the cause of her carpal tunnel syndrome. The petitioner was seeking prospective carpal tunnel surgery, over 100 weeks of TTD and PPD after any awarded surgery. The arbitrator denied the petitioner all benefits for not establishing a causal connection based upon her testimony that she developed hand pain and complaints prior to starting her job that she was relating her and her physicians were relating her carpal tunnel syndrome to.