Paul D. Werner
Member of the Firm
609.297.5942, Ext. 113
Paul D. Werner
Mr. Werner joined Buttaci Leardi & Werner, LLC as an associate attorney in September 2008 and became a member of the firm in January 2012. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Frederick J. Theemling, J.S.C. in Hudson County, one of New Jersey’s busiest criminal dockets.
Mr. Werner is a zealous advocate for his clients, both in and out of the courtroom. He has a varied practice, representing physicians and other health care providers in civil litigation, criminal investigations and prosecutions and professional licensing actions. In that capacity, Mr. Werner regularly handles matters related to post-payment audits; over-payment disputes and litigation; insurance fraud investigations and prosecutions; benefit disputes; and allegations of professional misconduct.
Mr. Werner relies upon his substantial experience in assessing the substantive merits of allegations of insurance fraud or professional misconduct to effectively — but also realistically — counsel his clients on how to best respond to scrutiny from either third-party payers or regulatory agencies.
Mr. Werner also regularly advises his clients on proactive risk management and regulatory compliance, emphasizing how to avoid payer or regulatory scrutiny whenever possible.
Mr. Werner’s civil litigation practice extends beyond fraud and abuse allegations, where he routinely litigates disputes relating to shareholder and/or ownership disputes; commercial disputes; employer/employee relations; restrictive covenants; insurance coverage and reimbursement disputes, including benefit claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974; and patient collections matters.