NGC welcomes workers' compensation defense team

Nicola, Gudbranson & Cooper welcomes attorneys Mike Bertsch and Kathy Gee, who bring with them an established workers' compensation defense practice and significant experience in workers' compensation and other matters.

Bertsch, who is of counsel at NGC, joins the firm with more than 30 years' experience representing employers in workers' compensation, general civil litigation, OSHA and other matters.

Gee has been practicing in the workers' compensation defense arena for 10 years. She also represents employers in various employment matters, including discrimination and wrongful discharge/retaliation claims.

NGC's new workers' compensation practice represents both state-funded and self-insured employers in all aspects of workers' compensation claims and litigation, including defense of safety violation charges and employment intentional tort litigation.

Bertsch and Gee joined the firm July 9. They can be reached at (216) 621-7227 or at or