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Expert in Workers' Compensation; Law

Expert ID: 732696 Indiana, USA

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Expert has served Indiana as an appointed judge for the past 30 years. He has been a member of the Workers' Compensation Board of Indiana for nearly 20 years. Additionally, he has been an attorney at his eponymous law office for 3 decades.

Expert offers years of experience as a layman, attorney, and the person who makes the final determination on many issues. Involvement in and on all levels of an issue affords him a well-informed perspective on many aspects of any given issue.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois - Rockford, Illinois - Aurora, Illinois - Naperville, Illinois - Joliet, Illinois - Elgin, Illinois - Waukegan, Illinois - South Bend, Indiana - Gary, Indiana - Kenosha, Wisconsin

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1980 Degree: B.A. Subject: Speech Communications Institution: Valparaiso University
Year: 1983 Degree: J.D. Subject: Law Institution: Valparaiso University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1986 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Judge Pro-tem Department: Porter County Responsibilities: Expert presided over numerous criminal and civil cases filed in Porter and Lake Counties. He assumed all roles through appointment by Superior and Circuit Court Judges.
Years: 1997 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Board Member Department: Workers' Compensation Board of Indiana Responsibilities: He presides over one of the most prominent jurisdictions—in terms of caseload—in the State. He has adjudicated successful resolution in over 10,000 cases. He reviews appeals throughout the State. Expert has enjoyed gubernatorial appointment by both Democratic and Republican leadership.
Years: 1986 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Attorney at Law Department: Responsibilities: Expert serves as Arbitrator, Mediator, Neutral, and Umpire by appointment of local courts As court- and party-appointed neutral, he resolves a wide range of issues, including injury, employment, insurance coverage, and other claims. Additionally, Expert represents personal injury clients in private practice.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1997 to 2016 Agency: State of Indiana Role: Workers Compensation Board. Description: Honored to serve as a member of The Indiana Workers Compensation Board for almost 20 years

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Member, National Trial Lawyers
Member, Top 100 Trial Lawyers Association
Fellow, College of Worker’s Compensation Lawyers
Member, National Association of Worker’s Compensation Judiciary
Licenses / Certifications
Licensed to practice law in the State of Indiana, Illinois and all federal courts including the Supreme Court of the United States.
Professional Appointments
Speaker, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Foundation (1986-present)
Moderator, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Foundation biannual seminars (1986-present)
President and Board of Trustees Members, Valparaiso Community Schools (2007-15)
Member, Porter County Drug Task Force (2008-10)

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