Governor Quinn Appoints Three New Workers’ Compensation Arbitrators and One New Commissioner

News from the IWCC – – Late last week Governor Pat Quinn announced the appointment of three new arbitrators to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission . These three arbitrators will join those who are currently serving.

In connection with these appointments, Governor Quinn stated, “These individuals have years of professional experience that will benefit the Illinois’ workers’ compensation program.  I am pleased to appoint these arbitrators and a commissioner who will work for the people of Illinois to resolve workers’ compensation cases in a manner which treats injured workers with respect and ensures that employers in Illinois receive a fair and efficient resolution to claims.”

Governor Quinn appointed the following new Arbitrators:

  • Molly Dearing, J.D., Southern Illinois University School of Law; B.A., University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign; Associate of Arts, Southeastern Illinois College
  • Jeffrey Huebsch, J.D., Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent Law School; B.A., North Central College
  • Ketki Steffen, J.D., John Marshall Law School; B.A., University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign

The Governor has also appointed the following Commissioner:

  •  Michael Brennan, J.D., DePaul University College of Law; B.A., DePaul University

The Governor re-appointed the following Arbitrators:

  •  William Gallagher, J.D., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale; B.A., Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
  • Carolyn Doherty, J.D., John Marshall Law School; B.A., Marquette University
  •  Joshua Luskin, J.D., University of Michigan; B.A., Macalester College
  • Robert Williams J.D., Loyola Law School of Chicago; M.B.A. University of Illinois at Chicago; B.S., Le Moyne-Owen College
  • Barbara Flores, J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law; B.S., University of Illinois
  • Deborah Simpson, J.D., John Marshall Law School; B.A., DePaul University
  • Brian Cronin, M.B.A., University of Chicago; B.B.A., University of Notre Dame
  • Kurt Carlson, J.D., John Marshall Law School; B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Gregory Dollison, Paralegal Certificate, Roosevelt University; B.S., Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Edward Lee, J.D., John Marshall Law School; B.A., Tulane University
  • Molly Mason, J.D., Loyola University Law School; B.A., Harvard University
  • Douglas McCarthy, J.D., Southern Illinois University Law School; M.A., Sangamon State; B.S., Illinois State University.

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