3 New Workers’ Comp Arbitrators Appointed in Illinois

January 27, 2012

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has appointed three more arbitrators for workers’ compensation system disputes.

William Gallagher has 35 years of experience as an attorney concentrating on workers’ compensation in Illinois and Missouri, both in solo practice and at Nichols Law Office. He also handled workers’ compensation cases as in-house counsel for Kember National Insurance Co. His term will expire on July 1, 2013. Arb. Gallagher will handle former Arb. Tobin’s call in Region 2 (Quincy, Springfield, and Urbana).

Douglas McCarthy has more than 30 years of experience as an attorney concentrating on workers’ compensation and Social Security disability law. His term will expire on July 1, 2013. Arb. McCarthy will be based in Chicago and will serve at large where needed.

Brandon Zanotti represented both petitioners and respondents at Feirich/Mager/Green/Ryan. He also clerked for Judge Joseph Leberman in the First Judicial Circuit Court, and worked as a congressional clerk to Sen. Dick Durbin. His term will expire on July 1, 2012. Arb. Zanotti will handle the Chicago “TBA” call formerly handled by Arb. Dollison.

After training, the arbitrators will begin their assignments in March.

Source: Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission

 

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