Mission Statement

The purpose of this Section shall be to (1) promote the study of Workers' Compensation law, (2) study and report on laws and decisions as they may affect the rights of parties in the workers' compensation process, (3) provide a forum for members of the profession interested in Workers' Compensation law, and (4) for attorneys representing injured workers, employers, and insurance companies to carry out the intended purpose of the Workers' Compensation laws of the state of Texas.

Section Report 2015

The Workers’ Compensation Section experienced an exciting year. In August 2014, the section had its yearly party and fundraiser with proceeds being donated to charitable organizations selected by our membership. Lea Buffington, Kyle Morris, and John Molinar spearheaded the casino night event that was an overwhelming success. Members from both sides of the docket were able to come together for the benefit of several organizations. Thanks to the organizers’ work, a better-than-expected turnout occurred and more than $6,000 was raised for the charities.The section continues to keep members apprised of current events through our website, newsletters, and email blasts. Ken Wrobel, our newsletter editor, has performed admirably by collecting articles from members and providing appeals panel summaries. Thank you, Ken, for your diligent work for the section. In August 2015, the 12th Annual Advanced Workers' Compensation Seminar will take place in Austin. During the seminar, Judy Ney will be assuming the position of chair of the section. Judy will be the first hearing officer from the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation, to chair the section. We all look forward to her leadership during the course of her term.