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Workers' Compensation and Employers' Liability Law

Workers' Compensation and Employers' Liability Law

Who We Are

The Workers' Compensation and Employers' Liability Committee focuses on workers’ compensation laws throughout the United States, including the interaction between workers’ compensation and other federal and state laws and regulations. Our Committee publishes several newsletters per year and provides educational instruction through webinars and an annual workers’ compensation seminar, which address substantive legal issues and national trends by experts in the field.

Welcome from Committee Chair

Welcome to the TIPS Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Committee.

The 2015-2016 Year has begun. We have a wonderful group of dedicated vice chairs and I look forward to working with everyone this year. If you are interested in becoming a vice chair and/or participating in the committee, please contact me at

REGISTER TODAY We look forward to joining our friends and colleagues at the 2016 Workers’ Compensation Midwinter Seminar and Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 11-12, 2016. Expert panelists will discuss: • Effective Claims Management • Loss Mitigation of High Value Workers’ Compensation Claim • Management of Psychological Injuries • Patching the Safe Net: How and Why the Workers' Compensation Insurers Fail and What Courts and Counsel Can Do to Fill the Gap • Ethical Considerations in Medicare Set Asides • Compound Drug Use • Social Media Surveillance and Employee Privacy • New Medical Marijuana Laws' Impact in the Workplace This program is the quintessential opportunity for attorneys, judges, and industry experts to meet, interact and discuss what lies ahead in the changing landscape of workers’ compensation. Co-sponsored by the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section in conjunction with the Labor and Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association, this is an event you will not want to miss.

We are once again looking for articles for our WC Newsletter. Some general guidelines: feature articles should be between 1,000 – 2,000 words and footnotes and/or endnotes are discouraged; case notes should be short (one paragraph, half a page or at most 500 words are appropriate); and can be something you have published before, as long as you have permission from the other publisher.

The questions to be answered in our 50 State Workers’ Compensation Compendium have been finalized. This is the year the Compendium will be completed. You will be receiving an e-mail from me asking you to complete a few to several questions, depending on the number of members in your state. This is a wonderful way to share your knowledge of workers' compensation with a wide audience with minimal effort.

Stacy A. Tees


ABA TIPS Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Committee

Committee Meetings

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Surbeck, Catherine


Jung, Timothy

Council Representative:

Poteet, Sam


Cheralla, Stephanie
Davis, Christian
Douglas, Heather
Drummond, Charley
Duff, Michael
Fish, Michael
Holden, Joshua
Jeffrey, Antonio
Klein, Lissa
Kulesa, Anne
Macauley, Anthony
Mills, Lindsey
Overstreet, Kristen
Poirier, Katherine
Rubinich, Zachary Michael
Seelig, Todd
Tucker, James
Williams, Derrick
Wolman, Jay

Committee Minutes


ABA-TIPS Meetings Dates

Fond Remembrances

As vice chair of the Past Chairs Outreach program, it has been Mike Fish’s pleasure to reach out to our past committee leadership and ask about their experiences.

See the full Q&A for each participating Chair.


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