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Toombs Native Named Board Chairman
Wednesday, 30 September 2009

September 30-- Governor Sonny Perdue announced today the appointments of Steve Farrow to the State Board of Workers’ Compensation and Judge Rick Thompson as Chairman of the Board. Thompson is a Toombs County native and formerly practiced law in Vidalia before being named U.S. Attorney for the Southtern District of Georgia.

Prior to his appointment to the State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Thompson was a partner at Drew, Eckl & Farnham, LLP. He is a former Administrative Law Judge with the State Board of Workers’ Compensation and served as United States Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. Thompson earned a bachelor’s degree and a law degree from Mercer University. He and his wife, Jennifer, have two children.

The State Board of Workers’ Compensation is composed of three members who are appointed by the Governor for a term of four years.  The members serve as the three-judge appellate panel hearing the initial appeals from the orders of the administrative law judges.  They are also responsible for all regulatory functions of the Board and for promulgating policies and rules of procedure.  Judge Warren Massey is the third member of the Board.

           

 


 
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