NAWCJ

APRIL 2021 MEMBER NEWS



  • THE LOUISIANA WORKFORCE COMMISSION WELCOMES JUDGE MELISSA ST. MARY

 

Melissa St. Mary joined the Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration as the Division Judge in Lake Charles, Louisiana.  As the Division Judge, Judge St. Mary will conduct hearings and trials in workers’ compensation claims in the Western Division and render final appealable judgments.  Judge St. Mary is a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana who earned her Bachelor of Business Administration (Management) from Loyola University in New Orleans and Juris Doctorate from Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge.  Judge St. Mary was previously a partner at Simien & St. Mary, LLC (Lake Charles) and most recently the Pitre Law Firm (Opelousas) where she practiced primarily in the areas of personal injury and business.  Some of her professional/community affiliations include the Louisiana State Bar Association, Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, Council for a Better Louisiana – Leadership Louisiana (Class of 2013), and Louisiana State University at Eunice Foundation Board.

 

 

  • HONORS/AWARDS

Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Judge David B. Torrey, Pittsburgh, received the WorkCompCentral.com Comp Laude Award in the Public Servant category.  And, he is an all around good egg, fantastic author, legal scholar, and community leader.