College of Workers’ Compensation Inductees
Judges Doug Gott (KY), Shannon Bruno-Bishop (LA), Randy Cohen (CT) and Noma Gurich (OK) attended the dinner and were inducted as Fellows into the College of Workers’ Compensation meeting in Orlando in December 2021.
New ALJ in Texas
In October 2021, Lindsay Wallace joined the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) Hearings as an administrative law judge (ALJ) in DWC’s Dallas field office. Before coming to DWC, she spent over 15 years representing insurance carriers and employers at administrative hearings before DWC as well as Texas district and county courts. She frequently presented continuing education courses regarding various aspects of Texas workers’ compensation law. Ms. Wallace graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature in 2001 from the University of Texas at Austin, and she graduated from Baylor University School of Law in 2004. Ms. Wallace is a member of the Osage nation.
DWC welcomed two more ALJs to the agency in November 2021
Pamela Garcia Delgado is the new ALJ in the Corpus Christi field office of DWC. She has been licensed as an attorney since 1994. For the past 11 years, she worked as a regional attorney for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Prior to that, she was in private practice. She was born and raised in Corpus Christi and continues to live there with her husband and two sons.
Gilbert Atkinson, who will preside as an ALJ in DWC’s San Antonio field office, served in the United States Army from 1986 to 1989 as a tank mechanic in West Germany. When he returned to the U.S., he attended the University of Texas at Brownsville, graduating in 1990 with bachelor’s degrees in history and math. He attended law school at Baylor University Law School and graduated in 1994, obtaining his law license that same year. He then practiced with the firm of Burns, Anderson, Jury & Brenner in Austin, Texas, from 1995 to 2000 as a workers’ compensation carrier attorney and insurance defense attorney. He later worked as a contract attorney for Texas Mutual Insurance Company from 2000 to 2021, also in the area of workers’ compensation law.