DOL-Joint Bar Association, Inc. Formed

A group of maritime practitioners, both representing injured workers, and employers and insurance carriers, who handle claims before the United States Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, have created the DOL-Joint Bar Association, Inc. These areas of practice include claims arising under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and the Defense Base Act. The purposes of the association are to promote and improve the efficient handling of claims and cases administered and adjudicated by the U.S. Department of Labor for all parties involved in those claims, including injured workers, their employers, and insurance carriers; to create an unbiased resource for policy makers and the public on issues of importance related to the representation of individuals and companies involved in claims administered by the U.S. Department of Labor; to defend the honor of the legal profession and promote the highest standards of professional conduct for attorneys practicing before the U.S. Department of Labor, and to provide guidance to the U.S. Department of Labor in administering laws and regulations within its jurisdiction throughout the United States and abroad.

The initial officers of the association are:

David C. Barnett, President
Barnett & Lerner, P.A.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Alan G. Brackett, Vice President
Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett, LLC
New Orleans, LA

Amie C. Peters, Secretary
Law Office of William D. Hochberg
Edmonds, WA

Roger A. Levy, Treasurer
Laughlin Falbo Levy & Moresi, LLP
San Francisco, CA

If you are interested in the work of the association or becoming a member, please contact us.