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Title:Workers' Compensation Commission Arbitrators
Website:Workers' Compensation Commission
Contact Name:Annette Roti
Contact Title:Confidential Assistant to the Chairman
Contact E-Mail:annette.roti@illinois.gov
Function:Workers’ Compensation Commission Arbitrators conduct judicial hearings, render awards and decisions, and approve settlement contracts in accordance with statutory requirements of the Illinois Workers' Compensation and Occupational Diseases Acts.
The Canons of the Code of Judicial Conduct as adopted by the Supreme Court of Illinois govern the hearing and non-hearing conduct of arbitrators.
Term:3-year terms   Please see the Composition below for more details
Senate Confirmation:Yes
Party Affiliation:N/A
Qualifications:Any arbitrator who has not previously served as an arbitrator for the Commission must be licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois. Arbitrators must devote full time to their duties and must not hold other offices or positions of profit. Arbitrators who are attorneys shall not engage in the practice of law.
Compensation:$143,872 per annum
Composition:12 arbitrators shall be appointed to terms ending July 1, 2012,
12 shall be appointed to terms expiring July 1, 2013,
All additional arbitrators shall be appointed to terms ending July 1, 2014. Thereafter, all arbitrators shall be appointed to 3-year terms.
Chair:n/a
Authority:(820 ILCS 305/14)

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Amarilio, Joseph 7/1/202411/26/2019GovernorArbitratorLake
AuBuchon, Jeanne7/1/20238/24/2020GovernorArbitratorSt Clair
Caison, Crystal7/1/20249/20/2021GovernorArbitratorCook
Cantrell, Linda Jean7/1/202310/25/2019GovernorArbitratorWilliamson
Carlson, Kurt7/1/20258/19/2022GovernorArbitratorCook
Cellini, Paul7/1/202412/7/2015GovernorArbitratorCook
Diaz Vazquez, Ana7/1/20247/1/2021GovernorArbitrator
Friedman, Stephen7/1/20249/5/2014GovernorArbitratorCook
Fruth, Steven7/1/20239/5/2014GovernorArbitratorCook
Gallagher, William7/1/20258/19/2022GovernorArbitratorSt. Clair
Gillespie, Bradley7/1/20231/19/2021GovernorArbitratorMadison
Glaub, Michael7/1/20258/19/2022GovernorArbitratorCook
Granada, Gerald 7/1/202410/14/2011GovernorArbitratorCook
Hegarty, Jessica7/1/20241/3/2014GovernorArbitratorDuPage
Hickey, Jacqueline7/1/20258/19/2022GovernorArbitrator
Hinrichs, Adam7/1/202411/26/2019GovernorArbitratorHenry
Huebsch, Jeffrey7/1/20249/2/2013GovernorArbitratorDuPage
Kane, David7/1/202310/14/2011GovernorArbitratorCook
Lee, Edward7/1/20258/19/2022GovernorArbitratorDuPage
Llerena, Elaine7/1/20258/19/2022GovernorArbitratorCook
Mariano, Nina7/1/20249/20/2021GovernorArbitratorCook
McLaughlin, William 7/1/20258/19/2022GovernorArbitratorCook
Napleton, Gerald 7/1/20238/24/2020GovernorArbitratorCook
Nath Rivera, Antara7/1/20247/1/2021GovernorArbitratorNone
O'Brien, Dennis7/1/20258/19/2022GovernorArbitratorSangamon
Parikh Dalal, Roma7/1/20258/19/2022GovernorArbitratorNone
Pulia, Maureen7/1/202410/14/2011GovernorArbitratorCook
Seal, Paul-Eric7/1/20234/13/2018GovernorArbitratorDuPage
Sinnen, Rachael7/1/202311/30/2020GovernorArbitratorCook
Soto, Frank7/1/20258/19/2022GovernorArbitratorDuPage
VACANTGovernorArbitratorNone
VACANTGovernorArbitratorNone
Watts, Charles7/1/202310/2/2017GovernorArbitratorCook
Wesley, Raychel7/1/202311/30/2020GovernorArbitratorWill