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Workers' Compensation Law

Workers' Compensation Judge Diane Lundeen
Committee Chair

Upcoming Events:

"State Workers' Compensation v. Longshore"
{1 hour CLE}

Please join the Workers' Compensation Committee and the Maritime & International Law Committee on March 15, 2019 for a discussion on  how to navigate the differences in laws and procedure when practicing in both state worker's compensation and longshore cases.

Judge Diane Lundeen
Frederick William Swaim, III, Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith
Kathleen Charvet, Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith

Date: March 15, 2019

Time: Noon - 1 p.m.

NOBA Office
650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505
New Orleans, LA 70130

CLE: 1 hour of CLE credit

NOBA member discount: $35 (includes lunch)
Non-member price: $55 (includes lunch)
*All credit card transactions will be charged a 3% convenience fee.


  1. Contact NOBA at (504) 525-7453 or
  2. Email Briana Nelms
  3. Mail payment to the NOBA Office, 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans, LA 70130
  4. NOBA members can pay online by clicking here

Please note: Cancellations must be received in writing two days in advance in order to receive a refund less a $15 administrative fee. No refunds for no shows.

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Recent Events:

On October 19, 2018, Daniel D. Mizell and Christopher Mensman presented a CLE on "A View to a Case: Perspectives of Adjusters Who Became Attorneys."

On September 14th, Maria O. Stephenson presented a CLE on "Immigration Challenges in Workers’ Compensation For Employers and Employees."

On August 17, Wayne Fontana presented the 2018 Worker's Compensation Legislative Update.

On June 23rd, Wayne Fontana presented the 2017 Worker's Compensation Legislative Update.

On  March 10th William R. "Trey" Mustian III presented a CLE on Recent Issues With The Medical Treatment Guidelines Process.

On September 16th, Eric Barefield presented "Professionalism: Speaking Civilly and Avoiding the Weeds" CLE.

On August 19th, Wayne Fontana presented the Worker's Compensation Legislative Update.

On March 4, the committee held a CLE "Medico-Legal Perspective on Pain Management and Palliative Care in Injury Cases" with speakers Dr. Paul Hubbell, III, Robert May and Michael Whitehead.

On July 17th, 2015, the committee held "A 2015 Legislative Session Update" CLE with Wayne Fontana.

On May 8, 2015, Dr. Michael Chafetz, author of Intellectual Disability: Civil and Criminal Forensic Issues, addressed the topic of malingering from a neuropsychological perspective.

"Effect of Modern Technology on Investigating, Prosecuting, and Defending Worker's Compensation Cases."

An Analysis of LRS 23:1161/1 and its Effect and Applicability with  Joseph Guilbeau, Juge Napolitano, and Warren Byrd, Deputy Commissioner of Property and Casualty, LA Department of Insurance

Workers' Compensation Law: A 2014 Legislative Update with Wayne Fontana and Charles Davoli

Professionalism in Comp CLE on June 20, 2014, with Scott Davis and Christopher McNabb

Successful Management of Medical Payments in Workers' Compensation with The Hon. Diane Lundeen, Office of Workers' Compensation, and Alejandro Rodriguez, Ostendorff Tate, on May 16, 2014.

Navigating the Workers' Compensation Court System: Pitfalls and Perks with Trey Mustian on March 21, 2014

AWW (Average Weekly Wage): New Procedures for Workers' Compensation with Ken Hawkins on February 7, 2014