Workers’ Compensation

The USLAW NETWORK Worker’s Comp Community offers a global network of attorneys who assist clients with creating, managing, implementing and updating employee guidelines and polices as well as defending any workplace-related complaints. Through information exchanges, idea sharing and policy updating, our attorneys remain current with the latest issues facing the work environment – from both the employee and employer perspective – so they can best assist all clients with questions and case-related issues.


Our attorneys represent public and private employers of all sizes, whether union or nonunion, insurance carriers, self-insured employers/servicing agents, and uninsured employers in all manner of workers’ compensation cases. We offer extensive experience in the defense of all types of employment-related lawsuits and grievances. Whether a client needs drafting, revising, and updating personnel policies, employee handbooks, employment contracts, severance agreements, contractor agreements, non-competition/non-solicitation/confidentiality agreements, and other employment-related documents reflecting the individual employer’s unique needs and preferences, we have a network of attorneys able to provide legal counsel. While workers’ compensation laws seek to protect employees, USLAW attorneys help to shield our clients from abuses of the system, ensuring fair and just awards for employers and insurance companies.


USLAW Worker’s Comp attorneys defend and provide legal counsel on a wide range of workers’ compensation cases on issues related to:

  • ADA
  • ADEA
  • Arbitration
  • Collective bargaining
  • EEOC
  • Employment Security
  • FMLA
  • MSHA
  • NLRA
  • NLRB
  • OSHA
  • Union campaigning and elections
  • Wage & Hour
  • WARN
  • And other employment-related state and federal laws


Vice Chair

Todd A. Estes

Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, L.L.P.
Oklahoma City, OK
United States


Client Advisor

Paul Brandel

US Foods, Inc.
Rosemont, IL
United States
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Client Advisor

Michael J. Chmielewski

ACE Hardware Corporation
Oak Brook, IL
United States
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Client Advisor

Courtney Holmes

Circle K Stores, Inc
Raleigh, NC
United States
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