As we have previously mentioned, the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers’ Compensation rarely provides official or formal notice regarding the addition or subtraction of Workers’ Compensation Judges (WCJs) in the Commonwealth. As usual, it is up to us to point out these changes, from our contact with other attorneys, and from our appearances in the many workers’ compensation hearing offices across PA.
Along these lines, we announce, with mixed feelings, the retirement of The Honorable Paul Baker. Over his illustrious career, Judge Baker has presided over cases in Philadelphia, Pottsville and Harrisburg (at least these are the courts where we have appeared before him over the years). Judge Baker was always known for his thoughtful and thorough handling of his cases, and we will miss his intelligence and compassion from the bench. On the other hand, we are thrilled for him personally, in that he can step away from the bench, and enjoy his retirement.
Please join us in congratulating Judge Baker on a wonderful career as a jurist, and wishing him well in his retirement!