We had heard on the grapevine that The Honorable Joseph Hagan, the current Judge Manager for the Southeastern District for the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, would be stepping down in the near future. We have now heard confirmation of this change from the Bureau. We are pleased to relate that Judge Hagan will, indeed, be retiring in the middle of April. While we will miss practicing before Judge Hagan, we wish him health and happiness in his retirement.
Meanwhile, since the cases keep coming, no matter who leaves, the Judge Manager position must be filled. We are also pleased to let everyone know that the new Judge Manager for the Southeastern District will be The Honorable Holly San Angelo. From practicing in front of Judge San Angelo for several years, we are sure that she will do a terrific job in this role. This will be effective as of March 16, 2018. For reference, the Southeastern District includes the workers’ compensation hearing offices in Philadelphia and Upper Darby.