The Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has announced that The Honorable Ashley Drinkwine will be a new Workers Compensation Judge (WCJ) assigned to the Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Hearing Office. Judge Drinkwine will be taking the place of Judge Scott Olin, who has retired after many successful years on the bench. The decorum and wisdom of Judge Olin will be missed and we wish him well in his retirement.
Specifically, the release states:
“The WCOA is pleased to announce the hiring of new Workers’ Compensation Judge Ashley Drinkwine who will replace the recently retired Judge Scott Olin in the Philadelphia hearing office. Judge Drinkwine will begin her statutorily mandated training beginning June 1, 2021. Congratulations Judge Drinkwine!”
We know Judge Drinkwine from her time as a defense attorney, prior to her appointment to the bench. Having litigated against her on several occasions, we believe her knowledge, intelligence and distinguished manner will serve her well on the bench. We look forward to litigating cases before Judge Drinkwine, and wish her well in this new chapter in her career.