The Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers’ Compensation rarely announces the coming or going of Workers’ Compensation Judges (WCJs). Recently, the Bureau veered from its normal procedure and announced the following release:
“The Workers’ Compensation Office of Adjudication is pleased to announce the hiring of two new Judges: Anthony Salvino, Esq. and Jeffrey Mills, Esq. They will begin training on November 23, 2020 and will be assigned to the Reading office. Both Tony and Jeff bring a wealth of experience and knowledge in the Pennsylvania workers’ compensation law, practice and procedure.”
What was not mentioned was the departure to retirement of two existing WCJs. First, we will be losing The Honorable Joseph McManus (who was on the bench in the Bristol Workers’ Compensation Office, serving Lower Bucks County). Additionally, The Honorable Brian Eader, who was in the Central District of PA, will also be stepping down. Having appeared in front of both of these WCJs on many occasions, we thank them for their years of service and wish them good luck and health in their retirements.
We welcome The Honorable Anthony Salvino and The Honorable Jeffrey Mills to the bench and look forward to litigating before them.