Judge Gary M. Hall (’82) Reappointed to Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has reappointed Gary M. Hall (’82) to the five-judge Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals (WCCA), where he has served since 2012. The reappointment is for a six-year term, which will expire on January 3, 2022.
“Judge Hall has served the people of Minnesota with distinction in this important role,” Dayton said in announcing the reappointment. “I thank him for his many years of service to the state of Minnesota, and for his continued commitment to safety and justice in the workplace.”
Prior to joining the WCCA, Hall was the assistant commissioner for safety and workers’ compensation at the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry and a workers’ compensation judge with the Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings. He is a former member of the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section National Conference of Specialized Court Judges and the National Association of Hearing Officials. He also volunteers with moot court and the Rosetown Playhouse Community Theater.
The Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals is an independent agency of Minnesota’s executive branch. It reviews workers’ compensation cases decided by compensation judges at the Office of Administrative Hearings and some cases decided by the Workers’ Compensation Division at the Department of Labor and Industry.