SWAMPSCOTT – Governor Charlie Baker has appointed two people with ties to the North Shore as administrative judges at the state agency that oversees workers’ compensation litigation, his office said on Friday.
If confirmed, Swampscott’s Karen Fabiszewski will serve a six-year term as an Administrative Judge of the Industrial Accident Review Board, and former Essex County District Attorney Timothy Dooling of Natick will serve a six-year term. years as an administrative judge of the Industrial Accidents Council. .
“Throughout her career, lawyer Fabiszewski has demonstrated a significant commitment to the public service and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is well positioned to serve as an administrative judge,” Baker said in a press release. announcing his appointment. He also congratulated Dooling and a third candidate, Michael Sherry, for their “significant experience in the public and private sectors”.
The three are said to be among the 21 administrative judges who handle disputes over workers’ complaints.
Fabiszewski worked for the agency for 20 years, most recently as director of the Workers Compensation Trust Fund. Previously, she was a lawyer at the State Labor Relations Board. She is a graduate of Salem State University and Suffolk University Law School, as well as a degree in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Timothy Dooling has worked in the public sector for two decades, most recently as general counsel and deputy auditor to state auditor Suzanne Bump, who is not running for re-election. Early in his career, he spent several years as a district attorney in Essex County, before becoming general counsel for several public bodies, including the Parole Board. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts and New England Law.
Judicial appointments are submitted to the Governor’s Council for approval. Fabiszewski’s hearing before the council took place on Wednesday. Dooling’s hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, June 30.
Court reporter Julie Manganis can be reached at 978-338-2521, by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at @SNJulieManganis.