New Deputy Commissioner D. Edward Wise

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[Richmond, VA]- The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission announces the appointment of D. Edward Wise, Jr. as Deputy Commissioner at its Lebanon regional office. Deputy Commissioner Wise will serve as an administrative law judge for evidentiary and on-the-record hearings under the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act. He will hold hearing dockets in Big Stone Gap.

Wise was appointed to serve as Deputy Commissioner on August 29, 2016. He is a graduate of East Tennessee State University and Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. Prior to joining the Commission, he spent over 22 years representing Claimants in Virginia and Tennessee. Mr. Wise was selected by his peers for the past five years to be included in Best Lawyers in America and he is a Fellow in the College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers.

The Commission is pleased to announce and welcome this highly-experienced attorney to serve as Deputy Commissioner in the agency.