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[Richmond, VA] - On January 18, 2017, the Virginia General Assembly appointed Robert Rapaport as Commissioner of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission (VWC). Commissioner Rapaport will join Commissioners Wesley G. Marshall and R. Ferrell Newman. The Commissioners serve as appellate judges at the agency and direct its operations and staff of 292.
Commissioner Rapaport will begin his judgeship at the VWC on February 16, 2017. He is a 1976 graduate of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1979 from the Marshall Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary. His appointment as Commissioner follows a 35 year practice of law with a heavy concentration in workers’ compensation. He currently serves as President of the Virginia Workers' Compensation American Inn of Court and was nominated as a fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in 2016.