Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Court of Existing Claims
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Workers’ Compensation Court of Existing Claims Judges


Owen T. Evans Carla Snipes David P. Reid L. Brad Taylor
Presiding Judge
Michael W McGivern Margaret A. Bomhoff  

Each judge hears disputed workers’ compensation issues which may be resolved informally at a prehearing or settlement conference, or by a trial. Written orders of the trial judge are final unless appealed to a three-judge review panel of the Workers’ Compensation Court of Existing Claims, or to the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

In addition to conducting prehearing and settlement conferences and presiding at trials, judges issue written orders and decisions; participate in three-judge review panels; record the disposition of all docketed cases, including those settled and reset; approve settlements; review files in response to written inquiries and requests from the parties and others; oversee the Court’s Mediation System, Independent Medical Examiner System and Medical Case Manager System; meet with parties and Court staff on various matters, including review of rules and forms; and participate in numerous educational seminars.