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Appointment made to Workers' Compensation Board of Magistrates

Monday, July 18, 2011

Contact: Sara Wurfel
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LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today appointed Robert C. Timmons to the Workers' Compensation Board of Magistrates.

The Workers' Compensation Board of Magistrates hears administrative claims for benefits and resolve disputes arising under the Workers' Disability Compensation Act.

"Robert brings years of experience and knowledge handling workers' compensation issues and I look forward to his contributions to the board," Snyder said.

Timmons, of Grand Rapids, is in private practice and manages his firm Robert C. Timmons, PC. He previously served as managing partner for Boyden, Timmons, Dilley & Haney, PC and Boyden, Waddell, Timmons & Dilley, PC.  He specialized in complex litigation, civil litigation, personal injury, agribusiness, white collar criminal litigation and transactional law. Timmons also served as a special assistant attorney general in the defense of state funds administration.

Timmons previously served as past chairman of the Cascade Township Planning Commission and the Cascade Township Zoning Board of Appeals. He was a member of the Grand Rapids Association, the American Bar Association, the Florida Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan and served on the Michigan State Bar Foundation. Timmons also served as a Hearing Referee for the Michigan Civil Rights Commission. He earned a bachelor's degree in geology from Western Michigan University and a law degree from the University of Miami Law School where he also was a student instructor of legal research and writing and moot court.

Timmons will serve the remainder of a term expiring January 26, 2013 and replaces Jay Quist. The appointment is subject to advice and consent of the Senate.