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Snyder makes appointment to Workers' Compensation Board of Magistrates

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Luke McMurray, of Flint, to the Workers’ Compensation Board of Magistrates. 

Housed within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs’ Michigan Administrative Hearing System, the 15-member commission chairs hearings on workers' compensation cases statewide. 

“Luke has extensive experience in workers’ compensation issues and will make great contributions to the board,” Snyder said. 

McMurray has specialized in workers’ compensation law for the past 34 years. Before starting his own firm in 1999, McMurray spent 12 years with Reliance Insurance Co., managing the staff counsel in various states.  He previously spent six years working on workers’ compensation and negligence cases with private law firms. He received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Central Michigan University and he earned a degree from the Detroit College of Law. McMurray replaces John Buehler. 

McMurray will serve the remainder of a four-year term expiring Jan. 26, 2015, and his appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the state Senate.