FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 1, 1998
SACRAMENTO --Governor Pete Wilson today announced the designation of Douglas M. Moore, Jr., as chairman of the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board.
"I am pleased that Doug has agreed to accept this new responsibility at the Worker's Compensation Appeals Board," Wilson said. "I have every confidence that Doug will be able to work with his dedicated and thoughtful colleagues to continue running a fair appellate process for the workers compensation system."
Moore, 59, of Marin County, has served on the board since 1997. He previously served as a superior court judge for the City and County of San Francisco.
A native of San Francisco, Moore was previously a general partner with the firm of Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold from 1967 to 1995.
He also served on the faculty and was director of the Insurance Counsel Trial Academy in Boulder, Colorado from 1981 to 1985.
A Republican, Moore is a member of the American Bar Association He is a former member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and the Defense Research Institute.
A veteran of the United States Navy and retired rear-admiral for the U.S.- Naval Reserve, Moore earned a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1961 and a juris doctorate degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in 1966.
The Workers' Compensation Appeals Board is a seven-member quasi-judicial body which hears and makes final rulings on cases concerning the issuance of compensation insurance to employees who have been injured on the job.
The salary for this position is $103,178 per year. This position is subject to Senate confirmation.