State News : Texas

NWCDN is a network of law firms dedicated to protecting employers in workers’ compensation claims.

NWCDN Members regularly post articles and summary judgements in workers’ compensations law in your state.  

Select a state from the dropdown menu below to scroll through the state specific archives for updates and opinions on various workers’ compensation laws in your state.

Contact information for NWCDN members is also located on the state specific links in the event you have additional questions or your company is seeking a workers’ compensation lawyer in your state.




Cassie Brown, an experienced insurance regulator from the Texas Department of Insurance, is the new Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation.  We look forward to her fresh, informed view of the staffing and structure the Division of Workers’ Compensation to the benefit of all system participants. Commissioner Brown has already confirmed that the attorney fee issue is on her radar and has recommended that all attorneys should take a close look at their hours and fees, and confirm that they are accurate.

Goodbye and well wishes to Bonnie Lopez a well-respected Benefit Review Officer who announced her retirement effective June 28th.  Ms. Lopez has been with Division even longer than our firm has been in business.  She started with the Industrial Accident Board in 1985, leaving that post in 1992. She returned to work at the Division as a BRO in 2005.

Michele Wong Krause, a Dallas based a workers’ compensation attorney, is now a member of  the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association.  Among her other qualifications she served on the ABA Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities from 2014 to 2017.  She is also an active member of the Workers’ Compensation Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.

-  Copyright 2018, Jane Lipscomb StoneStone Loughlin & Swanson, LLP