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Remembering Gary Kilgore


We are saddened to announce that Gary Lynn Kilgore, long time Administrative Law Judge and Appeals Panel Judge, with the Texas Workers’ Compensation Commission and the Texas Department of Insurance-Division of Workers’ Compensation, passed away on September 23, 2022 at the age of 69. 

Mr. Kilgore attended college at the University of Virginia and earned his Juris Doctor in 1978 at the University of Texas School of Law. He served as managing partner of Garcia & Kilgore, attorneys, for over 16 years before joining the Texas Workers’ Compensation Commission where he served as an Appeals Panel Judge for 12 years. 

Thereafter, Gary heard cases as a Hearing Officer with the Division of Workers’ Compensation for 4 years before serving as Associate Director of Legal Services with the Office of Injured Employee Counsel, in which capacity he served for over 13 years. 

Mr. Kilgore returned to the Appeals Panel in 2019 prior to his retirement this year.

Those of us that knew Gary found him to be a wealth of knowledge regarding the workers’ compensation law and institutional system in Texas. He was an outstandingly gifted writer, a delightful conversationalist, and a student of the law and American and world history. We will miss you, Gary….

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