Charles R. “Chuck” Davoli

    Thursday 30th Nov 2017

    Of Counsel.

    He owns and operates Charles Davoli, LLC, workers compensation mediation, consultation and training services. As a mediator, he has mediated over 800 workers comp. related cases and he periodically provides reports in Louisiana of jurisprudential, legislative and policy developments.

    Chuck, as a former union steelworker, has served as a labor representative for the past 12 years and is currently Vice-Chairman on the Louisiana Governor’s Workers Compensation Advisory Council, has served on its five-person Executive Advisory Committee, and has Chaired various working task forces of the Council; including, serving as chairman for Second Injury Fund, State Workplace Safety, and Employer Payroll Fraud and Employee Misclassification Task Forces. He is also a member and past co-chair for the Louisiana AKids Chance@ scholarship program administered by the Louisiana Bar Foundation and currently serves on the National AKids Chance@ of America Executive Board of Directors. He is a past chairman for six years for the Legal Services for Persons with Disabilities Committee for the Louisiana State Bar Association, and past member of the LSBA – Access to Justice Committee. From 1996-2010 he served as Chairperson of the Louisiana Disabled Workers Network (DAWN) and was the CLE Chair for the Louisiana Workers Advocates (LWA) organization, a State WILG affiliate member. He served as Coordinator of the Louisiana Citizens Against Reducing Employee Rights (CARE-R), a coalition of medical providers, organized labor, and the worker’s compensation trial bar. In 2009 he was appointed by Chief Justice Kimball as a Labor representative to the Louisiana Supreme Court’s Ad Hoc Committee to Study Perceptions of Louisiana’s Legal System. He is a past chairman of the worker’s compensation sections for the Baton Rouge Bar Association and the Louisiana Association for Justice. He is a benefactor sponsor of WILG and served on its Executive Committee as President in 2013-14 and Immediate Past-President for 2014-15. He is a frequent lecturer on Louisiana Workers Compensation law and issues and represents the AFL-CIO and injured workers in legislative deliberations related to workers compensation.

    Prior to obtaining his law degree at Louisiana State University, he served as Director of Criminal Justice Planning & Budgeting in the states of Florida and Michigan and served as Assistant Secretary for the Louisiana Department of Corrections and Public Safety. He also holds a BA degree in Psychology and an MS degree in Criminology & Corrections and obtained certificates in Public Administration, Higher Education, and Law Enforcement Administration. He is a former instructor at Louisiana State University and Southeastern Louisiana University and was Manager of Security for Marathon Petroleum Company in Garyville, Louisiana. He has been recognized for outstanding achievements as a practicing attorney by the Louisiana State Bar Association, Baton Rouge Bar Association, WILG, Louisiana Disabled Workers Network, the Louisiana AFL-CIO, LexisNexis, and is a Fellow of the National College of Workers Compensation Lawyers and a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI).

    In 2016, he was presented with the prestigious A President’s Brotherhood Award@ by the Louisiana AFL-CIO for A generous and untiring efforts and immeasurable hours spent endeavoring to improve the lives and well-being of working men and women in Louisiana@. In October 2016, he was recognized by his peers with the National Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group Association and awarded the N. Michael Rucka Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest award given by the national claimants bar for outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of workers compensation. In April 2017, he was awarded the Louisiana Bar Foundation’s President’s Award for dedicated and long-standing volunteer support to the LBFs A Kids Chance@ scholarship program.

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