David B. Torrey, of Pittsburgh, PA, has been a Workers' Compensation Judge for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, in Pittsburgh, PA, since January 1993. He teaches the workers' compensation law courses at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. His four-volume treatise on Pennsylvania workers' compensation, published by Thomson-Reuters, is in its Third Edition. Judge Torrey has written and edited the quarterly newsletter of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Workers' Compensation Law Section since June 1988, and he recently published the 135th edition.
He received his A.B., 1982, from West Virginia University; and his J.D., 1985, from Duquesne University School of Law. During law school, he was Editor-in-Chief of the Duquesne Law Review, Volume 23.
Judge Torrey is a Fellow and Vice-President (June 1, 2019) of the College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers, and he is a Past-President of the National Association of Workers' Compensation Judiciary. Prior to college, Judge Torrey was in the U.S. Army (1976-1979), completing his service as a staff sergeant in the 201st U.S. Field Artillery, West Virginia Army National Guard (1979-1982).
Judge Torrey at the Florida WCI Workers' Compensation Regulators Roundtable, August 2017