Judge David B. Torrey


Judge Torrey at the Florida WCI Workers' Compensation Regulators Roundtable, August 2017

Dave Torrey has been a Workers' Compensation Judge in Pittsburgh, PA, since January 1993. He teaches the workers' compensation law courses at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He is a Past-President of the National Association of Workers' Compensation Judiciary (www.NAWCJ.org), and is Secretary of the College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers. His treatise on Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation, published by Thomson-Reuters, is in its Third Edition. His most recent book is David B. Torrey, ed., The Centennial of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act: A Narrative and Pictorial Celebration (Pennsylvania Bar Association 2015). In 2016, he published Torrey & McIntyre, “Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law,” 51 ABA TTIPS Law Journal 749 (2015 Annual Survey Issue) (Winter 2016). He has recently published "The Opt-Out of Workers' Compensation Legislation: A Critical Briefing and the Vasquez v. Dillard's Case," 52 TTIPS Law Journal 39 (Fall 2016); Torrey, McIntyre, Black & Beck, "Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law,” 52 ABA TTIPS Law Journal 709 (2016 Annual Survey Issue) (Winter 2017); and Torrey, McIntyre, Black & Beck, "Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law,” 53 ABA TTIPS Law Journal 703 (2017 Annual Survey Issue) (Winter 2018). Along with Professor Mike Duff of the Wyoming College of Law, he is the author of a chapter on workers' compensation mediation among states for the ABA book, "Resolving Insurance Claim Disputes Before Trial" (2018).

Selected Works

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Book Review/Essay
A review (and summary) of the first book by an employment law scholar to comprehensively take on the issue of work in the context of labor platform intermediaries.
Legal Treatise
The definitive treatise on the law and practice of workers’ compensation under the Pennsylvania Act.
A review of an important book for the workers' compensation practitioner.
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