Judge David B. Torrey

Biography

Judge Torrey with academic research assistant Justin D. Beck (Pitt Law Class of 2017). Read his Pawlosky case retrospective, digested/posted at left. >> Judge Torrey also blogs at http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/workerscomplaw/. (Link below right.)

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); and Torrey, McIntyre, Black & Beck, "Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law,” 52 ABA TTIPS Law Journal 709 (2016 Annual Survey Issue) (Winter 2017).

Selected Works

Legal Treatise
The definitive treatise on the law and practice of workers’ compensation under the Pennsylvania Act.
Essay
A review of an important book for the workers' compensation practitioner.
Marathon training in an old West Virginia river town.

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