November 26, 2019

Dennis O’Brien ’75 has been appointed by Governor J.B. Pritzker to serve as an arbitrator with the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission (IWCC). He currently serves as Vice President and Secretary of the Springfield law firm of Livingston, Mueller, O’Brien and Davlin.

Dennis' primary area of practice has been defending Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission cases. He brings a wealth of workers’ compensation experience to the IWCC position.

For the past 39 years, Dennis has been associated with Livingston, Mueller, O’Brien and Davlin. Previously, he worked as an Assistant State’s Attorney for the Felony Division of Lake County, Assistant State’s Attorney for Sangamon County, and a reporter for the Capitol Information Bureau.

Dennis earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and government from Dominican University in 1975. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 1978. Dennis is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association's Workers' Compensation Counsel and has written and taught dozens of continuing legal education courses over the last twenty years.

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