CHARLESTON -- James D. Gray, a member in the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson, was appointed on March 26 by Gov. Joe Manchin to a six-year term on the Workers' Compensation Board of Review.
Gray will serve as one member of a three-judge panel, which hears and decides workers' compensation appeals from the Office of Judges.
"Jim brings extensive experience to this post," said Robert M. Steptoe Jr., CEO of Steptoe & Johnson. "We congratulate him on his appointment and echo Governor Manchin's confidence in his ability to serve with distinction."
For over 25 years, Gray has focused his practice in the areas of workers' compensation and commercial litigation. A decorated Vietnam veteran and former Air Force officer, Gray served as a former member of the Benedum Airport Authority. He is admitted to practice in West Virginia and Pennsylvania and has served as a member of the West Virginia State Bar Board of Governors and the State Bar Grievance Committee.
Gray received his legal education at the West Virginia University College of Law, where he was Associate Editor of the West Virginia Law Review.