Valerie J. Peiler

312-425-3131

10 South LaSalle Street, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60603

211 Landmark Drive, Suite C2, Normal, IL 61761

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Valerie J. Peiler

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Valerie J. Peiler

Valerie J. Peiler served as an Arbitrator with the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission for fifteen years prior to joining Brady, Connolly & Masuda, P.C. in 2006. In that position, she issued approximately 2000 arbitration decisions. Among those decisions were questions of first impression, such as penalties for failure to pay wage differential benefits; vocational rehabilitation standards for undocumented workers; and termination of temporary total disability benefits prior to maximum medical improvement. She also served as a public member Commissioner during two interim appointments, hearing cases in Chicago and downstate review venues.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1981

Education

  • Valparaiso University
  • BASW

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Rehabilitation Insurance Nurses Group, 2003
  • Employment Law Class, Loyola University Guest Speaker, 2001
  • Royal & Sun Alliance, 2001
  • Illinois Self-Insurers Association, 2000
  • Gallagher Captive Services, Inc., 2000
  • U.S. Dept. of Labor/OSHA, 2000
  • Illinois Dept. Employment Security, 2000
  • Illinois Employer Council, 1999
  • IICLE, 1998
  • Fireman's Fund, 1998

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois Industrial Commission Arbitrators Association, 1999-2003
  • President and Treasurer
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association
  • DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar
  • The Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association
  • DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar
  • The Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
10 South LaSalle Street, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-425-3131
211 Landmark Drive, Suite C2
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-862-4914
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