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2021 Virtual Annual Workers' Compensation CLE Program - Day 2

Total Credits: 7.25 CLE, 2.0 Ethics, 3.0 Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation Specialization, 7.25 Workers' Compensation Law Specialization

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Personal Injury Law |  Workers' Compensation
Eric C Awerkamp |  C Andrew Campbell |  Laura Clymer |  Margaret H Downie |  Amy L Foster |  LuAnn Haley |  Jessica Jean-Marie Kokal |  Katherine Kuhlman |  Lisa M LaMont |  Eric W Slavin |  Amy White |  Hammad Zafar
Original Program Date:
Oct 14, 2021


Best Practices for Attending Virtual/Remote Hearings
Hon. Andy Campbell, Industrial Commission of Arizona
Hon. Amy Foster, Industrial Commission of Arizona

Hon. Luann Haley, Industrial Commission of Arizona

Compensability in COVID Cases
Hon. Luann Haley, Industrial Commission of Arizona
Laura Clymer, Brian Clymer Attorney at Law
Lisa Lamont, Lundmark Barberich LaMont & Slavin PC

New AMA Guides– AMA Presentation followed by Panel Discussion

Panel: Eric Awerkamp, Awerkamp Law and Eric Slavin, Lundmark, Barberich, LaMont & Slavin, PC

Implicit Bias/Diversity Presentation
Jessica Kokal, Broening Oberg Woods & Wilson PC

Disciplinary Proceedings
Hon. Margaret Downie, Presiding Disciplinary Judge

PTSD | France Case Presentation
Katherine Kuhlman, PsyD, Police & Clinical Psychologist
Amy White, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist, Comprehensive Fitness & Consultation, LLC

Live Surgery of Foot or Ankle
Dr. Hammad Zafar, Mirage Podiatry








Eric C Awerkamp Related Seminars and Products


Eric C. Awerkamp received his B.A., summa cum laude, in Accounting from Arizona State University in 1986.  He received his J.D. from J. Rueben Clark Law School in 1989 and was a member of law review.Upon graduation, Mr. Awerkamp joined the law firm of Beus, Gilbert & Morrill as a litigation associate.  In 1993, he joined the law firm of Brown, Arenofsky, Squire & Sacco and practiced in the areas of workers’ compensation and personal injury.  In 1997, he opened his own practice and continues his practice in the areas of workers’ compensation and personal injury.  He is a certified specialist in workers’ compensation and a member of the Arizona Association for Justice.  He is the past co-chair of the workers’ compensation section of the State Bar of Arizona.  He has successfully represented thousands of injured persons in workers’ compensation and personal injury claims.  He serves as the chairman of the ICA liaison committee.

C Andrew Campbell Related Seminars and Products

C. Andrew Campbell the Chief Administrative Law Judge at the Industrial Commission of Arizona has been with the Administrative Law Judge Division since 2014. Prior to joining the Industrial Commission of Arizona, Andy worked in private practice in Arizona for thirteen years, and served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Maricopa County Superior Court, presiding over civil calendars, settlements conferences, and other alternative dispute resolution matters. Andy is licensed in Arizona and South Carolina and practiced in South Carolina from 1999-2001 prior to moving to Arizona. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law (J.D. 1999) and Presbyterian College (B.A. 1996).

Laura Clymer Related Seminars and Products

Associate Attorney

Laura Clymer is an associate at Brian Clymer, Attorney at Law. The firm represents people in Arizona workers’ compensation and Social Security disability cases. Laura is a workers' compensation certified specialist, State Bar of Arizona. She also serves on the executive board of the Arizona Association of Lawyers for Injured Workers. She’s been recognized as Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch”, workers’ compensation - claimants, for four consecutive years (2021-2024).

In addition to practicing full-time, Laura is a part-time, adjunct professor of law practice at the University of Arizona, where she teaches a legal writing, analysis and research class to UA undergraduate law majors and MLS graduate students.

Laura, a native Arizonan, graduated from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in 2013. She was one of 11 in her graduating class of 210 students to receive a Dean’s Award for outstanding contributions and performance at the law school. She passed the Arizona bar exam in July 2013 and was licensed to practice law on December 11, 2013.

Outside of work, Laura takes on an active role in her faith community, Casas Adobes Congregational, U.C.C. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Marana, where she serves as club president. She's a loyal fan of UA athletics, and enjoys reading, movies, travel, and most of all, spending time with family and friends over a great meal.

While in law school, Laura was co-editor-in-chief of the Law Journal for Social Justice; served on the executive board of OUTLaw, the gay-straight student alliance; and worked as a research assistant in the ASU Work-Life Policy Unit of the Civil Justice Clinic at the law school. She also completed legal externships for U.S. Magistrate Judge David K. Duncan, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the civil division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and clerked one summer in Maricopa County Superior Court.

Prior to law school, Laura was a journalist for 18 years. She was the city editor and online content editor for the award-winning Arizona Daily Sun newspaper in Flagstaff from 2001 until August 2010.

Margaret H Downie Related Seminars and Products

Judge Downie is the Presiding Disciplinary Judge for the Arizona Supreme Court -- presiding over formal attorney discipline, disability, and reinstatement proceedings. Judge Downie previously served as Executive Director of the Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct and Staff Director of the Arizona Supreme Court's Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee. From 2008 to 2017, Judge Downie was a judge on the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One. Prior to that, she spent 11 years on the Maricopa County Superior Court, where she was Associate Presiding Judge and Civil Presiding Judge.

Judge Downie graduated with a B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She received her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. After law school, Judge Downie worked in the civil litigation department of Jennings, Strouss & Salmon in Phoenix. Thereafter, she spent almost ten years in the lawyer regulation department of the State Bar of Arizona, ultimately serving as Chief Bar Counsel.

Amy L Foster Related Seminars and Products

Honorable Amy Foster serves as an Administrative Law Judge in Arizona, specializing in worker's compensation cases. Raised in Phoenix, she attended Carnegie Mellon University for undergraduate, and pursued her legal aspirations at the University of Arizona Law School, graduating in 2003. Amy's professional trajectory led her to hone her skills in disability and licensing law. In 2017, Amy joined the Industrial Commission of Arizona as an Administrative Law Judge. She also serves on the Committee on Character and Fitness for the Arizona State Bar.

LuAnn Haley Related Seminars and Products

Honorable LuAnn Haley has been an Administrative Law Judge with the Industrial Commission of Arizona since 1999. Judge Haley graduated from college and law school in Pennsylvania and received her Juris Doctorate from the Dickinson School of Law in 1981. She practiced law in Pennsylvania from 1981 through 1998 before moving to Arizona in 1998. She continues to be admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and also has been licensed in Arizona since 1999. While practicing in Pennsylvania, she handled workers’ compensation cases for employers, carriers and self-insured employers. Judge Haley has been a frequent lecturer for continuing legal education seminars in both Arizona and Pennsylvania and also serves on the CLE committee for the State Bar of Arizona’s Workers’ Compensation Section. Judge Haley is a Fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers and serves on the Executive Committee for the organization. In addition, she is a member of the National Association of Workers’ Compensation Judiciary and serves as is one of the editors for the NAWCJ’s monthly newsletter.

Jessica Jean-Marie Kokal Related Seminars and Products

Broening Oberg Woods & Wilson PC

Jessica Kokal is a partner with Broening Oberg Woods & Wilson. Jessica moved to the Valley from the Detroit metropolitan area to attend Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University as a National Merit scholar recruit. She remained at Arizona State University to attend law school at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law while also working full-time at a small Phoenix firm. After joining the firm of Broening, Oberg, Woods & Wilson as an associate in 2016, Jessica was invited to become a partner in 2018.

During her career, Jessica has defended over 30 arbitrations both in what are now known as Tier 1 cases in the state of Arizona and in the AAA forum, taken and defended hundreds of depositions, and defended multiple trials, before both juries and the presiding disciplinary judge and disciplinary hearing panel, to verdict. She currently focuses her practice in the areas of general liability defense, insurance bad faith with a focus in workers’ compensation bad faith, and professional malpractice and lawyer disciplinary proceedings.

In addition to maintaining her practice, Jessica oversees the firm’s mentorship program and chairs the firm’s marketing and recruitment committees. Between 2017 and 2019, she also directed the Phoenix Ladder Down program, designed to help women lawyers extend the “ladder down” to other women lawyers. She is also the firm’s diversity and hiring partner.

Katherine Kuhlman Related Seminars and Products

Owner and Chief Psychologist

Dr. Katherine (Katie) Kuhlman, ABPP, is a board-certified psychologist in Police and Public Safety Psychology,  and has expertise in the treatment of PTSD, depression, anxiety, and  general life stressors. She has worked since 2014 providing services to  first responders and their family members, truly understanding the  unique stressors inherent in these occupations. She has presented  nationally on wellness issues related to law enforcement, as well as  school safety. She served as a subject matter expert on traumatic stress  on the Colorado Governor's Expert Emergency Epidemic Response Committee  prior to moving to Arizona. Dr. Kuhlman has responded and provided  debriefing services to critical incidents including officer-involved  shootings, suicides, line-of-duty deaths, and mass shootings.  Understanding trauma, keeping schools and workplaces safe, and helping  first responders are her true passions.

Lisa M LaMont Related Seminars and Products

Lisa Lamont has been a Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law since 2001.  Ms. LaMont received her B.A. in Political Science/Philosophy, summa cum laude, in 1991 from Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio, and her J.D., with honors, in 1991 from The Ohio State University College of Law.  Go Bucks!  Upon graduation, Ms. LaMont joined the firm of O’Connor Cavanagh as a litigation associate and was introduced to the joys of a workers’ compensation defense practice.  In 1996, she joined Cross & Lieberman, P.A., and has practiced workers’ compensation law exclusively since that time.  She has been a partner in her firm, currently called Lundmark, Barberich, LaMont & Slavin, P.C. since 2003.  Ms. LaMont has served on the State Bar of Arizona Workers’ Compensation Advisory Commission since 2009.

Eric W Slavin Related Seminars and Products

Industrial Commission of Arizona

Eric Slavin is a partner with Lundmark, Barberich, La Mont & Slavin, P.C.  Admitted to the Arizona State Bar in 1996.  Education: Rutgers University (B.A. 1992). The University of Arizona College of Law (J.D. 1996).  Member: State Bar of Arizona 1996 - present; Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation by State Bar of Arizona; U.S. District Court for Arizona 1998 – present.Former administrative law judge at the Industrial Commission of Arizona.  Author of the workers’ compensation chapter of the Arizona Business Law Handbook.

Amy White Related Seminars and Products


Dr. Amy White is a licensed psychologist with Comprehensive Fitness & Consultation.  She provides individual, group, and couples therapy with a primary focus on trauma and stress with emergency services personnel.  In addition, Dr. White provides trauma-informed and EMDR therapy using an integrative approach that includes physical and mental fitness; trainings on topics including peer support, suicide and surviving traumatic events; as well as, consultation and critical incident debrief services to local, state, and federal agencies.
She received her BA and MPA in Criminal Justice from the University of Michigan and her MA and PsyD in Clinical Psychology from the Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University.  Previously, Dr. White served as a police officer in Flint, Michigan.  She has done numerous presentations and publications throughout her career.

Hammad Zafar Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Hammad Zafar is a Fellow with American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is Board Certified in Foot Surgery and Rearfoot & Ankle Surgery. Born in Pakistan, Dr. Zafar moved to the United States at an early age and has been blessed to call Arizona his home since then. He attended Mesquite High School in Gilbert, AZ and during his high school years he became interested in foot and ankle surgery after seeing many specialists for his own foot and ankle issues. After high school, Dr. Zafar attended Arizona State University where along with completing the required pre-medicine classes for medical schools, he was also able to complete a degree in Bachelor of Arts in History and minor in Small Business.

After graduating from Arizona State University in 2010, Dr. Zafar accepted admission into Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ and completed his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine in 2015. While at Midwestern, he was honored to accept multiple awards and scholarships including Samuel Mason Pioneering Service Award, Distinguished Student Award, Arizona School APMSA Student of Year Award, multiple AzPMSA Scholarships, and the APMA Educational Foundation Scholarship. He was also privileged to serve as the class speaker at the combined graduation ceremony for Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine and Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Class of 2015.

After graduating from Midwestern University, Dr. Zafar chose to pursue his residency training at Kaiser Permanente Hospitals in Santa Clara, Fremont, and San Leandro, California. During his residency training, he was exposed to a large clinical and surgical volume with comprehensive training in management of both inpatient and outpatient foot and ankle pathology. Dr. Zafar received extensive training in adult and pediatric reconstructive foot and ankle surgery; evaluation and management of ankle, rearfoot and forefoot trauma; and complete preoperative and postoperative evaluations of elective foot and ankle surgery. He also served as the Chief Resident during his last year of training at Kaiser Permanente. One of Dr. Zafar’s favorite experiences in residency training included a mission trip to Da Nang, Vietnam where he and his colleagues had the opportunity to help the underserved population of this region.

When not practicing medicine, Dr. Zafar loves to spend time with his wife. He and his wife love to travel and explore different areas of the world. Dr. Zafar also enjoys learning and discussing history with friends and family, one of his favorite trips included a visit to the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. He is also an enthusiastic fan of the Green Bay Packers, the Phoenix Suns, and Chelsea Football Club. Dr. Zafar loves to discuss sports at any opportunity he has and enjoys playing basketball and cricket with friends.



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