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Paula R Eaton


Honorable Paula Eaton is an Administrative Law Judge with the Industrial Commission of Arizona where she has been employed for the last twenty nine years. Prior to joining the Administrative Law Judge Division, Ms. Eaton was employed as a staff attorney with the agency. As a staff attorney, Ms. Eaton appeared before the Governor's Regulatory Review Commission, represented the agency in numerous OSHA fatality cases and workers' compensation cases, and appeared before the Arizona Court of Appeals and the Arizona Supreme Court in agency matters. She has received training in both basic and advanced mediation. She became an Administrative Law Judge in 2003. Since 2018, she has also worked as an instructor at Grand Canyon University teaching a graduate course on the U.S. and Arizona Constitution. Ms. Eaton is a past co-chair of the Workers' Compensation Section of the State Bar of Arizona; is a past co-chair of the CLE Committee of the Workers' Compensation Section; and is a past member of the editorial board of the Arizona Attorney magazine. Ms. Eaton has served as an editor of the Arizona Appellate Handbook, Workers' Compensation Section published by the State Bar of Arizona. She is the author of "The Americans with Disabilities Act and Workers' Compensation Law", Tort and Insurance Law Journal (Winter 1993).