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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.
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1981
Year of Birth: 1953
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Illinois Industrial Commission Arbitrators Association, 1999-2003
President and Treasurer
Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
Leading Lawyer, Law Bulletin Media, 2017
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
Fireman's Fund, 1998
Brady, Connolly and Masuda, P.C. was founded in 1997 with a vision to provide skilled and aggressive defense for employers and insurers for complex legal matters such as workers’ compensation defense, civil litigation defense, and insurance law and litigation defense.
With offices in Chicago and Bloomington/Normal, the firm provides strong representation for clients in Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, and throughout the country. No matter the industry or the complexity of a case, their mission is to work quickly and tirelessly to secure the most favorable outcome for each client they serve.