HARRISBURG (May 6, 2021) — Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) member Justin D. Beck of Pittsburgh will be recognized virtually for receiving the American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (ABA TIPS) Workers' Compensation and Employers' Liability Law Committee Rising Star Award at an awards ceremony during the PBA Virtual Annual Meeting, May 19-21.
The ABA TIPS Rising Star Award recognizes members who exhibit professional excellence in the field of workers’ compensation service to the profession and the bar, service to the communities, a reputation for or advancement of legal ethics and professional responsibility and involvement and contribution in ABA activities.
Beck has been making educational contributions to the profession since 2017 when he started writing for the PBA Workers’ Compensation Section quarterly newsletter. Now an assistant editor of the publication, he initiated and leads efforts of a Listserv for section members offering daily reports on the latest case law and other developments in the workers’ compensation field.
Beck serves as a contributing editor of volumes 6, 7, 8 and 9 of West's Pennsylvania Practice, Workers’ Compensation: Law & Practice. He was a moderator at the PBA Workers’ Compensation Law Section 2019 Fall Meeting for the utilization review program, and has frequently served on panels, at both the county and state level, that explore emerging issues in workers’ compensation.
Prior to joining two Pittsburgh law firms, Beck was an academic research assistant for Workers’ Compensation Judge David B. Torrey. He was also an intern at the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Workers’ Compensation Office of Adjudication.
Beck is a member of ABA TIPS; PBA Workers’ Compensation Law Section; and the Allegheny County Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section, its Council and CLE Committee.
Beck graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and Saint Vincent College.
For more information on the PBA Virtual Annual Meeting, visit https://www.pabar.org/pdf/2021/2021AnnualMeeting.pdf.
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