Recording available after original program date, 4/14/2023
State of the division/department
Speaker: Rodney J. Campbell, Jr., Missouri Labor & Industrial Relations Commission, Jefferson City
The brave new world of trying a PTD case in 2023
Speakers: Martin A. Klug, Huck Howe & Tobin, St. Louis; and Jonathan D. McQuilkin, Eng & Woods, Columbia
Second injury fund liability
Speaker: Keyla S. Rhoades, Missouri Attorney General's Office, Cape Girardeau
Case law update panel
Speakers: Kevin M. Johnson, Wallace Saunders, Overland Park, KS; Patrick J. Platter, The Law Firm of Neale & Newman LLP, Springfield
Lumbar spine, chronic vs. acute conditions and how to tell the difference
Speaker: Dr. John D. Miles, MD, MBA, Columbia Orthopedic Group, Columbia
Elimination of bias
Speaker: Nimrod T. Chapel, Jr., The Chapel Law Group, LLC, Jefferson City
Note: This material qualifies for self-study credit only. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for GAL Certification, ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.
Rodney Campbell currently serves as the chair of the Missouri Labor and Industrial Relations Commission. Rodney was appointed to the Commission in April 2022, and he was appointed as chair in July 2022. Rodney previously served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Labor Division of the Missouri Attorney General's Office. He then practiced workers' compensation law at Archer & Lassa and The Petraborg Law Firm before joining the Commission. Rodney is a graduate of Missouri State University and Saint Louis University School of Law.
Nimrod “Rod” Chapel, Jr., is a Missouri trial lawyer and former Commissioner of the Administrative Hearing Commission who has dedicated his professional and private life to helping people stand up for their rights.
Rod founded The Chapel Law Group, LLC, to create a vehicle for the protection of workers and their families through not only the court system, but also administrative and legislative avenues and venues. Chapel’s advocacy has protected the rights of workers in Missouri, impacted multi-million dollar settlements, and helped to make Missouri a safer place to live and work for everyone.
Most recently though, Rod served as a Commissioner on the Administrative Hearing Commission. The Administrative Hearing Commission is a neutral, independent, administrative tribunal. Rod also served as General Counsel/Director of Legal Services for the Missouri Department of Revenue.
The Chapel Law Group, LLC, has a practice restricted to the representation of people and families injured in any way, deprived of wages due for their labor, and consumer issues that affect working families.
He is married to Denise Chapel and has 2 young sons. Rod is active in his community and believes strongly in community service. Currently, he serves as President of the Jefferson City, MO, NAACP as a member of The Board of Governors for The Missouri Bar and he is on a number of other boards including the Missouri Kid’s First, YMCA, Crimestoppers, Boy Scouts of America, St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City, United Way and Rotary.
Kevin M. Johnson is a Practicing Partner with the firm, and he has practiced with Wallace Saunders since 2002. He earned his undergraduate degree summa cum laude in 1998 from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and his law degree in 2001 from the University of Missouri at Columbia School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois, and his practice focus is on workers’ compensation and employment litigation.
Martin Klug represents employers and concentrates his practice in Missouri workers' compensation. He is a member of Larson's National Worker's Compensation Advisory Board and a member of the Missouri, Illinois and Florida bar.
Patrick J. Platter is a partner with the law firm of Neale & Newman, L.L.P. of Springfield, Missouri. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with undergraduate and law degrees. He specializes in workers’ compensation law, local government law, administrative law, and employment law. He has tried hundreds of workers’ compensation claims before the Division of Workers’ Compensation and appeals before the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission and appellate courts. His appeals in workers’ compensation claims have spanned a wide range of subject in The Workers’ Compensation Law. Mr. Platter is a certified mediator under Rule 17. He is a member of the Mo Bar Fee Dispute Resolution Committee. He is published in the Journal of the Missouri Bar and speaks to many professional and trade organizations in workers’ compensation and employment law. He is recognized in Super Lawyers® in workers’ compensation law and The Best Lawyers of America© in local government law.
Keyla Rhoades serves as Office Manager of the Cape Girardeau location of the Missouri Attorney General's Office. She also is the Unit Leader for the Cape Labor Division. She has been with the office for five years.
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