Annual Illinois Employer and Insurer Seminar & Dinner

Rusin & Maciorowski Presents:
Annual Illinois Employer and Insurer Seminar & Dinner
Dear Clients & Colleagues,

Please join us Thursday, May 16th, 2019 at 2:00p.m. for our Annual Employer and Insurer Workers’ Compensation Conference and Dinner. We are pleased to announce that we will be returning to the Medinah Country Club, in Medinah, Illinois. The seminar will begin at 2:15 p.m. and conclude by 4:45 p.m., with dinner to follow. This years program will feature four speakers presenting current professional, legal, and legislative topics pertaining to Illinois workers’ compensation and business in general. I am pleased to be joined this year by the newly appointed Commissioner Barbara Flores, who will discuss her responsibilities as an Arbitrator and Commissioner. Additionally, I welcome Stosh D. Walsh, an author, TEDx speaker, and adjunct executive coach with the Center for Creative Leadership.

You can RSVP to this event here.


Attorney Mark P. Rusin – Rusin & Maciorowski
Moderator; Topic: 2019 Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission Update

Mark Rusin is the managing partner of the firm. He has spoken on numerous Illinois Workers’ Compensation issues for employers, insurance companies and educational groups. For more than 25 years, Mark has successfully defended employers in Worker’s Compensation matters through all appellate levels including the Supreme Court of Illinois. He graduated with honors from the Chicago Kent College of Law and has a Martindale-Hubbell preeminent attorney rating. Mark has been recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” in the workers’ compensation defense field since 2010. Mark resides in Wheaton, Illinois with his family where he is active in his community.

Comm. Barbara Flores – Illinois Workers Compensation Commission
Topic: 2019 Illinois Workers’ Compensation Issues and Legislation

Barbara N. Flores was appointed as a Commissioner on the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission in 2019. She was previously an Arbitrator at the Commission since 2011, and the first Latina to hold that position. Previously, Ms. Flores focused in labor and employment work at the federal, state, and local levels. She is actively involved in the professional community, where she is especially dedicated to the advancement of law students and continuing legal education. In this capacity, Ms. Flores has served as Chair of the Diversity Scholarship Foundation’s Scholarship and Continuing Legal Education committees since 2014. Her commitment to the profession extends to the broader community as a long-standing Trustee of the Hispanic Lawyers Scholarship Fund of Illinois, and as a mentor through the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois JD Mentors program and the Chicago-Kent College of Law Society for Women in Law. Ms. Flores received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and is an alumna of Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor degree and Certificate in Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Ms. Flores is admitted to practice in Illinois and New York.

Attorney Michael E. Rusin – Rusin & Maciorowski
Topic: Illinois Workers’ Compensation case law update for 2019

Michael Rusin is the President of Rusin & Maciorowski. Mike earned his Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law, order of the coif and has been practicing for over 30 years. With extensive trial and appellate experience, Mike concentrates his practice in the defense of Workers’ Compensation litigation and Employer Liability cases throughout Illinois. Mike is an accomplished speaker and author on various Illinois Workers’ Compensation issues and developments. He has a Martindale-Hubbell preeminent rating and recognized as a “Super Lawyer” in the Worker’s Compensation field the past 10 years. Mike is also an avid runner, and Ironman competitor.

Stosh D. Walsh – Speaker
Topic: Personality Analysis and Business

Stosh D. Walsh serves others through speaking, coaching, workshops and writing. He is a TEDx speaker, an adjunct executive coach with the Center for Creative Leadership, and the author of Along the Way: Leadership Stories from Everyday Life (2012) and several articles. He is an expert in strengths-based organizational development, including leadership and executive coaching, employee engagement, and talent management, having spent thousands of hours consulting, coaching and training on each.

**Please Note: Dress for this event is business casual; jeans will not be permitted inside the venue.