Springfield, IL – Governor JB Pritzker recently announced that Efi James has been appointed to serve as an Arbitrator for the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission.*
Efi James has specialized in representing workers within the legal system for over twenty-five years. She currently provides legal counsel at the Law Firm of Walsh, Fewkes & Sterba as well as Karchmar & Stone.
She has experience working in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office as a Workers’ Compensation Clerk, Probate Clerk, First Municipal Clerk, and as Assistant State’s Attorney.
James also has teaching experience as an Adjunct Professor at Kaplan University, where she taught within the Criminal Justice master’s degree program. She has served as a Chair for the Current Issues in Illinois Workers’ Compensation Seminar and was chair of the Chicago Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Committee.
James received her Bachelor of Arts from DePaul University and Juris Doctorate from John Marshall Law School.
Ms. James’ appointment is effective March 1, 2023.
* Appointment pending confirmation by the Illinois Senate.