James "Mac" Heslep defends employers against claims of work-related injury and illness. His practice began with a focus on the defense of state workers’ compensation claims. Since 2004, he has defended more than 2,000 protests before the West Virginia Workers’ Compensation Office of Judges. He has extensive experience in appellate practice of state workers’ compensation matters before the West Virginia Workers’ Compensation Board of Review and the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. In the past few years, his practice has expanded to the federal level through representation of coal operators and insurers covered by the Black Lung Benefits Act. He has practiced before the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges, and the Benefits Review Board.
With this background, Mac began applying his experience in administrative benefit proceedings to other employment matters related to claims of occupational injury and illness. He now regularly counsels employers on the interaction of state workers’ compensation, FMLA, and ADA. His primary goal in all matters is achieving favorable resolutions of administrative benefit claims in coordination with related employment matters, including workers’ compensation discrimination claims and deliberate intent claims.
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