Arbitrator Appointments
On Friday October 25, 2019, Governor Pritzker appointed Linda Jean Cantrell and Christopher A. Harris as Arbitrators of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission. The following biographies come from the Governor's press release.

Linda Cantrell will serve as an Arbitrator on the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. Ms. Cantrell currently works as an attorney for Winters, Brewster, Crosby and Schaffer. She formerly worked as a legal secretary at Mertz Law Firm. Cantrell is a current member of the Missouri Bar Association, Williamson County Bar Association, Illinois Bar Foundation, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. She earned her Bachelor of Science from St. Louis University and Juris Doctor from the Southern Illinois School of Law.
Christopher Harris will serve as an Arbitrator on the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. Mr. Harris currently works as managing attorney and owner of Shield Law Firm LLC and volunteers at the Cook County Arbitration Center. Previously, he served as general counsel at International Services, associate attorney at Archer Law Group and an attorney at his own firm Johnson and Harris. He is a member of the Illinois and Chicago Bar Associations as well as the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce. Harris earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Illinois and his Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law.
The attorneys of Brady, Connolly & Masuda, P.C. look forward to appearing before Arbitrators Cantrell and Harris and representing the interests of our clients.
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