FORUM OF U.S. ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGES
A professional association for current and retired federal administrative law judges

Leadership

FORUM Officers
and Committee members.

President & CEO - Judge J.E. Sullivan

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Judge J.E. Sullivan was appointed as an administrative law judge (ALJ) for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Hearings in July 2011.  Prior to this appointment, Judge Sullivan served for three years as an ALJ with the Social Security Administration.  Before joining the federal administrative judiciary, Judge Sullivan served nine years as an Industrial Insurance Appeals Judge with the Washington State Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals (1999-2008), and ten years as a pro tem Superior Court Judge and Commissioner on both civil and criminal cases for Snohomish County Superior Court in Washington State (the court of general jurisdiction) (1998-1999).  While in private practice, Judge Sullivan served as both a court-appointed arbitrator on over fifty Superior Court civil cases, and as a privately hired arbitrator, mediator, and settlement conference facilitator.  Judge Sullivan’s trial work includes serving as deputy prosecuting attorney and as a criminal defense trial attorney in Washington State, litigating both criminal (felony and misdemeanor) and civil cases.  Judge Sullivan is a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States and the Washington State Bar Association.  In addition to FORUM, Judge Sullivan is an active member of the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ), the American Bar Association (ABA) Judicial Division, the Federal Administrative Law Judges Conference (FALJC), and the Federal Bar Association (FBA). 

Vice President - Judge Clark Cheney

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Bio coming soon.

Secretary - Judge Scott Anderson

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Bio coming soon.

Treasurer - Vacant

Legislative Chairman - Judge (Ret.) Gerald Marvin Bober

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Judge Bober earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Maryland College (Major: Political Science; Minor - Economics) in 1961.  He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law (LL.B.) in 1964.  He worked as an attorney at the Internal Revenue Service and Interstate Commerce Commission.  From 1979 through 1994, he served as an administrative law judge (ALJ) and Associate Chief Judge at the U.S. Department of Labor.  Thereafter, he served as an ALJ at the Social Security Administration from 1994 through 1996 in Tampa, Florida and at the Securities and Exchange Commission from 1996 through 1998 in Washington, DC.  From 1998 through 2011, he served as an ALJ for the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission in Washington, DC, and thereafter served with the same agency as a Senior ALJ through 2012 until his retirement.  Judge Bober is a member of the Maryland State Bar and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, and the Highest Court of the State of Maryland.  He is a noted teacher, lecturer, and author.

  


Past Presidents

Dennis l. phillips (oshrc) 2014-2018

alan paez (FMSHRC) 2010-2014

CARMEN A. CINTRON (FERC) 2007-2009

DAVID BARBOUR (FMSHRC) 2005-2007

LAWRENCE BRENNER (FERC) 2003-2005

CHARLES BULLOCK (EPA) 2001-2003

EDWARD M. SILVERSTEIN (FERC) 2000-2001

WILLIAM C. CREGAR (HUD) 1996-1999

ELI NASH, JR. (EPA) 1995-1996

MICHAEL O. MILLER (NLRB) 1993-1994

LEONARD M. WAGMAN (NLRB) 1991-1992

ALAN W. HEIFETZ (HUD) 1988-1990

MARY ELLEN BITTNER (BENARD) (NLRB) 1985-1987  


Committee members

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Special Projects

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