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The Workers’ Compensation Commission is pleased to welcome Commissioner Shalisha Hines Ivy.
On September 25, 2006, Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., appointed Commissioner Ivy as a member of the Workers’ Compensation Commission, making her the first African American female in Maryland history to receive this appointment.  In 1991, she received her Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and Spanish from Wake Forest University, where she was a Z. Smith Reynolds Scholar.  Commissioner Ivy earned her J.D. from the Rutgers School of Law-Camden in 1994, where she graduated with distinction in the International Law Honors Program.  Following a brief internship in the Public Defender’s Office for Prince George’s County in 1994, she joined the County Attorney’s Office for Prince George’s County.  Her practice included workers’ compensation, tort liability cases, 42 USC §1983 cases, employment discrimination and child abuse and neglect cases in both state and federal courts.  Commissioner Ivy is also an adjunct professor for UMUC.

The Workers’ Compensation Commission is pleased to welcome our new Secretary to the Commission, Michael L. Galey, Esq.

 Born May 15, 1968, in Danville, Illinois, Michael is a 1986 graduate of Chesapeake High School in Pasadena, Maryland.  After attending Catonsville Community College, Michael matriculated to the University of Arizona and graduated with B.S. degrees in Business Administration and Public Administration.  Michael obtained his J.D. from the St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida in 1997 and completed coursework in Entertainment Law at the Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, and Intellectual Property Law at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago.  Admitted to the California State Bar and the United States District Courts for the Central and Southern Districts of California in 1998 and the United States District Court for the District of Montana in 2000, Michael was principal in the Los Angeles criminal defense firm of Becker & Galey from 1998 – 2001.  Michael became a member of the Maryland Court of Appeals in 2001 and after practicing briefly with the law firm of Michael R. Roblyer, P.A. in Annapolis, served the Maryland General Assembly as Committee Counsel to the House Health and Government Operations Committee during the 2003 Legislative Session.  After Session, Michael joined the Maryland Insurance Administration as Staff Attorney to the Office of the Commissioner and served as Chief Administrator for the Insurance Fraud Division.