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We are closed Election Day, Tuesday November 6th.  We are closed Monday, November 12th in observance of Veterans' Day.
We are closed Thursday, November 22nd in observance of Thanksgiving and Friday, November 23rd in observance of American Indian Heritage Day.
30 We are pleased to welcome two new Commissioners, Allan Kittleman and Howard Metz to the Commission.
  Allan H. Kittleman, Commissioner - On November 28, 2018 Governor Larry Hogan announced the appointment of Allan H. Kittleman to the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission. Commissioner Kittleman graduated with honors from the University of Maryland School of Law with a J.D. in 1988. He received his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 1981. After receiving his J.D. degree, he joined Smith, Somerville & Case. In 1991, he joined Herwig & Humphreys where he became a partner. Subsequently, he became “of counsel” at Godwin, Erlandson, Vernon and Daney. Throughout his 25 years in legal practice, Commissioner Kittleman concentrated his practice in the defense of workers’ compensation claims in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Commissioner Kittleman also previously served on the Howard County Council (1998-2004), in the Maryland State Senate (2004-2014) and as the Howard County Executive (2014-2018).
  Howard L. Metz, Commissioner - On November 28, 2018 Governor Larry Hogan announced the appointment of Howard L. Metz to the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission. He graduated from Rutgers School of Law in 1985. He received his bachelor's degree from The American University in 1982. Mr. Metz has over 30 years of experience in workers’ compensation and as a litigation attorney representing clients in trials before the Maryland Circuit and District Courts and U.S. District Court including courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He has briefed and argued cases before the Maryland Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. In addition to practicing before the Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission, Mr. Metz has appeared before the Social Security Administration and other State and Federal Agencies. He has been a court appointed mediator for the Circuit Court for Frederick County since 2000 and for the Circuit Court for Washington County since 2008. He frequently lectures and is a continuing legal education instructor in the areas of Workers’ Compensation law and mediation practice.
26 The calendar 2019 MARYLAND WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION MAXIMUM RATE OF BENEFITS is posted to our Compensation Rates page as a PDF for download.