OKLAHOMA CITY — An attorney who specializes in workers’ compensation cases is challenging Gov. Mary Fallin’s appointment of an assistant attorney general to the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission.
Attorney Bob Burke asked the state Supreme Court on Wednesday to block the appointment of Megan Tilly to a seat on the three-member commission.
Fallin appointed Tilly on May 1 to a six-year term on the commission, pending confirmation by the state Senate. Fallin said at the time that Tilly managed the attorney general’s multicounty grand jury unit and performed research for the workers’ compensation unit.
Burke alleges Tilly doesn’t have the three years’ experience in workers’ compensation that state law requires of commission members.
James Williamson, the governor’s general counsel, says Fallin believes Tilly is “highly qualified” to serve on the commission.