Judge Glynn F. Voisin

The Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission recently appointed Judge Glynn F. Voisin as Chief Administrative Law Judge (CALJ) of the Commission. 

“Our Commissioners were unanimous in offering Judge Voisin the position as our new Chief Administrative Law Judge,” Chairman Marco Rajkovich said.  “He is a proven leader, well respected among his peers, and well posed to lead the Office of Administrative Law Judges forward.”        

A 1970 Nicholls graduate, Voisin also graduated from Tulane University School of Law, with honor, in 1977 and Louisiana State University Public Management Program, where he received his Certificate of Supervisory Techniques and designation as a Certified Public Manager in 1998. 

For 28 years, Voisin served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, with four years of active duty and 24 years of reserve duty. He went on tours in Vietnam and Desert Storm during his service. He retired from the Marine Corps Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1997.

Voisin served as the Supervisory Administrative Law Judge, Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals in the Department of Health and Human Services in New Orleans, prior to his current position. He has served as a Social Security Administration, Office of Hearings Operations administrative law judge (ALJ) for the last 14 years. During that time, he took on various leadership roles, including New Orleans Hearing Office Chief Administrative Law Judge for 8-plus years and Acting Regional Chief Administrative Law Judge in Philadelphia from 2007-2008.

Voisin also served as a Terrebonne Parish assistant district attorney, the Terrebonne Parish Chief Indigent Defender, a Louisiana assistant attorney general and 12 years as a Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Judge. He is also an adjunct instructor at Tulane University and has been approved to serve as an adjunct professor at Loyola University School of Law.

For his recently appointed position in Washington D.C., Voisin is head of the Division of Judges and is solely responsible for the management and general administrative supervision of the CALJ office and the three branch offices to ensure the most expeditious and thorough conduct of proceedings coming before the Division.

The Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission is an independent adjudicatory agency that provides nationwide administrative trial and appellate review of legal disputes arising under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977. 

“I consider this appointment to be a high honor and distinct privilege. I am truly humbled by the trust and confidence placed upon me in this position,” Voisin said. “And I look forward to facing the challenges and seizing upon the opportunities incumbent in this position.” 

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