Workers’ Comp Summit: Sept 23-25, 2020 – Samoset Resort, Rockport, ME

The following information is from the completed 2019 event. Please check back in the spring for details on next year. 

Paul Sighinolfi

Paul is a graduate of St. Anselm College, TrinityCollege, Hartford, Connecticut and Columbus School of Law at Catholic UniversityAmerica. Paul was a partner in the Bangor, Maine firm Rudman & Winchell where he directed the workers’ compensation practice group. He coauthored Maine Employers’ Guide: Workers’ Compensation. He was a member of the board of editors and contributed to Maine Business & Employment, a publication of Northern New England Law Publishers.

In addition to his more than 30 year law career, he has served as a director on the Boards of a number of non-profit organizations, including the Maine Chapter of Children’s International Summer Villages and the Bangor YMCA. He is presently on the Board of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine.

Paul served on and chaired a Grievance Panel for the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. He later became a member and Chair of the Board of Bar Overseers, an appointment by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. In 2010, the Court appointed Paul to the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection, where he is presently the Chair.

In February 2011, Governor Paul LePage nominated Paul for the position of Executive Director and Chair of the Maine Workers’ Compensation Board. He was unanimously recommended for confirmation by the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research, and Economic Development and unanimously confirmed by the Maine Senate. Governor LePage swore Paul in on March 1, 2011.

The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) elected Paul to its Board of Directors in 2014. He became a fellow of the American Bar Association, College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, and an Executive Committee Member of the Southern Association of Workers’ Compensation Administrators in 2015.

Paul is a resident of Brewer, Maine where he lives with his wife, Vickie Sidou, M.D.

Sessions: Workshop A: National Trends in Workers’ Compensation Laws, Workshop B: 2019 Comp Summit Ethics Forum