Officer Biographies


 

President & CEO: Judge J. E. Sullivan was appointed as a U.S. Administrative Law Judge for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Hearings in July 2011. Prior to this appointment, Judge Sullivan served for three (3) years as a U.S. Administrative Law Judge with the U.S. Social Security Administration. Before joining the federal administrative judiciary, Judge Sullivan served nine (9) years as an Industrial Insurance Appeals Judge with the Washington State Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals (1999-2008); and ten (10) years as a pro tem Superior Court Judge and Commissioner on both civil and criminal cases for Snohomish County Superior Court in Washington State (the court of general jurisdiction)(1989-1999). While in private practice, Judge Sullivan served both as a court-appointed arbitrator on over fifty (50) Superior Court civil cases, and as a privately hired arbitrator, mediator, and settlement conference facilitator. Judge Sullivan’s trial work also includes serving as a deputy prosecuting attorney and as a criminal defense trial attorney in Washington State, litigating both criminal (felony and misdemeanor) and civil cases. Judge Sullivan is a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States and the Washington State Bar Association. In addition to FORUM, Judge Sullivan is an active member of the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ), the ABA Judicial Division, the Federal Administrative Law Judges Conference (FALJC) and the Federal Bar Association (FBA).

 

Vice President:  Judge Clark Cheney 

Secretary: Judge Scott Anderson

Treasurer: Judge Leslie Rogall

 

Legislative Chairman: Judge Gerald Marvin Bober earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Maryland College (Major: Political Science; Minor: Economics) in 1961. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law (LL.B.) in 1964. He worked as an attorney at the Internal Revenue Service and Interstate Commerce Commission. From 1979 through 1994, he served as an Administrative Law Judge and Associate Chief Judge at the United States Department of Labor, Washington, D.C. Thereafter, he served as an Administrative Law Judge at the Social Security Administration from 1994 through 1996 at Tampa, Florida and at the Securities and Exchange Commission from 1996 through 1998 in Washington, D.C. From 1998 through 2011, he served as an Administrative Law Judge at the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission in Washington, D.C. He also served there as a Senior Administrative Law Judge through 2012. He is a member of the Maryland State Bar and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, U. S. Tax Court, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, and the Highest Court of the State of Maryland. He is a noted teacher, lecturer, and author.