Deputy Preferences for Hearings

Please click the name of the Deputy to review their hearing preferences:

James F. Christenson

James F. Elliott

Erica J. Fitch

Jennifer S. Gerrish-Lampe

Toby J. Gordon

​William H. Grell

Michelle A. McGovern

Heather L. Palmer

Erin Q. Pals

Joseph L. Walsh


The Deputy preferences are merely preferences. Preferences are not intended to supplement or overrule any Agency Rules published in the Iowa Administrative Code or on the Hearing Assignment Order.   

Due to extenuating circumstances sometimes last minute changes in Deputy hearing assignments are necessary, it is presumed Deputy Commissioners will accommodate preferences listed by a previously assigned Deputy Commissioner.

Division of Workers' Compensation
Mailing Address:
1000 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50319-0209

Physical Address:
150 Des Moines Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

Phone: 515-725-4120 or 800-645-4583