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Wants To Avoid Appearance Of Impropriety
Fri January 10, 2014
First Gentleman Will Not Practice Law Before New Commission
Gov. Mary Fallin's husband says he will not practice before the new workers' compensation commission to avoid any appearance of impropriety.
First Gentleman Wade Christensen announced Friday that he will continue to represent several hundred clients whose cases are pending with the current workers' compensation court system.
But Fallin signed a bill last session to convert the current court-based system to an administrative system overseen by a three-member commission appointed by the governor.
Christensen previously worked for the firm Day, Edwards, Propester & Christensen, but opened a solo practice after his wife was elected governor.
He says about 95 percent of his current caseload is workers' compensation related, but that he looks forward to taking on new challenges.
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