William C. Brown recently received the Pomeranz-O’Brien Award from the Connecticut Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Section for his contribution and exemplary service to the workers’ compensation system.

A founding member of the Workers’ Compensation Section, Brown has served on the group’s executive committee and worked on the development and implementation of the Workers’ Compensation Specialist Certification program. He also served as chairman of the program’s standing committee.

Brown has written articles for the section’s newsletter, Compensation Quarterly and has lectured at CBA and Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association seminars. Following his retirement from McGann Bartlett & Brown in 2016, he took on mediation of workers’ compensation claims with the Law Office of Angelo Paul Sevarino.

The Pomeranz-O’Brien award is named for Edward Pomeranz, an early pioneer in the practice of workers’ compensation law, and Ed O’Brien, Sr., an accomplished practitioner who also served the state as workers’ compensation commissioner. Past recipients include Angelo Paul Sevarino, James L. Pomeranz, Robert F. Carter, Donald C. Cousins, and Douglas L. Drayton.

The Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) Workers’ Compensation Section donated more than $11,000 to Connecticut Food Bank and Foodshare at its section meeting Nov. 9. Proceeds were donated from the 19th Annual Verrilli-Belkin Workers’ Compensation Charity Golf Event held Sept. 14.