Blevins to be honored as an Influential Women of Law by Virginia Lawyer’s Weekly

Deborah Wood Blevins

Deborah Wood Blevins

Deborah Wood Blevins will be honored during the Virginia Lawyer’s Weekly’s second annual event honoring Virginia’s top female attorneys and judges.

Hosted in collaboration with statewide bar groups, Blevins, the deputy commissioner of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission, is one of 34 honorees who will be recognized at The John Marshall in Richmond this week to celebrate their commitment to their profession and dedication to the communities they serve.

Blevins is a 1980 graduate from Swarthmore College and earned her juris doctor degree in 1983 from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Prior to joining the Commission in 2004, Blevins was a partner in Gilmer, Sadler, Ingram, Sutherland, & Hutton, LLP in Pulaski.

Blevins is the managing deputy commissioner of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Department. She currently serves as the chair of the Dispute Resolution Committee for the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions.

Additionally, Blevins serves as the chair of the Special Committee to Study Appellate Mediation in Virginia.

In 2018, she was also inducted as a Fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers.


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