Nancy J. Courson
Principal and Managing Partner


Nancy J. Courson, Principal and Managing Partner at Dirska & Levin, LLC,  has been representing the interests of employers and insurers in Workers’ Compensation matters for over twenty years.  Nancy was recently appointed by Governor Hogan to a six year term with the Maryland Labor Relations Board.  Nancy is also currently serving a three year term on the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board of the National Council on Compensation Insurance.  

She also serves as Chair for the Workers’ Compensation and Unemployment Insurance committees of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce and is responsible for drafting responses and testifying before the Maryland Legislature regarding proposed legislation.  Nancy was recently selected to serve as a member of the Section Council for the Maryland State Bar Association’s Negligence, Insurance and Workers’ Compensation Section and is a member of the Maryland Defense Counsel’s Workers’ Compensation Committee. 

Nancy is a 1996 graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law. She has tried hundreds of cases before the Commission, has handled dozens of trials by jury throughout the Circuit Courts of Maryland and has argued several cases before the Appellate Courts.  She successfully argued the Chesson v. Montgomery Mutual case in the Court of Appeals, resulting in the exclusion of the claimant’s expert at trial. The underlying claims in that matter involved allegations of injury from inhalation of mold in the workplace. The case gained nationwide attention, as it requires that medical experts base their opinions on generally accepted scientific evidence.

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