Nancy E. Salerno retired in November, 2018 from a distinguished fifteen-year career as a Workers Compensation Commissioner, having earned the respect of attorneys for both sides for her judgment, her knowledge of the law and her adept grasp of the subject matter of compensation cases.
As a Commissioner, Ms. Salerno conducted informal, pretrial and formal hearings throughout Connecticut. She was also appointed by the Chairman of the Workers Compensation Commission to sit on the Compensation Review Board and served several terms.
In 2014 the Commission began an in-house formal mediation program and Ms. Salerno remained an integral part of that team throughout her tenure. She proved to be a skillful and resourceful mediator who facilitated productive discussions and exchanges, thus assisting in finding common ground and satisfying the needs of both parties.
Ms. Salerno took the lead along with her fellow Commissioners in writing the Commissioner’s Bench Book which serves as an invaluable resource regarding policy and procedure. She is well known for her thoroughness and well regarded for her ability to resolve complex Workers Compensation cases.
Prior to joining the Commission, Ms. Salerno served as a Supervisory Assistant State’s Attorney for Connecticut, handling complex Medicaid cases involving physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, and medical suppliers. During her time at the State’s Attorney’s Office, Ms. Salerno was instrumental in drafting legislation to broaden protections for the elderly and worked with the Legislature to see the laws enacted.
Ms. Salerno is a graduate of American University in Washington D.C., where she majored in education and Spanish language and culture. She taught bilingual education and her ability to converse with Spanish speaking witnesses and clients has been invaluable throughout her career.
Nancy attended Quinnipiac University School of Law where she co-founded the Quinnipiac Health Law Journal prior to her graduation in 2003. She also holds a master’s degree in instructional computer science from Fairfield University and was Director of Technology for the Middlebury-Southbury public school system.
Upon her retirement from the Workers Compensation Commission, Ms. Salerno began conducting hearings for Litigation Alternatives, Inc., where her traits of compassion, thorough preparation, knowledge, judgment and experience help to achieve just and mutually-satisfactory outcomes.