Thomas H. Burrell, Acting Chair

Thomas H. Burrell was appointed to the Administrative Review Board in August 2019. Burrell began his federal service with the Board in 2006. Burrell received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration from Illinois State University and his law degree from the Washington College of Law American University where he served on the American University Law Review. Burrell is a member of the Virginia State Bar.

James Haynes, Member

James Haynes was appointed to the Administrative Review Board in January 2019. He previously served for ten years as a Member and Alternate Judge on the Employees Compensation Appeals Board of the Department of Labor. Before his federal service, Judge Haynes was a senior trial counsel for the Maryland Injured Workers’ Insurance Fund where he litigated for twenty years in the various trial and appellate courts of Maryland. He has also served as a Maryland Assistant Attorney General and as Counsel to the state Senate Finance Committee. Judge Haynes received his undergraduate and his Law degree from the University of Maryland.

Heather C. Leslie, Member

Heather C. Leslie was appointed to the Administrative Review Board in September 2019. She most recently served as an Administrative Appeals Judge for the District of Columbia Compensation Appeals Board, in which capacity she adjudicated appeals brought under private and public sector workers’ compensation acts. Judge Leslie was previously an Administrative Law Judge in the District of Columbia Department of Employment Services and Assistant General Counsel for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Judge Leslie holds a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida State University. She is a member of the bars of Maryland and the District of Columbia.

James D. McGinley, Member

James D. McGinley was appointed to the Administrative Review Board in March 2020. He most recently served as the Clerk of the Court for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Formerly a partner in the civil litigation firm of Hiepler & Hiepler, Judge McGinley also served as a Judge (Pro Tem) for the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Ventura. He possesses extensive experience in complex civil litigation, international negotiation, enterprise-wide leadership, and the management of multi-agency projects. Judge McGinley holds a Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California, a Master of Laws in National Security Law, and a Certificate in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution from Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C. He is a member of the California, District of Columbia, and United States Supreme Court bars.