ICAO Administrative Law Judges

The Industrial Claim Appeals Panel is comprised of five Administrative Law Judges (ALJ) with at least six years of experience in the practice of law, which includes significant experience in Workers Compensation and/or Unemployment Insurance law. Decisions of the Panel are considered by at least two Panel members. The Panel does not hold hearings, but rather reviews the record created at the hearing held before the Workers Compensation ALJs or the Unemployment Insurance Hearing Officers. The Panel issues a written decision that is mailed to all parties.

Rob Socolofsky - CDLE service since 1988

After graduating from the University of Kansas law school in 1977, Judge Socolofsky worked as a prosecutor.  He has worked for the Colorado Department of Labor since 1987, initially as an Unemployment Insurance Hearing Officer and since 1994 as administrative law judge for the Industrial Claim Appeals Office​.

Brandee Defalco-Galvin - CDLE service since 2006​
Judge Galvin, a graduate of Colorado State University and University of Denver College of Law, began her career with the state's largest workers' compensation insurance company, where she was responsible for appeals, litigation management and a wide variety of legislative, business, insurance and contract matters.  Judge Galvin has worked in the Department of Labor and Employment since 2006, initially with the Division of Workers' Compensation as a Regulatory Analyst and then as Manager of the Director's Office, before accepting her position as an administrative law judge with the Industrial Claim Appeals Office.
Lisa A. Klein - CDLE service since 2009
Lisa A. Klein joined the Industrial Claims Appeals Panel in October 2011.  Prior to becoming a member of the panel, Ms. Klein had conducted hearings for unemployment insurance appeals for the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment and worked for a Denver area law firm reviewing discovery documents in preparation for multi-district drug and medical device litigation.  Ms. Klein graduated from the University of Colorado School of Law and became a licensed attorney in the state of Colorado as of October 2003.  Subsequent to receiving bachelor degrees in Psychology and Zoology from the University of Vermont, she worked in FDA-regulated industries for ten years in quality control and assurance positions.
Kris Sanko - CDLE service since 2011
Judge Sanko is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of Denver College of Law.  She began her career working as a judicial law clerk for the Colorado Court of Appeals.  Judge Sanko then practiced for 16 years at a law firm that focused on workers' compensation, personal injury, and product liability before accepting her current position as an administrative law judge with the Industrial Claim Appeals Office.
David Kroll - CDLE service since 2013
After working for 35 years as a trial attorney, Judge Kroll came in from the cold and joined the Industrial Claim Appeals Office as an administrative law judge in 2013.  He graduated from Ottawa University (Ks.) and then from law school at Washington University in St. Louis in 1977.  He began his legal career as a civil legal aid attorney with Colorado Rural Legal Services in Greeley, where he worked for 12 years.  He then spent several years working as staff counsel for Pinnacol Assurance and then for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company defending clients in workers' compensation and in civil liability litigation.