Governor Abbott Reappoints Barta As Injured Employee Public Counsel

March 1, 2019 | Austin, Texas | Appointment

Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Jessica Barta to the Injured Employee Public Counsel for a term set to expire February 1, 2021. The Public Counsel helps injured employees in the workers' compensation system, oversees the ombudsman program, and advocates on behalf of injured employees.

Jessica Barta of Austin has served as the Injured Employee Public Counsel since October 2014. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Austin Bar Association, and the Austin Young Lawyers Association and former member of the Junior League of Austin. Additionally, she is a board member and volunteer for Kid’s Chance of Texas and also volunteers for the Lonestar Soccer Club, William’s Community School, and the Magellan International School. Barta received a Bachelor of Arts in political science and English and a Juris Doctor degree from Indiana University.

This appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.