Governor Abbott Reappoints Barta As Injured Employee Public Counsel
Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Jessica Barta to the Injured Employee Public Counsel for a term set to expire February 1, 2019. 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 volunteers for Doss Elementary School, Girls Scouts of Central Texas, North Austin Soccer Alliance and Lonestar Soccer Club. Barta received a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a Juris Doctor from Indiana University.