Judge Hensley Announces Retirement

Judge David F. Hensley has announced his retirement from the Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board as of March 31, 2022.

After his graduation from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1979, Judge Hensley began his career in Chattanooga clerking for Judge Herschel P. Franks of the Tennessee Court of Appeals. He then spent over 30 years in private practice before being appointed to the inaugural Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board by Governor Bill Haslam as of August 1, 2014. He was re-appointed by Governor Haslam in 2018. 

Originally from Athens, Tennessee, Judge Hensley relocated to Chattanooga in 1979 and served as a board member and Chairman of the North River YMCA and a board member of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga. 

Judge Hensley’s numerous interests include hiking, water skiing, and sailboat racing. 

We congratulate Judge Hensley on his impending retirement!

2 thoughts on “Judge Hensley Announces Retirement

  1. Gerard Jabaley says:

    Judge Hensley has been a very good Judge and will be missed from the WCAB. I wish him well in retirement.


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