Monday, May 1, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today selected Assistant Attorney General Megan Tilly to serve on the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission.
Tilly of Oklahoma City, will serve a six-year term that expires in August 2023, pending confirmation by the state Senate. She will replace Robert Gilliland.
Tilly manages the multicounty grand jury unit of the state attorney general’s office, which is made up of attorneys, investigators and support staff. The grand jury investigates and prosecutes crimes across the state, including public corruption, white collar crime and government fraud.
She assisted the workers’ compensation, insurance and Social Security fraud unit of the attorney’s general’s office in criminal fraud investigations through legal research and counsel. Workers’ compensation commissioners must have been involved in the workers’ compensation field for at least three years.
“Megan Tilly’s skills of managing the attorney general’s multicounty grand jury unit will be invaluable to the other members of the Workers’ Compensation Commission,” said Fallin. “Through her experience with her agency’s workers’ compensation fraud unit, she knows that good businesses treat their workers – especially injured workers – fairly.”
Before working for the state attorney general’s office in 2011, Tilly worked two years as an assistant district attorney in the Ninth District, handling all felony drug cases in Payne County and prosecuting all types of felonies in Logan County.
Tilly earned her bachelor’s degree from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., and her master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma.
She is involved in several different community organizations, including being a member of the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City; the Oklahoma City lawyers’ chapter of the Federalist Society and the Junior League of Oklahoma City as well as a board member of the Oklahoma City Zoo and the Central Oklahoma Humane Society.
Tilly and her husband, Matt, reside in Oklahoma City.
The Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Commission was created in 2013 as mandated by the state’s landmark workers' compensation reform law. It is made up of three members, each appointed by the governor.