Ched earned his law degree from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law in 1975 and was honored as Distinguished Law Alumnus in 2000. He began his career in 1976 by serving as legal counsel to the Workers’ Compensation Board and began his private practice in 1979. Ched served on the Governor’s Workers’ Compensation Task Force in 1986-87 and credited with designing the current full-time Board and Administrative Law system.
Ched futher served as Commissioner of the Department of Workers’ Claims in 2000-2001 and recently served on the 2016 Workers Compensation Task Force and has appeared many times over the years before the Legislature as a spokesperson for injured and disabled workers. His legal practice has primarily focused upon litigating workers’ compensation, Social Security and personal injury cases.
Ched is also the founder and president of CompEd, Inc., a Kentucky non-profit corporation, which has conducted annual educational seminars on workers’ compensation since 1990. Ched is also the founder and officer of the Kentucky Worker’s Association, a Kentucky non-profit corporation, dedicated to representing the injured and disabled in Kentucky. Ched is the founder of Jennings Law Offices and has appeared often as a speaker at seminars and Unions concerning workers compensation in Kentucky.