Joliet Office

54 North Ottawa St.
Ste 360
Joliet, IL 60432

Tel: 312.277.3000
Fax: 312.277.3008
Springfield Office

One West Old State Capitol Plaza
Suite 801
Springfield, IL 62701

Tel: 217.801.9733
Fax: 312.277.3008
Chicago Office

901 W. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 301
Chicago, IL 60607

Tel: 312.277.3000
Fax: 312.277.3008

Paul W. Pasche, JD, MSCC

Paul W. Pasche


Paul W. Pasche joined KOD with nearly 30 years of experience litigating Illinois workers’ compensation, civil, and appellate cases, as well as social security disability and Medicare compliance matters for employers, insurers, and civil defendants. In addition to preparing Medicare set-asides for workers’ compensation and liability matters, Paul provides the following Medicare compliance services to clients nationwide: beneficiary status checks, conditional payments investigation and resolution, future medical cost projections, medical records investigation and review, legal support for outside vendors, settlement document review and preparation, and development of legal strategies to reduce defense exposure for Medicare issues. Paul has represented clients before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Illinois Circuit and Appellate Courts, the Illinois Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the Social Security Administration, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He also frequently shares his expertise in presentations for bar associations, professional organizations, clients, and civic groups. When off duty, Paul enjoys travel, playing his guitar, and singing baritone with the vocal group Chicagoland Voices. Paul also serves on several boards with his local church.


Admitted to bar

1991, Illinois


Valparaiso University School of Law (J.D. 1991)

Valparaiso University (B.S. 1988)


Illinois State Bar Association

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association

National Alliance of Medicare Set Aside Professionals

National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association

Practice Areas

Workers’ Compensation Defense

Appellate Law

Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance

Representative Client Results

Travelers Insurance v. Precision Cabinets, Inc., 2012 IL App (2d) 110258WC (2012)

Dibella v. Workers’ Compensation Commission, 2014 IL App (3d) 130867WC-U (2014)

Recent Presentations

“Workers’ Compensation Overview,” with W. Brewster and S. Miller, Presentation for Next Level Administrators, Dallas, TX February 2, 2018

“Fitness for Duty Examinations Under the Americans with Disabilities Act,” with W. S. Trench, MBL (USA) Corporation Safety Training, Ottawa, IL April 10, 2018

“Medicare Compliance Update,” Presentation for Diamond Insurance Company, Chicago, IL April 17, 2018

“Medicare Compliance Update: Recognizing and Reducing the Impact of Medicare in Workers’ Compensation Claims,” Presentation for Pekin Insurance Company, Pekin, IL November 6, 2018

“Now Hear This! The Impact of a Hearing on the Merits,” Panel Presentation with the Hon. R. Rassp, and M. Walker, NAMSAP 2019 Annual Educational Conference, Baltimore, MD September 19, 2019

“Medicare, Workers’ Compensation and Set-Asides,” Continuing Education for Country Mutual Insurance, Bloomington, IL February 18, 2020

“CMS Civil Monetary Penalties Rules Revealed: Time to Prepare (and to Wait)”, Weblog, Chicago, IL March 11, 2020


Settlements & Negotiations—Respondent’s Perspective, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education “Workers’ Compensation Institute” 2014 ed., with 2015 update.

Practical Guidance for Handling Medicaid in Workers’ Compensation Cases, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Association “WCLA News, Winter 2018” December 2018.