October 1, 2019
The Commission’s newest Workers’ Compensation Commissioner is Soline M. Oslena, whose legal experience includes practice in the areas of workers’ compensation, personal injury, real estate, family, and housing law.
Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Oslena immigrated to Brooklyn, New York with her family when she was just eight years old. Later, while in college, she worked a full-time and a part-time job, hard work which in 2005 earned her a bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies from the New York City College of Technology.
A few years later, Oslena became a resident of Connecticut and pursued her dream of becoming a lawyer. Working full-time and traveling over an hour to attend law school at night and on weekends made that dream a reality in 2010, when she earned her Juris Doctor from the Southern New England School of Law. She was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 2011.
Commissioner Oslena worked as a paralegal for Attorney Bart A. Sayet during her time as a law school student. After graduating with her law degree, she became an Associate in that practice, during which time she gained broad knowledge in multiple areas of the law while handling a large and varied caseload representing a diverse clientele.
Oslena says that, “amongst my areas of practice, workers’ compensation has brought me the most satisfaction because I have been able to help people through a difficult time in their lives,” representing her clients in hundreds of workers’ compensation hearings.
Congratulations Commissioner Oslena, and welcome to the Workers’ Compensation Commission!