Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna

Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna

From our offices in Monterey, Salinas, Santa Cruz, and Watsonville, Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna represents injured individuals in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability Insurance hearings and appeals.

This lawyer is licensed to practice in California and has no record of discipline from the California bar association. *

Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna

Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna

From our offices in Monterey, Salinas, Santa Cruz, and Watsonville, Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna represents injured individuals in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability Insurance hearings and appeals.

This lawyer is licensed to practice in California and has no record of discipline from the California bar association. *

Firm Overview

What is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)?

If a disability has substantially affected your ability to work and has lasted or is expected to last at least 12 months or prove fatal, you might be eligible for SSDI benefits. SSDI benefits are not meant for people with only partial or short-term disabilities; and to be eligible, you must have worked and paid into Social Security the required number of quarters. When you come to our office for an initial consulation, we examine your case to determine the extent of your eligibility, including whether members of your family qualify to receive benefits.
The Application Process

You can apply for SSDI benefits as soon as you suffer the disability-causing incident. In fact, the sooner you apply, the better, as SSDI applications can take several months to process. Statistics show that as many as two-thirds of initial applications are denied. If your application is denied, we at Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna can assist in filing an appeal from the denial.

Our in-depth understanding of the applicable regulations gives us the skills and expertise to help with an appeal, giving you the best possible chance of success.
The Appeals Process

If the Social Security Administration denies your SSDI application, you still have options through the appeals process. Our extensive experience with all aspects of the SSDI appeals process ensures that we can provide you the best possible chance of successfully obtaining benefits.

To discuss your potential eligibility and find out how we can assist you, contact Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna today for a free initial consultation.

Main Office

Main
245 W. Laurel Drive
Salinas, CA 93906

Phone

(831) 443-1051

Fax

831-443-6419

Fees
Free Initial Consultation?

Free initial consultation.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

We are a contingency fee based practice.

Hourly Rates

Not applicable.

Office Information
Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Office Manager

Karen Ochinero/Irma Suarez

Emergency After Hours

No

Languages Spoken

Spanish

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Our clients have had injuries or disabilities that have impacted their lives. When we can achieve a fair and just result, we feel as if we have helped another family move on.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Self-education is always valuable. However, there is a fine line between self-help and self-representation. The client needs to want professional representation and be willing to place his/her trust in the attorney.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Reviewing any and all documents are critical to every case.

Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna
Sandra L. Rocca

Sandra L. Rocca focuses on representing injured and disabled clients in workers' compensation and Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits matters. Ms. Rocca earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from Boston College and her Juris Doctor degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in California and before the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Ms. Rocca also maintains a high level of community involvement, as she is a member of the Monterey County La Raza Lawyers Association and a tutor at the Monterey College of Law.

Education
J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law
B.A., English, Boston College

Memberships
Monterey County Bar Association
California Applicants' Attorneys Association
Monterey Bay Workers' Compensation Attorneys' Association (Chapter President as of September 2012)
National Organization of Social Security Representatives
Monterey County La Raza Lawyers Association

License

Bar Number: 257026
California, 2008

Education

Santa Clara University School of Law
J.D., 2008

Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna
Sandra L. Rocca

Sandra L. Rocca focuses on representing injured and disabled clients in workers' compensation and Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits matters. Ms. Rocca earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from Boston College and her Juris Doctor degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in California and before the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Ms. Rocca also maintains a high level of community involvement, as she is a member of the Monterey County La Raza Lawyers Association and a tutor at the Monterey College of Law.

Education
J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law
B.A., English, Boston College

Memberships
Monterey County Bar Association
California Applicants' Attorneys Association
Monterey Bay Workers' Compensation Attorneys' Association (Chapter President as of September 2012)
National Organization of Social Security Representatives
Monterey County La Raza Lawyers Association

License

Bar Number: 257026
California, 2008

Education

Santa Clara University School of Law J.D., 2008


Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna
J. Andrew McKenna

J. Andrew McKenna is a specialist in workers' compensation and Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits cases. He is certified as a Specialist in workers' compensation law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He earned his Juris Doctor degree with honors from the Golden Gate University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College. He is admitted to practice in California.

Outside his practice, Andrew is committed to providing legal services to those who might not otherwise be able to obtain representation. He volunteers with the Workplace Injury Law & Advocacy Group, a non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of injured workers. He has also taught fellow workers' compensation attorneys through the California Applicant's Attorneys Association CAAA-U program.

See more at: http://www.rolmlawyers.com/attorneys

Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna
J. Andrew McKenna

J. Andrew McKenna is a specialist in workers' compensation and Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits cases. He is certified as a Specialist in workers' compensation law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He earned his Juris Doctor degree with honors from the Golden Gate University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College. He is admitted to practice in California.

Outside his practice, Andrew is committed to providing legal services to those who might not otherwise be able to obtain representation. He volunteers with the Workplace Injury Law & Advocacy Group, a non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of injured workers. He has also taught fellow workers' compensation attorneys through the California Applicant's Attorneys Association CAAA-U program.

See more at: http://www.rolmlawyers.com/attorneys

Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna
Alfred Lombardo

Alfred Lombardo is a Board Certified Workers' Compensation Law Specialist; he was recently honored by the State Bar of California upon reaching his 30th Anniversary as a Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist. His reputation has earned him Martindale-Hubbell's "AV" rating, which indicates that his peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence. Mr. Lombardo graduated with honors from the University of California, Davis, School of Law, and from the University of California, Berkeley. He is admitted to practice before all California State Courts, before the United States District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of California, and before the United States Supreme Court.

In addition to representing injured workers, Mr. Lombardo frequently serves as a court-appointed arbitrator and mediator; and he has given numerous lectures in his area of specialty to other attorneys at legal seminars and conferences.

See more at: http://www.rolmlawyers.com

Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna
Alfred Lombardo

Alfred Lombardo is a Board Certified Workers' Compensation Law Specialist; he was recently honored by the State Bar of California upon reaching his 30th Anniversary as a Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist. His reputation has earned him Martindale-Hubbell's "AV" rating, which indicates that his peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence. Mr. Lombardo graduated with honors from the University of California, Davis, School of Law, and from the University of California, Berkeley. He is admitted to practice before all California State Courts, before the United States District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of California, and before the United States Supreme Court.

In addition to representing injured workers, Mr. Lombardo frequently serves as a court-appointed arbitrator and mediator; and he has given numerous lectures in his area of specialty to other attorneys at legal seminars and conferences.

See more at: http://www.rolmlawyers.com

Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna
Gilbert E. Stein

Gilbert E. Stein focuses on representing injured workers throughout the Monterey Bay area in workers' compensation cases. He also represents individuals who are applying for Social Security Disability benefits and/or SSI. He is certified as a Specialist in workers' compensation law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Gilbert earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Golden Gate University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California Santa Cruz. He is admitted to practice in California, including the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Outside his practice, he is committed to assisting members of the community by volunteering at the Watsonville Law Center.

See more at: http://www.rolmlawyers.com

Education

Golden Gate University School of Law
J.D.,

Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna
Gilbert E. Stein

Gilbert E. Stein focuses on representing injured workers throughout the Monterey Bay area in workers' compensation cases. He also represents individuals who are applying for Social Security Disability benefits and/or SSI. He is certified as a Specialist in workers' compensation law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Gilbert earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Golden Gate University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California Santa Cruz. He is admitted to practice in California, including the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Outside his practice, he is committed to assisting members of the community by volunteering at the Watsonville Law Center.

See more at: http://www.rolmlawyers.com

Education

Golden Gate University School of Law J.D.,


Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna
Todd McFarren

Todd D. McFarren focuses on representing injured employees in workers' compensation cases and is certified as a Specialist in workers' compensation Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Todd earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law and his Master of Arts in Philosophy, Master of Arts in Political Science, and Bachelor of Arts from Kent State University.

He is admitted to practice in California and has authored a number of publications on topics related to workplace injuries.

Outside of his practice, he is involved with the Workplace Injury Law & Advocacy Group, a non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of injured workers, and the California Teachers Association Group Legal Services.

See more at: http://www.rolmlawyers.com

Education

University of San Francisco School of Law
J.D.,

Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna
Todd McFarren

Todd D. McFarren focuses on representing injured employees in workers' compensation cases and is certified as a Specialist in workers' compensation Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Todd earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law and his Master of Arts in Philosophy, Master of Arts in Political Science, and Bachelor of Arts from Kent State University.

He is admitted to practice in California and has authored a number of publications on topics related to workplace injuries.

Outside of his practice, he is involved with the Workplace Injury Law & Advocacy Group, a non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of injured workers, and the California Teachers Association Group Legal Services.

See more at: http://www.rolmlawyers.com

Education

University of San Francisco School of Law J.D.,


Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna
Dirk Stemerman

Dirk Stemerman focuses his practice on representing injured workers in workers' compensation and Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits cases. He is certified as a Specialist in workers' compensation law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He is a much-in-demand speaker and presenter at numerous legal conventions.

Dirk is also involved in the local legal community, serving as a volunteer with the Watsonville Law Center, which provides free legal services to low-income individuals with predominate focus on the agricultural community and workers' rights and as a Sustaining Member of the Workplace Injury Law & Advocacy Group, a non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of injured workers.

See more at: http://www.rolmlawyers.com

Education

Whittier Law School
J.D.,

Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna
Dirk Stemerman

Dirk Stemerman focuses his practice on representing injured workers in workers' compensation and Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits cases. He is certified as a Specialist in workers' compensation law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He is a much-in-demand speaker and presenter at numerous legal conventions.

Dirk is also involved in the local legal community, serving as a volunteer with the Watsonville Law Center, which provides free legal services to low-income individuals with predominate focus on the agricultural community and workers' rights and as a Sustaining Member of the Workplace Injury Law & Advocacy Group, a non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of injured workers.

See more at: http://www.rolmlawyers.com

Education

Whittier Law School J.D.,


Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna
Neil Berman

Neil Berman practices primarily personal injury law, including products liability, automobile accidents, toxic torts, wrongful death, and premises liability matters. He is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Neil also practices Social Security Disability law and Workers' Compensation.

Neil earned his Juris Doctor degree from Santa Clara University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Washington. During law school, he was a clerk at the Santa Clara University School of Law Northern California Innocence Project, which seeks to exonerate innocent prisoners and pursue legal reforms that address the causes and consequences of wrongful convictions.


Outside of his practice, Neil is dedicated to helping members of the community who need legal assistance. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), an organization dedicated to protecting the constitutional right to trial by jury for all consumers and championing the cause of those who deserve redress for injury to person or property and resisting efforts to curtail the rights of such injured persons.

See more at: http://www.rolmlawyers.com

Education

Santa Clara University School of Law
J.D.,

Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna
Neil Berman

Neil Berman practices primarily personal injury law, including products liability, automobile accidents, toxic torts, wrongful death, and premises liability matters. He is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Neil also practices Social Security Disability law and Workers' Compensation.

Neil earned his Juris Doctor degree from Santa Clara University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Washington. During law school, he was a clerk at the Santa Clara University School of Law Northern California Innocence Project, which seeks to exonerate innocent prisoners and pursue legal reforms that address the causes and consequences of wrongful convictions.


Outside of his practice, Neil is dedicated to helping members of the community who need legal assistance. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), an organization dedicated to protecting the constitutional right to trial by jury for all consumers and championing the cause of those who deserve redress for injury to person or property and resisting efforts to curtail the rights of such injured persons.

See more at: http://www.rolmlawyers.com

Education

Santa Clara University School of Law J.D.,


Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna
Ryan O'Connell

Ryan O'Connell handles a wide variety of personal injury cases including products liability, automobile accidents, toxic torts, wrongful death, and premises liability matters. He is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Mr. O'Connell earned his Juris Doctorate from Monterey College of Law and his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from California State University Sacramento.

Outside of his practice, Mr. O'Connell is an Academic Support Tutorial Professor at the Monterey College of law.

He has volunteered as a Neutral Hearing Officer for the Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner's Office hearing a wide variety of agricultural and pesticide disputes.

He is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, an organization dedicated to protecting the constitutional right to trial by jury for all consumers, championing the cause of those who deserve redress for injury to person or property, and resisting efforts to curtail the rights of such injured persons.

See more at: http://www.rolmlawyers.com

Education

Monterey College of Law
J.D.,

Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna
Ryan O'Connell

Ryan O'Connell handles a wide variety of personal injury cases including products liability, automobile accidents, toxic torts, wrongful death, and premises liability matters. He is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Mr. O'Connell earned his Juris Doctorate from Monterey College of Law and his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from California State University Sacramento.

Outside of his practice, Mr. O'Connell is an Academic Support Tutorial Professor at the Monterey College of law.

He has volunteered as a Neutral Hearing Officer for the Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner's Office hearing a wide variety of agricultural and pesticide disputes.

He is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, an organization dedicated to protecting the constitutional right to trial by jury for all consumers, championing the cause of those who deserve redress for injury to person or property, and resisting efforts to curtail the rights of such injured persons.

See more at: http://www.rolmlawyers.com

Education

Monterey College of Law J.D.,


Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna
Ian McFarren

Ian D. McFarren focuses on representing injured and disabled clients in workers' compensation and Social Security Disability matters. He is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Mr. McFarren earned his Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California State University, Chico.

Before law school he was the director of the student legal services and juvenile rights department at a non profit legal information center. During law school, he was on the executive board of the Hispanic Law Student Association, member of the Volunteers Income Tax Assistant program, and clerked for the ROLM law firm.

Outside of his practice, Mr. McFarren is dedicated to helping members of the community that need legal assistance. He volunteers at the Watsonville Law Clinic and is a member of the Monterey County La Raza Lawyers Association.

See more at: http://www.rolmlawyers.com

Education

Valparaiso University School of Law
J.D.,

Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna
Ian McFarren

Ian D. McFarren focuses on representing injured and disabled clients in workers' compensation and Social Security Disability matters. He is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Mr. McFarren earned his Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California State University, Chico.

Before law school he was the director of the student legal services and juvenile rights department at a non profit legal information center. During law school, he was on the executive board of the Hispanic Law Student Association, member of the Volunteers Income Tax Assistant program, and clerked for the ROLM law firm.

Outside of his practice, Mr. McFarren is dedicated to helping members of the community that need legal assistance. He volunteers at the Watsonville Law Clinic and is a member of the Monterey County La Raza Lawyers Association.

See more at: http://www.rolmlawyers.com

Education

Valparaiso University School of Law J.D.,


Firm Overview

What is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)?

If a disability has substantially affected your ability to work and has lasted or is expected to last at least 12 months or prove fatal, you might be eligible for SSDI benefits. SSDI benefits are not meant for people with only partial or short-term disabilities; and to be eligible, you must have worked and paid into Social Security the required number of quarters. When you come to our office for an initial consulation, we examine your case to determine the extent of your eligibility, including whether members of your family qualify to receive benefits.
The Application Process

You can apply for SSDI benefits as soon as you suffer the disability-causing incident. In fact, the sooner you apply, the better, as SSDI applications can take several months to process. Statistics show that as many as two-thirds of initial applications are denied. If your application is denied, we at Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna can assist in filing an appeal from the denial.

Our in-depth understanding of the applicable regulations gives us the skills and expertise to help with an appeal, giving you the best possible chance of success.
The Appeals Process

If the Social Security Administration denies your SSDI application, you still have options through the appeals process. Our extensive experience with all aspects of the SSDI appeals process ensures that we can provide you the best possible chance of successfully obtaining benefits.

To discuss your potential eligibility and find out how we can assist you, contact Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna today for a free initial consultation.

Main Office

Main
245 W. Laurel Drive
Salinas, CA 93906

Phone

(831) 443-1051

Fax

831-443-6419

Fees
Free Initial Consultation?

Free initial consultation.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

We are a contingency fee based practice.

Hourly Rates

Not applicable.

Office Information
Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Office Manager

Karen Ochinero/Irma Suarez

Emergency After Hours

No

Languages Spoken

Spanish

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Our clients have had injuries or disabilities that have impacted their lives. When we can achieve a fair and just result, we feel as if we have helped another family move on.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Self-education is always valuable. However, there is a fine line between self-help and self-representation. The client needs to want professional representation and be willing to place his/her trust in the attorney.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Reviewing any and all documents are critical to every case.

Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna
Sandra L. Rocca

Sandra L. Rocca focuses on representing injured and disabled clients in workers' compensation and Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits matters. Ms. Rocca earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from Boston College and her Juris Doctor degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in California and before the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Ms. Rocca also maintains a high level of community involvement, as she is a member of the Monterey County La Raza Lawyers Association and a tutor at the Monterey College of Law.

Education
J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law
B.A., English, Boston College

Memberships
Monterey County Bar Association
California Applicants' Attorneys Association
Monterey Bay Workers' Compensation Attorneys' Association (Chapter President as of September 2012)
National Organization of Social Security Representatives
Monterey County La Raza Lawyers Association

License

Bar Number: 257026
California, 2008

Education

Santa Clara University School of Law
J.D., 2008

Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna
Sandra L. Rocca

Sandra L. Rocca focuses on representing injured and disabled clients in workers' compensation and Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits matters. Ms. Rocca earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from Boston College and her Juris Doctor degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in California and before the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Ms. Rocca also maintains a high level of community involvement, as she is a member of the Monterey County La Raza Lawyers Association and a tutor at the Monterey College of Law.

Education
J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law
B.A., English, Boston College

Memberships
Monterey County Bar Association
California Applicants' Attorneys Association
Monterey Bay Workers' Compensation Attorneys' Association (Chapter President as of September 2012)
National Organization of Social Security Representatives
Monterey County La Raza Lawyers Association

License

Bar Number: 257026
California, 2008

Education

Santa Clara University School of Law J.D., 2008


Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna
J. Andrew McKenna

J. Andrew McKenna is a specialist in workers' compensation and Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits cases. He is certified as a Specialist in workers' compensation law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He earned his Juris Doctor degree with honors from the Golden Gate University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College. He is admitted to practice in California.

Outside his practice, Andrew is committed to providing legal services to those who might not otherwise be able to obtain representation. He volunteers with the Workplace Injury Law & Advocacy Group, a non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of injured workers. He has also taught fellow workers' compensation attorneys through the California Applicant's Attorneys Association CAAA-U program.

See more at: http://www.rolmlawyers.com/attorneys

Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna
J. Andrew McKenna

J. Andrew McKenna is a specialist in workers' compensation and Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits cases. He is certified as a Specialist in workers' compensation law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He earned his Juris Doctor degree with honors from the Golden Gate University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College. He is admitted to practice in California.

Outside his practice, Andrew is committed to providing legal services to those who might not otherwise be able to obtain representation. He volunteers with the Workplace Injury Law & Advocacy Group, a non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of injured workers. He has also taught fellow workers' compensation attorneys through the California Applicant's Attorneys Association CAAA-U program.

See more at: http://www.rolmlawyers.com/attorneys

Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna
Alfred Lombardo

Alfred Lombardo is a Board Certified Workers' Compensation Law Specialist; he was recently honored by the State Bar of California upon reaching his 30th Anniversary as a Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist. His reputation has earned him Martindale-Hubbell's "AV" rating, which indicates that his peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence. Mr. Lombardo graduated with honors from the University of California, Davis, School of Law, and from the University of California, Berkeley. He is admitted to practice before all California State Courts, before the United States District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of California, and before the United States Supreme Court.

In addition to representing injured workers, Mr. Lombardo frequently serves as a court-appointed arbitrator and mediator; and he has given numerous lectures in his area of specialty to other attorneys at legal seminars and conferences.

See more at: http://www.rolmlawyers.com

Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna
Alfred Lombardo

Alfred Lombardo is a Board Certified Workers' Compensation Law Specialist; he was recently honored by the State Bar of California upon reaching his 30th Anniversary as a Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist. His reputation has earned him Martindale-Hubbell's "AV" rating, which indicates that his peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence. Mr. Lombardo graduated with honors from the University of California, Davis, School of Law, and from the University of California, Berkeley. He is admitted to practice before all California State Courts, before the United States District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of California, and before the United States Supreme Court.

In addition to representing injured workers, Mr. Lombardo frequently serves as a court-appointed arbitrator and mediator; and he has given numerous lectures in his area of specialty to other attorneys at legal seminars and conferences.

See more at: http://www.rolmlawyers.com

Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna
Gilbert E. Stein

Gilbert E. Stein focuses on representing injured workers throughout the Monterey Bay area in workers' compensation cases. He also represents individuals who are applying for Social Security Disability benefits and/or SSI. He is certified as a Specialist in workers' compensation law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Gilbert earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Golden Gate University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California Santa Cruz. He is admitted to practice in California, including the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Outside his practice, he is committed to assisting members of the community by volunteering at the Watsonville Law Center.

See more at: http://www.rolmlawyers.com

Education

Golden Gate University School of Law
J.D.,

Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna
Gilbert E. Stein

Gilbert E. Stein focuses on representing injured workers throughout the Monterey Bay area in workers' compensation cases. He also represents individuals who are applying for Social Security Disability benefits and/or SSI. He is certified as a Specialist in workers' compensation law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Gilbert earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Golden Gate University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California Santa Cruz. He is admitted to practice in California, including the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Outside his practice, he is committed to assisting members of the community by volunteering at the Watsonville Law Center.

See more at: http://www.rolmlawyers.com

Education

Golden Gate University School of Law J.D.,


Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna
Todd McFarren

Todd D. McFarren focuses on representing injured employees in workers' compensation cases and is certified as a Specialist in workers' compensation Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Todd earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law and his Master of Arts in Philosophy, Master of Arts in Political Science, and Bachelor of Arts from Kent State University.

He is admitted to practice in California and has authored a number of publications on topics related to workplace injuries.

Outside of his practice, he is involved with the Workplace Injury Law & Advocacy Group, a non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of injured workers, and the California Teachers Association Group Legal Services.

See more at: http://www.rolmlawyers.com

Education

University of San Francisco School of Law
J.D.,

Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna
Todd McFarren

Todd D. McFarren focuses on representing injured employees in workers' compensation cases and is certified as a Specialist in workers' compensation Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Todd earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law and his Master of Arts in Philosophy, Master of Arts in Political Science, and Bachelor of Arts from Kent State University.

He is admitted to practice in California and has authored a number of publications on topics related to workplace injuries.

Outside of his practice, he is involved with the Workplace Injury Law & Advocacy Group, a non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of injured workers, and the California Teachers Association Group Legal Services.

See more at: http://www.rolmlawyers.com

Education

University of San Francisco School of Law J.D.,


Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna
Dirk Stemerman

Dirk Stemerman focuses his practice on representing injured workers in workers' compensation and Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits cases. He is certified as a Specialist in workers' compensation law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He is a much-in-demand speaker and presenter at numerous legal conventions.

Dirk is also involved in the local legal community, serving as a volunteer with the Watsonville Law Center, which provides free legal services to low-income individuals with predominate focus on the agricultural community and workers' rights and as a Sustaining Member of the Workplace Injury Law & Advocacy Group, a non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of injured workers.

See more at: http://www.rolmlawyers.com

Education

Whittier Law School
J.D.,

Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna
Dirk Stemerman

Dirk Stemerman focuses his practice on representing injured workers in workers' compensation and Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits cases. He is certified as a Specialist in workers' compensation law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He is a much-in-demand speaker and presenter at numerous legal conventions.

Dirk is also involved in the local legal community, serving as a volunteer with the Watsonville Law Center, which provides free legal services to low-income individuals with predominate focus on the agricultural community and workers' rights and as a Sustaining Member of the Workplace Injury Law & Advocacy Group, a non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of injured workers.

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Education

Whittier Law School J.D.,


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Neil Berman

Neil Berman practices primarily personal injury law, including products liability, automobile accidents, toxic torts, wrongful death, and premises liability matters. He is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Neil also practices Social Security Disability law and Workers' Compensation.

Neil earned his Juris Doctor degree from Santa Clara University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Washington. During law school, he was a clerk at the Santa Clara University School of Law Northern California Innocence Project, which seeks to exonerate innocent prisoners and pursue legal reforms that address the causes and consequences of wrongful convictions.


Outside of his practice, Neil is dedicated to helping members of the community who need legal assistance. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), an organization dedicated to protecting the constitutional right to trial by jury for all consumers and championing the cause of those who deserve redress for injury to person or property and resisting efforts to curtail the rights of such injured persons.

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Education

Santa Clara University School of Law
J.D.,

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Neil Berman

Neil Berman practices primarily personal injury law, including products liability, automobile accidents, toxic torts, wrongful death, and premises liability matters. He is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Neil also practices Social Security Disability law and Workers' Compensation.

Neil earned his Juris Doctor degree from Santa Clara University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Washington. During law school, he was a clerk at the Santa Clara University School of Law Northern California Innocence Project, which seeks to exonerate innocent prisoners and pursue legal reforms that address the causes and consequences of wrongful convictions.


Outside of his practice, Neil is dedicated to helping members of the community who need legal assistance. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), an organization dedicated to protecting the constitutional right to trial by jury for all consumers and championing the cause of those who deserve redress for injury to person or property and resisting efforts to curtail the rights of such injured persons.

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Education

Santa Clara University School of Law J.D.,


Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna
Ryan O'Connell

Ryan O'Connell handles a wide variety of personal injury cases including products liability, automobile accidents, toxic torts, wrongful death, and premises liability matters. He is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Mr. O'Connell earned his Juris Doctorate from Monterey College of Law and his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from California State University Sacramento.

Outside of his practice, Mr. O'Connell is an Academic Support Tutorial Professor at the Monterey College of law.

He has volunteered as a Neutral Hearing Officer for the Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner's Office hearing a wide variety of agricultural and pesticide disputes.

He is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, an organization dedicated to protecting the constitutional right to trial by jury for all consumers, championing the cause of those who deserve redress for injury to person or property, and resisting efforts to curtail the rights of such injured persons.

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Education

Monterey College of Law
J.D.,

Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna
Ryan O'Connell

Ryan O'Connell handles a wide variety of personal injury cases including products liability, automobile accidents, toxic torts, wrongful death, and premises liability matters. He is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Mr. O'Connell earned his Juris Doctorate from Monterey College of Law and his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from California State University Sacramento.

Outside of his practice, Mr. O'Connell is an Academic Support Tutorial Professor at the Monterey College of law.

He has volunteered as a Neutral Hearing Officer for the Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner's Office hearing a wide variety of agricultural and pesticide disputes.

He is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, an organization dedicated to protecting the constitutional right to trial by jury for all consumers, championing the cause of those who deserve redress for injury to person or property, and resisting efforts to curtail the rights of such injured persons.

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Education

Monterey College of Law J.D.,


Rucka, O'Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna
Ian McFarren

Ian D. McFarren focuses on representing injured and disabled clients in workers' compensation and Social Security Disability matters. He is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Mr. McFarren earned his Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California State University, Chico.

Before law school he was the director of the student legal services and juvenile rights department at a non profit legal information center. During law school, he was on the executive board of the Hispanic Law Student Association, member of the Volunteers Income Tax Assistant program, and clerked for the ROLM law firm.

Outside of his practice, Mr. McFarren is dedicated to helping members of the community that need legal assistance. He volunteers at the Watsonville Law Clinic and is a member of the Monterey County La Raza Lawyers Association.

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Education

Valparaiso University School of Law
J.D.,

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Ian McFarren

Ian D. McFarren focuses on representing injured and disabled clients in workers' compensation and Social Security Disability matters. He is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Mr. McFarren earned his Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California State University, Chico.

Before law school he was the director of the student legal services and juvenile rights department at a non profit legal information center. During law school, he was on the executive board of the Hispanic Law Student Association, member of the Volunteers Income Tax Assistant program, and clerked for the ROLM law firm.

Outside of his practice, Mr. McFarren is dedicated to helping members of the community that need legal assistance. He volunteers at the Watsonville Law Clinic and is a member of the Monterey County La Raza Lawyers Association.

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Education

Valparaiso University School of Law J.D.,


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This lawyer is licensed to practice in California and has no record of discipline from the California bar association. *

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.