Represent Employers in CA Workers Comp & Penalty Claims
After 28 years of defending employers and insurers in California workers' compensation claims generally, we have narrowed our focus to the defense of special penalty claims arising out of workers' compensation, specifically Labor Code Section 132a (wrongful discrimination against injured workers) and Serious and Willful Misconduct (Labor Code Section 4553) claims.
We also represent some uninsured employers in California workers' compensation matters.
We have long been able to make appearances effectively throughout Northern and Central California by operating our own private aircraft.
I successfully defended major airline from serious and willful misconduct claim.
I successfully defended large hospital from Labor Code Section 132a (wrongful discrimination against injured worker) claim. Have litigated or settled many such claims over a period of 28 years.
1512 Black Mountain Rd.
Hillsborough CA 94010-7104
We charge for a legal consultation and analysis, with the fee based upon complexity and time. We are available for telephone consultations.
We typically represent clients on an hourly fee basis.
$350 per hour generally.
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
We have staff fluent in Russian & with some skills in Spanish. Spanish interpreters available
From my first year of law school, I found this area of workers' compensation to be unique and fascinating. I soon developed a real expertise, including writing a USF Law Review article, which was nationally re-published, and which helped to set me on this path of specialization.
The more knowledgeable the client is, the more readily we can assist them. A significant part of our job is to assist the client in learning as much as possible about their rights and liabilities.
We are willing to do so, within the bounds of ethical considerations.
We are willing to do so within the bounds of ethical considerations.
I have been self-employed or in a law partnership for 23 years, specializing in the defense of California workers' compensation cases. I was previously employed by specialty carrier and private law firms in the same area of law. I also worked as a student law clerk at the California Workers' Compensation Appeals Board.
28 years of legal practice, mostly in the area of California workers' compensation law has given me a very strong basis for understanding the needs of clients in this area of law.
Prior to going to law school, I worked my way through college, serving as a shop steward and officer in the Machinists Union, so I can see more than one side of the story.
My strength and expertise is the ability to focus on a case and solve problems, reaching appropriate resolutions. I am not one to accept the status quo without looking at every possible avenue to benefit my client, within the bounds of ethical advocacy. At the same time, I enjoy, and value highly, my long-standing reputation for professional integrity and straight-shooting.
I am practical, pragmatic, with no nonsense or unnecessary bluster. I like to work with other skilled professionals to cut to the chase. I value my good reputation in the legal community for professional integrity and reasonableness.
Flying, especially using my aircraft on legal business; motorcycling, including cross-country and international trips; travel, especially with family; reading, mainly contemporary non-fiction, and regular exercise. I am a native San Franciscan.
Bar Number: 76590
University of San Francisco School of Law
Juris Doctor, 1977
California State University, San Francisco
Bachelor of Arts, 1974
College of San Mateo
Associate in Arts (AA), 1968
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