I represent injured workers and their families in workers compensation claims I enjoy repesenting people individually against business and insurance entities no matter what the odds are or how big the adversary is. Representing injured workers is a rewarding field even know it is an uphill battle most of the time.
I have been in the Worker's Compensation and personal injury field since 1991. Since 1997 I have exclusively represented workers compensation cases for injured workers.
Since 2005, I have gone to our state capital in Sacramento to advocate for the rights of California injured workers every year. I talk every year with legislators regarding the plight of injured workers and the abysmal state of their benefits system.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Licensed since 1997
I have personally known Charles Cleveland since 1999. He is a dedicated work injury lawyer who throughout his career has fought for the rights of injured workers and accident victims. He is a Certified Specialist in Workers Compensation Law with the State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. Throughout his career he has only represented injured workers, is a past president of the Greater Inland Empire Applicants Attorneys Association and is currently a Board Member of the California Applicants Attorneys Association. He has only represented injured people vigorously, never insurance companies. He is an accomplished and experienced workers compensation trial lawyer and has secured large awards & settlements for his clients. I'm proud to say that I been his business partner for many years.
John Metz Workers Compensation Attorney
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Certified Specialist, Workers Compensation Law||The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization||2014|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Applicant Attorney of the Year||Greater Inland Empire Applicant's Attorney Association||2006|
|Partner||Cleveland & Metz||1997 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|San Bernardino County Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|California Applicants' Attorneys Association||Treasurer||2008 - Present|
|California Applicants' Attorneys Association||Board of Governors||2005 - Present|
|California Applicants' Attorneys Association||President||2005 - 2007|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||1998 - 2009|
|Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||Member||1991 - Present|
|Cleveland & Metz Blog||Workers Compensation Reform 2012 Part I: Independent Medical Review||2012|
|Cleveland & Metz Blog||Workers Compensation Reform 2012 Part II: Medical Provider Networks||2012|
|Inland Valley Daily Bulletin||Another Round of Bad Worker's Compensation Reform||2012|
|Western State Univ||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||N/A|