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Edward John Rutyna

Edward John Rutyna

also known as Edward J. Rutyna

Practice areas:

Workers Compensation

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About Me

After many years on the defense side, I am pleased to once again be  litigating on behalf of injured workers at the California Workers' Compensation Appeals Board. In 2005, I closed my solo practice and spent several years working for large law firms on the defense side. Recently I teamed up with long term professional colleague Frank J. Mastroni and  am accepting new clients with work-related injuries in Orange and Los Angeles Counties. Several staff members speak Spanish as a native language.


Early evening and Saturday appointments are available.


Both Frank Mastroni and I enjoy proceeding to trial when the facts and evidence favor our client's claim. Our firm does not push our clients into early settlements but rather we  litigate for medical treatment and indemnity benefits, trying cases when necessary.


For employers, our office provides comprehensive cost-effective representation on Labor Code 132a (retaliatory discrimination) and Serious and Willful Misconduct petitions. 


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Workers Compensation: 100%
    29 years

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Karim K Arzadi

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Contact Info

Law Offices of Frank J. Mastroni, a PC

16162 Beach Blvd.
Suite 300
Huntington Beach, CA, 92647



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Excellence for the Future Award - Tax EthicsCenter for Computer-Assisted Legal Education (CALI)2006
AV ratedMartindale-Hubbell1998

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Orange County Bar AssociationN/A1986 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Cal-Tech Precision, Inc., uninsured, v. WCABDefendant uninsured employer's writ denied.
Richard Martinez v. WCAB (Boeing Corporation)Petitioner's petition for writ of review denied
James Lacy v. City of Huntington BeachPetitioner's petition for writ of review denied

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chapman University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2007
George Washington Univ LSN/Alaw1985
Boston CollN/Aundergraduate1982

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Orange County Bar Association Workers' Comp section meetingworkers' compensation practice1998
California Workers' Compensation Practice Updateworkers' compensation practice1996
California Workers' Compensation Practice Updateworkers' compensation practice1994
Workers' Compensation Section MeetingAppellate Practice1988