Hello. If you're reading this you, or someone you care about, are probably dealing with a work injury and may be uncertain of what steps you need to take. My practice is exclusively Workers' Compensation, an area of law in which I have actively participated in different capacities for over ten years.
Among applicant attorneys I'm rather unique because I’ve been a part of so many aspects of the workers’ compensation system – first as a paralegal working directly with injured workers and later as claims adjuster working on the insurance side. After becoming an attorney I started my legal career on the defense side representing insurance carriers and now work as an applicant’s attorney representing injured workers – something I’ve taken great joy in and something I truly feel is my calling. That said, I understand the different pieces of the puzzle that help make the system work.
In addition to a thorough knowledge of the law, I believe a key attribute of a good workers’ compensation attorney is compassion.
When someone is injured and unable to work they find themselves under an enormous amount of stress – financial stress if their income level is reduced, physical stress as they cope with a debilitating injury, and emotional stress as they wonder if they’ll be able to return to their prior occupation. Add to this mix an overworked claims adjuster who doesn’t have time to return phone calls and you have a recipe for fear and frustration. That’s where I come in. In addition to helping an injured worker get the very best possible settlement on their case, I also hope to alleviate some of the stress that being in the system creates. That can entail everything from talking to a treating physician, to procuring the very best medical legal evaluator, to taking the case to trial if we reach an impasse.
When I'm not in court or in the office, you'll find me spending time with my wonderful young adult kids, walking my dog Karl Marx in Land Park (funny story as to his name) , watching the latest Indie film with friends at the Tower or curled up at home with a good book.
Languages spoken: Spanish
Contingent (12-15%), Free consultation (30 minutes)
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|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California||Member||2005 - Present|
|Lincoln Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|California State University, Los Angeles||Social Studies||BA||1984|