I am certified by the State Bar of California as a specialist in Workers' Compensation Law. I have 24 years of experience representing injured workers.
In January 1993 I launched my law practice. I specifically limited my law practice to representing injured workers and persons injured in non-work-related accidents. The majority of my clients have continually been injured workers from north San Diego County, including Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, Escondido, Fallbrook, Valley Center, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Poway, and the city of San Diego. This caused me to further specialize by limiting my practice exclusively to representing injured workers. In 2002 I became certified as a specialist in workers' compensation law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.
From 2005 to 2013 I was the chairman of the workers' compensation section of the North San Diego County Bar Association. After taking a short break from his duties as the chairman, in October 2015 I became co-chairman. As of January 2017 I resumed my position as chairman.
I was an associate attorney in the North Hollywood office of Mercer & Zinder. We represented general liability insurance firms by providing legal defense for their insureds. I participated in litigation involving products liability and premises liability.
In 1989 I received my Juris Doctor from Western State University, College of Law in Fullerton, California. I took and passed the California State Bar in February 1990. I have been practicing in good standing continually through the present.
In 1984 I received my Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from California State University Long Beach. I worked for McDonnell-Douglas in Long Beach, California, designing manufacturing tooling and equipment for commercial aircraft. I was also involved advanced design of primary and secondary aircraft structures using carbon graphite. This background qualified me to take and pass the Patent Bar in 1990. Starting in 1978 Iworked for several Los Angeles-based companies designing machines, aircraft ground support equipment and production mechanical tooling.
This background has given me insight into work environments from ranging from office to manufacturing. This insight is very useful when representing injured workers. I have helped in excess of 2,800 injured workers since I launched my law practice. Most of my clients are referrals from the many injured workers I have represented over the years. They continually refer their family and friends to me.
Please call me for a free initial consultation at . There is no fee and there are no costs unless you receive a recovery.