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George Ellis Corson IV

Workers compensation Attorney at Orange, CA

4.9   11 reviews

About George

Learn George’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Workers compensation
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    Vigorous Defense of Uninsured Employers Facing Workers Compensation Liability. I also will assist WCAB Interpreters with recovering their Labor Code 5811 Invoices from Carriers.

    31 years, 800 cases

My Law Practice involves Workers' Compensation Defense of Employers without Insurance, as well as Invoice Collection for WCAB Interpreters. 

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Licensed for 31 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1991
Updated 09/15/2022

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2014. See details

Contact George

Law Offices of George E. Corson IV
(Mailing Address)
PO Box 549
Orange, CA, 92856-6549
Law Offices Of George E. Corson IV
(Physical Address)
2230 W. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA, 92868
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Vivian | September 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
uninsured workers-comp
If you’re a business owner who got sued and don't have workers comp George Corson is the attorney for you. He is very knowledgeable and experience. He explains everything detail by detail. The case went down exactly as he anticipated. I Highly recommend his services.
Response from George Corson December 23, 2018
Thank you for trusting me with the Uninsured matter that your company faced. I am pleased that the result satisfied your expectations, and appreciate that you shared your story.
Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Knowledgeable and Honest
I am very appreciative of George's honesty, I found him to be very knowledgeable and patient as I had a lot of questions. He is Affordable and very intent on telling you the truth. Thank you.
Response from George Corson July 20, 2017
Consulting an Attorney can be somewhat stressful. I want to answer all your Uninsured/Discrimination questions during your paid Consultation, so that your company can make the best informed choice for you. I appreciate that you shared your experience with others who may be deciding to take action.
Posted by Chris | June 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Specialized Knowledge
George wasn't the first attorney we contacted to represent us in a Comp case. He was the final one however. He took the time to actually dig through all of the previous paperwork and proceedings to find that we had a very strong case in our favor. The effort, along with the deeper knowledge of how the WC system actually works saved us untold hours of additional work and more than $200,000 in false liabilities.
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Response from George Corson July 19, 2017
I appreciate that you shared your story. Thank you for trusting me to reduce the known exposure by 80% or more on your case, and advertising that we were successful. I wish you the best in the future.
Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
RTD Client
Great representation, professionalism, and extra effort from George, I would highly recommend his service.. Current client 2016
Response from George Corson July 20, 2017
Thank you for your Review. I am pleased that we were able to significantly mitigate the Medical Bills on your denied WC claim, and happy that you were satisfied with the result.
Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2013
He gets things done
Mr. Corson is very knowledgable, aggressive in getting resolutes, and attentive/responsive. One of my employees was injured on the job and the third party payroll/workers comp company tried rejected the claim and stated that I was not insured with them. Mr. Corson put them in their place and got them to acknowledge my company as a client and accept the claim, all within a few weeks.
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Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2013
Great Lawyer - Very professional and knowledgeable
I've had one incident where I wanted to get a workers comp defense lawyer for a frivolous case. It was probably the best decision I ever made. The first thing I would say is that it's a complete piece of mind the second you hire George. He was great to work with and really knows stuff and most likely the people you would be up against like me =) Without saying too much, he kept me in the loop every time there was something new with the case and I was very please with how well he handled everything.
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Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2012
A WC Attorney Worth Considering
I’ve been a client of Mr. George Corson for over 10 years. He is extremely knowledgeable & finds creative ways to handle issues on his cases. He thinks “out of the box” which is quite refreshing. His lien negotiating skills are exemplary. He has consistently excelled all my expectations and that of my client. He is definitely an attorney that one can trust. He has always demonstrated excellent negotiating & communicating skills.
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Posted by Satisfied client | September 26, 2011
Attorney
George did an outstanding job handling a real estate dispute for me. Given the manner in which he handled it, it was resolved without the time and expense of litigating the matter.
Response from George Corson April 14, 2017
I don't do Real Estate Law, but I did write a letter asking for someone's neighbor to cut some trees which were blocking a view.
Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2011
Attorney
George Corson has handled our cases for a number of years, and has always obtained successful defenses. George is extremely knowledgeable about the applicable law, is proactive in his defense of the cases, and always keeps the client informed of the status of the case. George works well with witnesses in preparing a defense, and marshalls the facts in a manner that is properly presentable to the bench. I highly recommend George Corson.
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Posted by Courtney | September 21, 2011
Adjuster
George Corson is a very aggressive and diligent workers' compensation defense attorney. He handles files in an expeditious manner and ensures that the client is apprised of all matters and satisfied with proposed plans of action. He is also confident and successful in litigating all matters on a file and will do so if cost efficiency is not at stake. I highly recommend this attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Uninsured Workers Compensation
We were looking for a Lawyer who handled Uninsured Workers Compensation Cases. We found George Corson, set up an appointment to review our case. He provided complete details on the options available for our situation. We moved forward with George, who handled all the paperwork, court papers etc and saved us a lot of time and headaches. He was easily accessible, thorough and prompt to return our communications. We would recommend George Corson if you have a situation for Uninsured Workers Compensation.
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Response from George Corson September 13, 2018
Thank you for sharing your story. I hope that your positive experience will encourage other Employers to reach out for assistance if an Uninsured WC Claim occurs.
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Cost

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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 5.6 (Average)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2014.

Discipline with Actual Suspension issued in CA, 2014
updated on 04/24/2016

This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

George's comment: “Co-Counsel wanted a 35% Fee from the WCAB. I told her that only 15% would be awarded, but she did not believe me. I changed the 35% Fee to 15% (after notice) to get the document approved, which was ultimately awarded. The Civil Attorney received the entire awarded 15% fee, but made the State Bar Complaint. I was found to have altered the document without her permission. All WC witnesses confirmed that a 35% fee was impossible, and I received no benefit.”

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of George E. Corson IV
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • Bredfeldt, Corson & Odukoya, LLP
  • 1999 - 2010
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Santa Ana College
  • 1994 - 2009

Education

  • Western State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Legal Cases

  • Josefina Diaz
  • Coverage Accepted
  • Abigail Luevano
  • Dismissal With Prejudice
  • Roman Herrera
  • Medical Liens Reduced by 92%
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Associations

  • State Bar of California, Workers Compensation Section
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2018
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • #1 on Workers' Compensation Leader Board
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Approved DWC Arbitrator
  • Department of Industrial Relations
  • 2012
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • #1 on Workers' Compensation Leader Board
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • Honors in Criminal Justice
  • University of Maryland
  • 1985
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • California Law Cable Show
  • Uninsured Employer Defense
  • 2016
  • ABA Paralegal Program
  • Workers' Compensation for Paralegals
  • 2008
  • ABA Paralegal Program
  • Workers' Compensation for Paralegals
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (26)
Given (29)
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He handled uninsured employer's matter quickly. He is very knowledgeable representing uninsured employers."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"George Corson IV is the "go to" attorney for representation of uninsured employers in Southern California workers' compensation litigation. Mr. Corson is perhaps the only attorney in Southern California who specializes in this arcane and difficult area of workers' compensation law when an employer lacks workers' compensation insurance coverage for a claimed injury. Mr. Corson also defends employers on Labor Code 132a discrimination claims and on petitions for a finding of serious and willful misconduct of the employer. Very few attorneys have much experience in litigating these types of claims on behalf of the employer. Since he specializes in defending employers in these types of claims, he is less expensive than business litigator types that dabble in the area from time to time."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Corson is a knowledgeable attorney who has demonstrated an exceptional willingness to share his time and expertise with those he can help."
Discrimination Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Corson is a well-respected and valued member of the legal community. I endorse his work."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His AVVO posts demonstrate his deep understanding of complex legal issues. His answers are always thoughtful, accurate, and they evidence his genuine interest in helping people."
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Other
"Attorney Corson is a knowledgeable lawyer who is generous with his time and expertise. I recommend him."
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Other
"Like many others endorsements here on Avvo, I have read countless answers Mr. Corson has posted on this site and almost universally agree with him. It is obvious that he knows the law and his willingness to share his knowledge justifies an endorsement."
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. George's knowledge of workers' compensation is apparent once you read his very thoughtful responses to the many questions he answers on Avvo. His contribution to the workers' compensation community is quite valued."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"George is an aggressive advocate and knowledgeable counselor who has earned the respect of his peers in the legal community and the gratitude of her clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Corson has an excellent reputation and I am pleased to be able to say I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When a lawyer reads another lawyer's answer and says "Wow", it really was a great answer. Accurate, analytic, and customized to the needs of the Avvo asker. Precisely the qualities an Avvo asker would be looking for in an attorney. It's been five years since I posted the endorsement above. I just read another particular answer of Mr. Corson that was a total "bullseye" hitting the solution directly on the mark. What a great service for Avvo Askers."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Corson. From his answers and time on Avvo, it is clear he is dedicated to serving those in need and his clients. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community, for free, and I applaud him for doing it to such a great level. Kudos."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Corson. He is an excellent attorney who consistently provides solid responses to questions posed by members of the Avvo community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had many cases with Mr. Corson over the years and have found him to be a knowledgeable, ethical and aggressive adversary. He knows how to get things done and move a case along. I could think of many defense attorneys who could learn from his example."
Discrimination Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Orange Workers compensation Lawyer George Ellis Corson IV
George Ellis Corson IV
Workers compensation Attorney
Orange, CA
Licensed for 31 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2014. See details