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Karen Dena Steinitz

Workers compensation Attorney at San Mateo, CA

5.0   1 review

About Karen

Learn Karen’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Workers compensation
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    Worker's compensation laws protect people who are injured on the job. The legal matters are handled by administrative law judges. This area has its own special court.The system is intended to streamline the litigation process so that disputed claims can be resolved much more quickly than a personal lawsuit.

    20 years, 2,000 cases

Dedicated to representing injured workers

Licensed for 21 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 09/14/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Karen

Galine Frye & Fitting
411 Borel Ave Ste 500
San Mateo, CA, 94402-3520

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Posted by Armando | December 23, 2013
Karen and her staff were wonderful
Karen and her staff were wonderful. Initially I did not plan to hire an attorney to assist me. However when the insurance company started denying my medical treatment, I decided to contact her. She was very sympathetic and knowledgeable. I was completely lost in this confusing system until I contacted her. She helped me through the process of finalizing my settlement.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 15%-15%

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Galine Frye & Fitting
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Randall Schwartz
  • 2004 - 2011
  • Post Bar Clerk
  • California State Attorney General's Office, Criminal Division
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Law Clerk
  • Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Clerk
  • Federal Judicial Center
  • 1998 - 1999
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Education

  • Loyola University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of California - San Diego
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • Chang v. Lumberman's Equipment
  • Settlement for over 1 million dollars
  • Martinez v. Machinery Trade
  • $600,000.00 settlement
  • applicant v hair cutting services
  • Finding of injurious exposure on a denied case
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Associations

  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Lawyer mothers
  • Founding Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Affiliate Member
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Law Review
  • Editor
  • 2000 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew

Awards

  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2014

Publications

  • Workers Compensation Update
  • Contributor
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • How applicant's attorneys can maximize their client's rights under SB863
  • How to use the new sjdp voucher
  • 2016
  • Penninsula Applicant Attorney Updates
  • How the PD (permanent disability) system is revised under SB863
  • 2015
  • Are injured workers still protected; are psyche claims still viable?
  • Senate Bill 863
  • 2015
  • Confronting yet another drastic change that favors low premiums and undercuts injured workers
  • Senate Bill 863; PD goes up; ratings go down
  • 2015
  • Women Aspire to Raise the Bar
  • Women in the Workplace
  • 2015
  • Attorneys For Plaintiff's rights
  • Litigation
  • 2014
  • Attorney Conference for Women
  • Legal ethics
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (43)
Given (58)
Endorse Karen
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known her for many years and think very highly of her. Any injured worker that retains her is making a smart decision."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Intelligent and compassionate with superior communication skills."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Karen Steinetz is a very talented lawyer who is respected by judges and other lawyers."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Insightful commentator whose endorsements indicate that she has earned the respect of her peers in the workers' compensation field."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Other
"Top-notch attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Other
"Competent, professional, and all around a great attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She provides clear easy to understand answers that are careful and considerate."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A truly excellent attorney whose sound knowledge of Workers Compensation law and dedication to her clients are evident from her excellent answers to questions posted on Avvo.com. Karen Dena Steinitz is a well-respected member of the legal community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this individual as a highly respected and knowledgable lawyer in their practice."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms Steinitz's answers here on avvo are well thought out and compassionate. A hallmark sign that she is a hardworking, dedicated lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Talented, tough, and thorough litigator."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Other
"Dena is an exceptional professional and legal advocate with a solid reputation in the community. I give her my highest endorsement and recommend her to anyone seeking a talented litigator."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Solid advocate for her clients. Highly recommend Karen to anyone seeking a workers compensation attorney."
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