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John David Herrera

Workers compensation Attorney at San Jose, CA

5.0   11 reviews
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  • Licensed for 23 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2000
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About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

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  1. Workers compensation
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    24 years, 1,700 cases

I have practiced in the area of Workers' Compensation for 17 years.  After law school, I was hired by an insurance defense firm specializing in workers' compensation and spent the first two years of my career with them.  While the firm was wonderful and the experience was invaluable, my heart just wasn't in it.  

I was fortunate to have united with my current partner, Joseph Mayen, in January of 2003 and began representing injured workers.  I have absolutely loved the practice from the start.  It gives me an opportunity to make a positive difference in many people's lives.  In this position, I am able to help people to keep their jobs or return to work if possible and I am able to help them maximize their disability recovery when they are not able to return to work.  I assist my clients with obtaining necessary benefits and medical treatment throughout their case in an industry where the law generally does not favor injured workers.

The area of Workers' Compensation has become highly complex and difficult for injured workers to receive just benefits and treatment.  I do not believe this to be a system where an injured worker should go it alone.  Fees are capped at 15% which is a bargain considering all an attorney can do for you.  When searching for an attorney, I recommend using the Find a Lawyer tab on this site and cross referencing the attorneys with the California Applicants Attorneys Association ().  I find CAAA members to be passionate about their representation of injured workers and highly knowledgeable given the vast resources the group provides to its members.

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Awards

Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
2016

Location

John David Herrera
300 S 1st St #319
San Jose, CA, 95113

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
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Posted by Belinda B. | October 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Excellent Lawyer
Mr. Herrera settled my case over 10 years ago with open medical. He is very knowledgable and was also able to get me a pension. Even after 10 years, Mr. Herrera still helps me with treatment and he has also helped me find a new treating doctor after the insurance company informed me that my treating doctor was no longer in their prefer list. After I settled my case, I wasn't able to return to work and so I applied for Social Security and later denied. Mr. Herrera appealed the decision and won my case. I am very thankful for everything Mr. Herrera has done and continues to do for me. I couldn't have asked for a better representative who took the time to oversee my case and took care of it with excellent results.
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Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Look no Further John is your man!
Had an unfortunate job site accident and was not able to continue working. Bills started to pile up and I had no way of getting out of the hole that seemed to be getting deeper, until a friend referred me to the office of John Herrera. The same day I walked into his office he got the ball rolling, set up doctor evaluations and workers compensation payments to cover my day to day expenses. His extremely helpful and supportive personality made it easy to trust him and believe he had my best interest in mind, since the beginning. A year and a half later he closed my case and helped me get back into school to successfully rejoin the job force. Thanks John!
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Posted by Abdul | November 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer and highly recommended
John David Herrera is super nice and very helpful person. My workers comp case was stuck for a long time with another attorney but when I hired John everything was done super quick. I really appreciate his efforts
Posted by Robert D. | October 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
John Herrera is a God send
John Herrera represented me for 10 1/2 years. I worked for the CA State dept. of Parks and Recreation. I was crushed by a tractor while on the job and had to be flown into Stanford Hospital where I went through 6 major surgeries. The State threatened to fire me after only 3 months post injury. I then contacted Mr. Herrera. He saved my life. He is the strongest man and attorney I have ever known. He spent 10 1/2 years working to get me the best deal he could, and he was amazing in his incessant desire to get me the fair settlement. Last month, after 10 1/2 years, he called me to tell me that, because of his never ending work and time in court talking to the various judges, he got me a lifetime income and a hug lump sum payment that will last me until the day I die. He is more than a Godsend. He works from sun up until late at night. He had called me many times at 10pm or 11pm to answer my questions and learn what was causing me horrible pain. I have never known or even heard of an attorney with his incessant work to help me. I do not believe that there is an attorney, anywhere on the face of this planet, that is as dedicated as John is. There is only a 5 star rating possible here; however, he deserves a 10 star rating because he is honest, caring, and a superman of sorts because he saved my life. He even sent me money when I was in a horrible hardship because the state stopped paying me a wage when I was in a wheelchair and paralyzed. He sent me money every time I told him I was in dire straights. This Attorney office of Mayen and Herrera is unbelievable. I had no idea that once I signed the papers to retain this attorney office, that they would dedicate their entire office, and unrelenting, to save my life and get me the fair settlement I deserved. So when I say that Mr. Herrera is a Godsend, there is absolutely no exaggeration in my statement. I believe that this man, and all of his staff, are the absolute best on this planet. If you need a dedicated, honest, and tireless attorney, you should contact Mr. Herrera, because anyone else would only suffice to be second best. He is, beyond anyone else, the best attorney anywhere, and I will be indebted to Mr. Herrera, for the rest of my life. There is, quite honestly, no one else, that even comes close to being as good as he is. He is 100% awesome, and he saved my life, quite literally. You could not do better than Mr. Herrera. He is absolutely the best attorney you could hope to have help you...the very best with absolutely no exaggeration.
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Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
An Excellent lawyer
First time in my life to talk to lawyers regarding a workers composition case, I am so glade I picked John Herrera to talk. He is very passionate, sympathetic and analytical. If you are looking for a lawyer, who is dedicated to your case for best of result, John definitely is your choice.
Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hard working, diligent, knowledgeable
John was highly recommended to me by a close friend, who John successfully represented on a traumatic spine injury. My injury was a difficult medical case, and John and his partner spent a lot of time discussing the various strategies and possible outcomes at every step of my case. John finally settled my case, and I'm very happy with the results.
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Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
John Herrera
Mr. Herrera handled my worker's compensation claim. Having to deal with a difficult defense attorney, he was very diligent in moving the case to resolution. You felt the security that he had my best interests in securing the best settlement for me.
Posted by Caroline | May 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caroline vs. WC
Attorney John represented me in my WC case and I appreciated every efforts that my attorney John did for me such as prompt response back to my questions, following up with the defense attorney and alway keep me updated. Attorney John explain to me in detail for me to understand about my rights, when it's time to settle the case & what are my option, chooses and whats best for me .... I would recommend John to anyone.
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Posted by Leslie | May 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience
I had extreme lower back pain to the point that I could barely walk. After meeting with several doctors who told me that my job caused my condition, I knew I needed to speak to someone about my options. I looked on Yelp for a few recommendations but didn't feel comfortable with the lawyers that I spoke to. I started asking around and was referred by a friend whose dad highly recommended that I meet with John at Mayen Herrera. I set up an appointment to speak with one of the partners, John, and I immediately knew I was in great hands. John had tons experience with working on cases similar to mine and provided me with several options of how to proceed with my case. I had a good feeling initially about working with John, but I had no idea how passionate, professional and hard working he'd be on my case. I am really glad that I made the decision to choose him to represent me as I knew he always had my best interest in mind. In the end, I was very happy with the settlement I received on my case.
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Posted by Marissa | May 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend this lawyer!!!!
John represented me in my work injury case and I have to tell you John met with me and answered all my questions and made me feel very comfortable to know that he would represent me on my case. He went to court on my behalf on several occasions and I was always informed as to what happen and what to expect on my case. John did not make me feel like a client, he made me feel like I was part of his family. Thank you John for all your help.
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Posted by Victor | June 13, 2015
Trust Settlement Disspute
Mr. Herrera assisted me in settling a sensitive Trust Dispute Settlement. As soon as I contacted him, he interviewed both my wife and I, as well as some other key individuals. He immediately took ownership of the case and started interacting with the opposition's attorney. All the while keeping us informed of progress or setbacks on a regular basis. Mr. Herrera was very professional during this ordeal and on several occasions traveled out of town to meet personally with the other Attorney. We were very happy with the outcome of this dispute and would recommend Mr. Herrera for legal assistance. Sincerely Victor
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 9%-15%
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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Mayen & Herrera
  • 2009 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Mayen & Herrera
  • 2003 - 2009
  • Defense Attorney
  • Haworth, Bradshaw et al
  • 2001 - 2003

Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Garcia v Zurich
  • 100% Permanent Disability Award worth in excess of $2 million plus lifetime medical award.

Associations

  • California Applicant's Attorney's Association
  • Past Chapter President
  • 2003 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Certified Specialist - Workers' Compensation Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2014
  • Certified Specialist - Workers' Compensation Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (15)
Endorse John
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Focused, determined, and dedicated to achieving the best results for his client. He has an excellent knowledge of the law, and believes in meticulous preparation of his cases, which is evident when you discuss matters with him. I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a compassionate and highly skilled attorney who works diligently to get great results for his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with John for approximately 13 years, he has now been made a full partner of our office. John is one of the more brilliant lawyers I have known. He is knowledgeable and creative in finding solutions and legal approaches with an unstinting determined manner that gets clients the most money for their injuries. John handles the complex cases in our office, he is the main litigator. John gets results other lawyers only dream about. You will be lucky to have him represent you. Other lawyers seek John's opinions and approaches to help with their cases."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Herrera's knowledge and skill in workers compensation are top rate. Whether he is doing discovery, negotiating a settlement, or taking a case to trial, you can expect that he will be well prepared and thorough. He is an impassioned advocate who is both respected by and respectful of clients and fellow members in the legal community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Thankfully John is a much better attorney than he is a poker player. He is considered one the top Workers' Compensation attorneys in the bay area. Knowledgable and ethical."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Herrera provides an important contribution to our legal forum at Avvo. He is always thorough and always correct. I believe he is a zealous advocate for his clients' claims."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Herrera donates his time to answer questions on this forum and his answers are top-notch. Mr. Herrera is well respected in the WC community. I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Herrera for over a decade and have watched him represent his clients. He does a first rate job. He is knowledgeable. He is passionate about his work. He is thorough. I can recommend him to anyone as a fine choice as their workers' compensation lawyer."
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