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Christopher James Carlo Esq.

Workers compensation Attorney at San Jose, CA

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  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Social Security & Disability
    Social Security Disability (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Widow Benefits Cases, Childhood SSI cases including analysis of Substantial Gainful Activity, Remote Onset Cases, Date Last Insured issues, SSA Listings, Past Relevant Work, and Residual Functional Capacity to perform jobs in significant numbers in the national economy.

  2. Workers compensation
    Plaintiff//Applicant (injured worker) representation for California Workers' Compensation cases before the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board including Subsequent Injuries Benefits Trust Fund Cases, enforcement of WCAB medical care awards, 100% Total Permanent Disability Cases, Temporary Disability Disputes, Denial of Medical Care Disputes, Cumulative Trauma injuries, and Medical Provider Network (MPN) disputes, undocumented and non-English speaking clients, and vocational retraining.

Disability attorneys serving The Greater San Jose Area

Social Security Disability (SSDI) & California Workers Compensation. We know the Rules!

We are a San Jose disability law firm with many years of experience in the community helping thousands of clients with severe disabilities and work injuries get the compensation and medical benefits they need.

Our law firm was founded in 1999 and the philosophy

that guides our firm rests with the ancient basis of virtue: Truth, Beauty, Unity and Justice.​

We handle all matters in accord with this philosophic base.

Our firm expects fully truthful presentations of fact from both our clients and adversaries. We work on a team basis to obtain justice for our clients who are very often the underdog (the disabled claimant against the insurance company or federal government). This theme represents a core belief and philosophy of our attorneys and staff.​

Our attorneys are very experienced at securing benefits for clients that have had their Social Security Disability (SSDI) or Workers’ Compensation claims denied or delayed.

We are highly skilled in the more complex areas of disability law such as the Subsequent Injuries Benefit Trust Fund (SIF/SIBTF).

Christopher J. Carlo Esq.

Mr. Carlo practices Federal Social Security Disabilty (SSDI), Federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Subsequent Injuries Benefit Trust Fund Cases (SIBTF), and catastrophic//career ending California Workers' Compensation cases.  Mr. Carlo is a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives (NOSSCR).  The California State Bar has certified him as a legal specialist in California Workers' Compensation Law.  Mr. Carlo has served as Judge Pro Tem for the WCAB and as an attorney advisor for the Pro Bono Project of Santa Clara County.  He is a past Chairman of the Santa Clara County Bar Association Workers' Compensation Section. 

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1210 Park Ave.
San Jose, CA, 95126


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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Carlo Law Group
  • 1999 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Robert T. Bledsoe
  • 1995 - 1999


  • Lincoln Law School of San Jose
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Univ of California Santa Barbara
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • Sunseri v. Stanford University//SIBTF
  • 100% Total Permanent Disability


  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Sustaining Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Workers' Compensation for the Pro Bono Project
  • Attorney Advisor
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section
  • Chairman
  • 1999 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Certified Specialist - Workers' Compensation Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2020
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Certified Specialist - Workers' Compensation Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2016
  • Silicon Valley's Top Lawyers
  • San Jose Magazine
  • 2004
  • Certificate of Specilization in Workers' Compensation Law
  • California State Bar
  • 2001
  • Commendation for delivery of pro bono legal services
  • The Pro Bono Project of Santa Clara County
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • CAAA 2010 Summer Convention - Monterey CA
  • The Basics of Handling Social Security Disability Cases
  • 2010
  • 2003 Summer Convention - CAAA
  • Working Under the 2003 Regs - The Effect on our Practices
  • 2003

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Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 24
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"I have had the pleasure of knowing and observing Mr. Carlo for over 20 years. He is one of the best workers' comp and social security lawyers in the Bay Area. He is highly innovative in his approach. He has unrivaled enthusiasm. He cares about his clients. He is an excellent trial attorney. If you're looking for either a workers' comp or a social security lawyer, you won't do better than Mr. Carlo."
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