We see clients as people, rather than cases.¬† We strive to understand your needs and concerns, and how your injury and your case affect the rest of your life.¬† Then we focus on finding individualized solutions to your needs, rather than treating your case as something that is on an assembly line.¬†
People generally come in for an initial consultation with a lot of anxiety and uncertainty about their future and what they will be going through.¬† I am generally able to lessen that anxiety, and give them a clear understanding of what lies ahead.¬† They often come in feeling embarrassed about filing a worker‚Äôs compensation claim.¬† I help them get beyond that feeling.¬† It is essential that clients know that their attorney will always have their best interests at heart, and that they are retaining someone who will be an effective advocate for them.
Making a difference in the lives of people who need help has always been what I have sought to do, both as a lawyer and in the community.¬† Being able to calm the fears of clients who are feeling especially vulnerable after a serious work injury, and offer them solutions and hope, is something that I take pride in being able to do.¬† I take the time to listen to my clients and make sure I understand their situations.¬† I do my best to explain the strange and complicated world of California workers’ compensation law in ways that they can understand.
I feel truly blessed to be able to do the kind of work I love and can get real satisfaction from doing.¬† I feel an obligation to give back to the community, and have therefore given my time to serve as an officer and president of a parent teacher organization, coach youth soccer, and sit as a workers’ compensation judge pro tem.¬† I also spend quite a bit of time answering questions from injured workers who are not my clients, and offering advice and mentoring¬†to colleagues on professional websites.
I have always believed that lawyers should not take cases unless they honestly believe that they can make a positive difference in the outcome of the case for the client.¬† There is no reason for someone to pay an attorney a fee if they would end up with the same result without having a lawyer.¬† If you come see me for a free consultation, and I do not think I can make things better for you, I will always tell you so.
NOTICE: Making a false or fraudulent workers’ compensation claim is a felony subject to up to 5 years in prison or a fine of up to $50,000 or double the value of the fraud, whichever is greater, or by both imprisonment and fine.