Floyd Skeren and Kelly LLP Law Firm

Attorneys of California Workers' Compensation Law Practice

Floyd, Skeren & Kelly offers a broad range of legal expertise to our individual clients. Our attorneys possess skill and character of the highest caliber. We offer personalized, accessible service to meet the exacting and often technical needs of our clients.

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ALICIA J. ADEN

Attorney at Law

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm alicia.aden@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (805) 764-2380 ext. 8926
Fax our Law Practice (805) 764-2383

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   Alicia Aden is an associate attorney in our Camarillo office. She attended Pepperdine University School of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctor degree in two and a half years, as well as certificates in Dispute Resolution and in International and Comparative Law. Following law school, she worked for a civil litigation firm for one year, before moving into workers’ compensation law in 2014. Ms. Aden believes in utilizing outside the box strategies to avoid claim stagnation and to ensure the swiftest, most efficient, and fair resolution possible for all parties involved.

     
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ROSEMARY ALCANTAR

Attorney at Law

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm rosemary.alcantar@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (626) 316-5720 ext. 7222
Fax our Law Practice (626) 395-7808

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   Rosemary Alcantar is an associate attorney with our Pasadena office, where she practices workers’ compensation defense. Ms. Alcantar earned her bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Women’s Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She then went on to attend the University of California, Los Angeles’ extension program, where she obtained a Paralegal Certificate in Civil Litigation. While earning her Paralegal certification, she interned at Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County, where she assisted in advocating for individuals in low-income communities. Soon after working as a paralegal in eviction and unlawful detainer law, she joined our firm. During the course of her employment at our Pasadena office, Ms. Alcantar attended Glendale University College of Law’s evening program, where she earned her Juris Doctor degree. Throughout her years of working at our firm, she has accumulated several years of experience in California workers’ compensation law and the representation of employer and insurance companies in the field.

     
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ARTHUR ARUTYUNYANTS

Attorney at Law

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm arthur.arutyunyants@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (626) 316-5720 ext. 7212
Fax our Law Practice (626) 395-7808

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   Arthur Arutyunyants is an associate attorney with our Pasadena office where he practices exclusively workers’ compensation defense. Mr. Arutyunyants earned his J.D. from the Chapman School of Law in Orange, California. While in law school, Mr. Arutyunyants geared his legal education in trial advocacy and dispute resolution. He represented Chapman nationally in both the Moot Court and Alternative Dispute Resolution competitions teams. Upon graduation, he received the 2015 Dale E. Fowler Award for Professionalism.

     
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JUSTIN B. BECHEN

Attorney at Law

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm justin.bechen@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (951) 684-6870 ext. 7495
Fax our Law Practice (951) 684-6878

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   Justin Bechen is an associate attorney at our firm's Riverside office. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Mr. Bechen attended Oregon State University and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a minor in Macroeconomics. Following college, Mr. Bechen spent several years as a claims case manager with Wausau Insurance and Gallagher Bassett, handling California workers' compensation claims. While at the University of Oregon School of Law, Mr. Bechen clerked at the United States District Court, working for Chief Judge Ann Aiken and drafting several opinions on pending cases. Mr. Bechen was a fellow in the University's Technology and Entrepreneurship Program, working with scientists and venture capitalists to commercialize new technologies. He served as Senior Editor for the Oregon Review of International Law and also participated in the law school's Small Business Clinic, where he provided representation to small business owners. He is a member of the Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino County Bar Associations.

     
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LAURA J. BINTLIFF

Attorney at Law
Certified Specialist, Workers' Compensation Law
The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm laura.bintliff@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (805) 764-2380 ext. 8906
Fax our Law Practice (805) 764-2383

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   Ms. Bintliff obtained her bachelor of science degree from The Pennsylvania State University and Juris Doctorate from The Ventura College of Law.
   Ms. Bintliff is a Certified Specialist in workers’ compensation law with 19 years’ experience in this area of the law.  In addition, Ms. Bintliff has prior experience in workers’ compensation subrogation and civil litigation involving employment and disability-related discrimination issues.  Ms. Bintliff was a legal assistant and legal administrator for several years in workers’ compensation law offices bringing a broad range of experience to the defense and handling of workers’ compensation matters.

     
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DAVID J. BOYER

Attorney at Law

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm david.boyer@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (714) 558-8892 ext. 7938
Fax our Law Practice (714) 558-8759

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   David J. Boyer is an associate attorney in our Orange County office. Mr. Boyer earned his Bachelor's Degree from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California before going on to earn his Juris Doctorate from Western State University College of Law in 1997. He began his career as a criminal prosecutor for the Orange County District Attorney's office, where he completed more than forty trials before moving into civil litigation in 2003. Prior to joining Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, Mr. Boyer was an associate attorney at a firm specializing in the defense of workers' compensation claims, where he aggressively represented third party administrators, insurance companies, self-insured entities, employers, and uninsured employers in all aspects of workers' compensation defense. He is admitted to practice before the Southern, Central, Eastern and Northern Federal District Courts in California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, and all of the State Courts in California.

     
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ROGER A. CARTOZIAN

Attorney at Law
Certified Specialist, Workers' Compensation Law
The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm roger.cartozian@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (916) 920-1100 ext. 7277
Fax our Law Practice (916) 920-1150

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   After finishing Law School in 1975, Mr. Cartozian began in private practice as a General Practitioner for a period of about 10 years in the Sacramento area. Areas of practice at that time included family law, adoptions, criminal defense, Bankruptcy, personal injury, corporate and business transactions, juvenile matters, wills, probate, collections, mechanics liens, etc. In 1985 he became associated with Industrial Indemnity - House Counsel and focused his concentration on the defense of workers compensation claims, workers compensation subrogation, defense of §132(a) and Serious and Willful Misconduct claims. After 10 years he opened his private practice with a partner and continued the same type work. From 1997 to 2007 he was associated with and became a partner with the workers compensation defense law firm of Gray & Prouty. Mr. Cartozian has been with the FS&K law firm since October 2007.
   Mr. Cartozian thus brings with him a 10 year general practice background and over 27 years of workers compensation defense experience where his clients have included insurance companies, third party administrators, private employers, school districts, and public agencies. He has made presentations on a variety of topics in the workers compensation arena to groups of varying size and experience.
   Mr. Cartozian is licensed to practice before all state Courts of the State of California, has appeared at most of the Workers Compensation Appeals Board District Offices in California, and in June 2005 was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

     
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ROBERT J. CHIMITS

Attorney at Law
Certified Specialist, Workers' Compensation Law
The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm robert.chimits@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (714) 558-8892 ext. 7949
Fax our Law Practice (714) 558-8759

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   Robert J. Chimits is an associate attorney with the Law Offices of Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP in the firm’s Orange County office location.  Having completed his undergraduate education at Mesa College, Mr. Chimits went on to graduate from Western State University College of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate Degree.  After obtaining 15 years of workers’ compensation experience, Mr. Chimits joined the Law Offices of Floyd, Skeren & Kelly in 2004.
   Mr. Chimits was lead counsel on behalf of the city of Anaheim in the case of Fenn vs. Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB), a published 4th District Court of Appeal Opinion wherein Mr. Chimits successfully protected the interests of the city of Anaheim.

     
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ANTHONY S. CHO

Attorney at Law

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm anthony.cho@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (818) 715-0018 ext. 7037
Fax our Law Practice (818) 591-3572

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   Anthony S. Cho is an associate attorney in the firm’s Westlake Village office. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, San Bernardino and a Juris Doctorate from Ventura College of Law. He was admitted to the California Bar in June 2008 and devotes his work to meeting the legal needs of employers, insurance carriers, self-insured corporations, third party administrators, and claims servicing agencies in all aspects of workers’ compensation defense. In addition to having extensive knowledge of the AMA Guides and the California workers’ compensation system, he is proficient in AMA based permanent impairment-to-disability ratings as well. Mr. Cho handles all phases of workers’ compensation defense, including 132a discrimination and Serious and Willful misconduct claims.

     
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VANESSA M. EGINLI

Attorney at Law

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm vanessa.eginli@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (626) 316-5720 ext. 7218
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   Vanessa M. Eginli is an associate attorney in our Pasadena office. She earned her bachelor’s degree from UCLA with high honors and earned her Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School, where she concentrated in the area of medical and health law. During law school, she participated in moot court and served as a judicial extern at the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, Chatsworth. Ms. Eginli began her career in civil litigation practicing personal injury, insurance coverage litigation, and real estate law. Ms. Eginli continues to defend employers, third party administrators, and insurance companies before the WCAB.

     
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KEVIN J. EISENBERG

Attorney at Law

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm kevin.eisenberg@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (818) 715-0018 ext. 7043
Fax our Law Practice (818) 591-3572

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   Kevin Eisenberg is an associate attorney in our firm’s Westlake Village office. Mr. Eisenberg obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Arizona, Eller School of Business, before going on to study at The Colleges of Law – Ventura Campus. While attending law school, he served as Treasurer and President of the Student Bar Association, became a Student Mentor, was hired as a 2L subject tutor for his underclassmen and interned for a criminal defense firm, where he specialized in drafting Federal Court motions and pleadings. Additionally, Mr. Eisenberg also spent a winter semester working with Refugees in Berlin, where he volunteered his time and studied International Immigration Law.

     
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MICHELLE L. GARFINKLE

Attorney at Law

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm michelle.garfinkle@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (559) 244-0959 ext. 7500
Fax our Law Practice (559) 244-0963

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   Michelle Garfinkle is an associate attorney in our firm's Fresno office. She graduated from UC Hastings College of the Law with a concentration in tax and was a member of the Hastings Business Law Journal. Ms. Garfinkle is dedicated to representing employers, insurance entities, self-insured entities, and third party administrators in all aspects of California workers' compensation law.

     
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ELIZABETH J. GATELY

Attorney at Law

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm elizabeth.gately@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (626) 316-5720 ext. 7216
Fax our Law Practice (626) 395-7808

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   Elizabeth Gately is an associate attorney in our Pasadena office. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles before going on to earn her Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law. During law school, she studied abroad, taking classes in comparative legal analysis through the University of Oxford. Ms. Gately then interned with the State of California Office of the Attorney General. Prior to joining Floyd Skeren Manukian Langevin, she worked for a workers’ compensation firm in Los Angeles. Ms. Gately defends insurance carriers and self-insured employers in all areas of workers' compensation.

     
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LOUISA M. GRAW

Attorney at Law
Managing Attorney

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm louisa.graw@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (562) 200-7400 ext. 7880
Fax our Law Practice (562) 200-7401

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   Louisa M. Graw is the Managing Attorney in our firm’s Long Beach office. She graduated magna cum laude from California State University, Los Angeles with an emphasis on Pre-law and Political theory. She earned her Juris Doctorate Degree from Loyola Law School where she was a member of the Environmental Moot Court Team. During the competition, she won Best Oralist in a preliminary round. She externed for the Honorable Fred Woods at the California Court of Appeals, Second Appellate District, Division Seven. Furthermore, through her legal externships, she defended numerous government entities including the Attorney General of California Environmental Law Department, the Los Angeles City Attorney, and the Santa Ana City Attorney. Ms. Graw's experience extends beyond workers' compensation to include civil litigation, employment law, and environmental law, and she managed a workers’ compensation firm handling all aspects including 132a and serious and willful claims.

     
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GARY S. HARR

Attorney at Law
Assistant Managing Attorney

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm gary.harr@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (562) 200-7400 ext. 7881
Fax our Law Practice (562) 200-7401

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   Gary Harr is the Assistant Managing Attorney in our Long Beach office. Mr. Harr received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science / Law and Society from University of California, Riverside and then his Juris Doctorate Degree from Trinity Law School. His reputation centers around early, proactive, and aggressive handling to bring about swift file closures. He practices all workers' compensation defense related matters.

     
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DANIEL M. HARRIS

Attorney at Law

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm daniel.harris@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (818) 715-0018 ext. 7618
Fax our Law Practice (818) 591-3572

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   Daniel Harris is an associate attorney in our Westlake Village office, where he practices all aspects of workers’ compensation defense. Following his graduation cum laude from Middlebury College in Vermont, Mr. Harris earned his J.D. from Loyola Law School in 1992, where he was a member of its elite Scott Moot Court team. He brings a diverse professional background as an advocate for special needs children – which drives his ongoing Board membership of Ventura County’s leading parent directed resource, United Parents – and mortgage banking industry business owner. Mr. Harris believes all great relationships start with caring, so he zealously commits himself to meeting or exceeding our clients’ expectations with unsurpassed levels of prompt and clear communication.

     
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HEIDI K. HENGEL

Attorney at Law
Managing Attorney

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm heidi.hengel@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (510) 452-9556 ext. 7792
Fax our Law Practice (510) 452-1869

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    Heidi K. Hengel is the Managing Attorney in our Bay Area office. Ms. Hengel has worked as a workers' compensation defense attorney since 2010. Prior to 2010, she worked as a civil litigator in San Jose and a criminal defense attorney in San Francisco. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2005 with a major in Political Science and a minor in Women's Studies. Ms. Hengel attended Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, graduating with honors in May 2008. She received the Outstanding Student Award for her graduating honors program class. Ms. Hengel was also nominated as Rising Star attorney in Super Lawyer Magazine in 2009. She is certified to practice before all Federal and State courts in California. In her spare time, Ms. Hengel competes in open water swimming events across the world.

     
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CHRISTINA A. HINDMAN

Attorney at Law
Managing Attorney

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm christina.hindman@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (619) 491-0277 ext. 7403
Fax our Law Practice (619) 491-0878

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   Christina A. Hindman is the Managing Attorney with the Law Offices of Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP in our San Diego office location. Ms. Hindman earned her Undergraduate Degree at the University of California, San Diego before going on to earn her Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of San Diego, School of Law. Ms. Hindman came to Floyd, Skeren & Kelly in 2005 after gaining several years of experience litigating workers’ compensation matters in the San Joaquin Valley.
   Ms. Hindman brings her substantial experience in the aggressive defense of all workers’ compensation matters, including standard claims litigation, §132(a) discrimination allegations and serious and willful misconduct filings, to our firms southern most office.
   Currently, Ms. Hindman works with third party administrators, insurance entities, self-insured entities and employers to vigorously protect their interests before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.

     
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JEFFREY R. JONES

Attorney at Law

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm jeffrey.jones@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (510) 452-9556 ext. 7782
Fax our Law Practice (510) 452-1869

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    Jeffrey Jones is an associate attorney in our Bay Area office. Mr. Jones earned his undergraduate degree from Westmont College, in Santa Barbara, California, with a major in Sociology. While at Westmont, he studied abroad in Europe, Thailand and Tanzania. Mr. Jones earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of San Francisco School of Law, where he was awarded the CALI award for excellence in the area of Intellectual Property. He was admitted to the California Bar in 2013 and currently practices workers’ compensation law. Prior to joining Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, Mr. Jones represented applicants in their workers’ compensation claims and worked with Bayview Hunters Point Community Legal, an award-winning nonprofit organization, where he provided legal services to low-income residents of San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood. In addition to workers’ compensation, he is well-versed in the areas of Trademark, Copyright, and Landlord and Tenant law.

     
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STACY S. LEE

Attorney at Law

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm stacy.lee@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (714) 558-8892 ext. 7950
Fax our Law Practice (714) 558-8759

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   Stacy S. Lee is an associate attorney with the Law Offices of Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP in our firm’s Orange County office. Ms. Lee graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in public policy. She graduated cum laude from Chapman University School of Law in 2006, and was admitted to the state bar in December 2006.
    Prior to attending law school, Ms. Lee worked as a workers’ compensation claims manager for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. Since entering the bar, she has aggressively defended workers’ compensation cases before nearly every Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board in Southern California.
    Ms. Lee currently represents employers, third party administrators, insurance companies, self-insured entities and uninsured employers in the defense of workers’ compensation matters. Ms. Lee has also successfully handled Labor Code Section §132a and serious and willful claims filed against employers.

     
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KALANI E. LOPEZ

Attorney at Law

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm kalani.lopez@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (951) 684-6870 ext. 7492
Fax our Law Practice (951) 684-6878

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   Kalani Lopez is an associate attorney at our firm's Riverside office. Mr. Lopez was born and raised on the island of Kauai, Hawaii and attended Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in both Philosophy and English. He then attended Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, where he obtained his Juris Doctorate Degree. While there, Mr. Lopez clerked for the Honorable Randal Valenciano and worked with the Loyola Law School Center for Conflict Resolution, where he helped low income families navigate the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process. He represents insurance carriers, third party administrators, and employers in all aspects of workers' compensation claims.

     
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JAMES K. LOWERY

Attorney at Law
Certified Specialist, Workers' Compensation Law
The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm james.lowery@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (818) 715-0018 ext. 7613
Fax our Law Practice (818) 591-3572

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   James K. Lowery is an associate attorney with the Law Offices of Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP in our firm’s San Fernando Valley office location.  After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree from California State University, Northridge, Mr. Lowery moved forward to obtain his Juris Doctorate Degree at the University of La Verne College of Law.
   Prior to joining the Law Offices of Floyd, Skeren & Kelly in 2003, Mr. Lowery had obtained years of experience in standard workers’ compensation defense as well as expertise in the myriad of nuances in handling complex and high exposure lien matters.
   Mr. Lowery currently represents employers, insurance companies, third party administrators and uninsured employers in all matters before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB).

     
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MICHAEL G. MCCONVILLE

Attorney at Law
Manager,
Complex Litigation Department

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm michael.mcconville@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (626) 316-5720 ext. 7206
Fax our Law Practice (626) 395-7808

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   Michael G. McConville is an associate attorney with the Law Offices of Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP in our firm's Pasadena office location and the Manager of the Complex Litigation Department.
   Mr. McConville graduated from Southwestern University of Law and passed the State Bar in 1983. Since that time, he has divided his practice between workers' compensation defense and civil litigation. During his 15 years of workers' compensation experience, he also handled crossover issues involving subrogation. His broad experience in both fields brings a practical approach to the issue of subrogation.

     
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LAUREN N. MCVAY

Attorney at Law

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm lauren.mcvay@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (619) 491-0277 ext. 7410
Fax our Law Practice (619) 491-0878

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   Lauren N. McVay is an associate attorney in our firm's San Diego office. Ms. McVay obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in History at the University of California, Santa Barbara before going on to earn her Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. While earning her Undergraduate Degree, she took the opportunity to study abroad in Brighton, England. Prior to joining our firm, Ms. McVay obtained workers’ compensation experience as an indemnity claims unit supervisor at a national insurance company. Most recently, she was practicing as a workers’ compensation defense attorney.

     
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AMBER N. NEVADA

Attorney at Law

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm amber.nevada@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (714) 558-8892 ext. 7946
Fax our Law Practice (714) 558-8759

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   Amber Nevada is an associate attorney with our Orange office, where she practices workers’ compensation defense. Ms. Nevada earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Chicano/a Studies from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Before attending law school, she spent several years as a workers’ compensation Paralegal/Hearing Representative. While earning her Juris Doctorate at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Ms. Nevada focused her legal education on Employment Litigation and Workers’ Compensation. During her three years of law school, she interned at the San Diego Employee Rights Center, representing employees in Employment Development Department claims and Labor Division disputes. Since entering the California Bar, her practice emphasis has involved the representation of municipalities, school districts, insurance/excess carriers, third party administrators and self-insured entities.

     
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PHUONG N. NGUYEN

Attorney at Law
Assistant Managing Attorney

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm phuong.nguyen@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (714) 558-8892 ext. 7217
Fax our Law Practice (714) 558-8759

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   A bilingual associate in both English and Vietnamese, Phuong N. Nguyen brings with her several years of workers' compensation experience prior to passing the Bar. She is the Assistant Managing Attorney in our firm's Orange County location, who earned her Undergraduate Degree in economics and political science from the University of California, Los Angeles before going on to earn her Juris Doctorate Degree from Pace University School of Law.
   Before beginning law school, Ms. Nguyen was a member of Phi Alpha Delta, the international pre-law fraternity, a Small Claims Court Advisory Program Counselor where she logged an astounding 300 hours of an AmeriCorps/JusticeCorps National Service Program, and a paralegal assistant with John Miller, Inc. where she gained valuable exposure to the workers' compensation industry. While attending law school, Ms. Nguyen had the honor of working directly with retired Judge David W. O'Brien. As part of FSK Publishing for two years, she was the primary editor of the well renowned publication, California Workers' Compensation Claims and Benefits.

     
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KAREN A. O’MEARA

Attorney at Law

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm karen.omeara@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (818) 715-0018 ext. 7607
Fax our Law Practice (818) 591-3572

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   Karen O’Meara is an associate attorney in our Westlake Village office. Ms. O’Meara obtained her Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from St. Leo University before going on to earn her Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern Law School, where she attended the prestigious 20-month SCALE program.
   Ms. O’Meara began her career in civil law defending catastrophic injury claims before making the transition into workers’ compensation. She practices all aspects of workers’ compensation in the defense of third party administrators, insurance companies, self-insureds and employers. In addition to being a member of the California State Bar Association, she is a Certified Fraud Analyst and a Department of Justice-certified Crime and Intelligence Analyst.

     
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BLAKE S. POSNER

Attorney at Law

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm blake.posner@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (818) 715-0018 ext. 7049
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   Blake S. Posner is an associate attorney in the firm’s Westlake Village office, where he practices all aspects of workers’ compensation defense. Mr. Posner obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from California State University, Northridge in 1991 before going on to earn his Juris Doctorate from the University of La Verne, School of Law in 1994. After graduating from law school, he received an LL.M. in Taxation from Golden Gate University, School of Law, where he graduated with honors. As a part of the LL.M. program, Mr. Posner gained significant training and experience in complex legal issues pertaining to finance, accounting and tax.
   Mr. Posner is an experienced attorney who has been practicing since 1994. Prior to joining Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, he specialized in civil litigation/workers’ compensation subrogation and workers’ compensation defense, representing a wide variety of clients ranging from insurance carriers, self-insured employers, counties, cities, and other municipalities. Additionally, Mr. Posner has extensive experience in all types of subrogation, insurance defense, reinsurance, insurance bad faith coverage, and business litigation. Subrogation matters have included workers’ compensation, auto, and large loss property subrogation matters, resulting from manufacturing defects, design defects and other product liability matters. He handled all aspects of business litigation and personal injury litigation from inception through trial. Mr. Posner has extensive experience with law and motion, depositions, pre-trial and trial work. He has experience as a managing attorney who supervised a staff of attorneys, paralegals and secretaries.
   Mr. Posner is admitted to the California bar (1994); the U.S. District Court, Central District of California (2001); and the U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of California (2002). He has been a member of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals, the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association, the California Trial Lawyers Association and the San Fernando Valley Bar Association.

     
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DYANA J. PRINCE

Attorney at Law

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm dyana.prince@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (510) 452-9556 ext. 7781
Fax our Law Practice (510) 452-1869

BIOGRAPHY

    Dyana Prince is an associate attorney with our Bay Area office. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Golden Gate University School of Law and was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2008. Her legal career began with personal injury and bankruptcy law and has now branched out to workers’ compensation defense. Prior to law school, Ms. Prince obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development from the University of California, San Diego and worked over seven years for a medical third party administration company. Ms. Prince has claims processing experience, as well as an understanding of physician and facility contracts.

     
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ROBERT A. ROSE

Attorney at Law
Certified Specialist, Workers' Compensation Law
The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm robert.rose@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (818) 715-0018 ext. 7627
Fax our Law Practice (818) 591-3572

BIOGRAPHY

   Robert A. Rose is an associate attorney with the Law Offices of Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP in our firm’s San Fernando Valley office location.  Mr. Rose obtained his Undergraduate Degree in Business Administration from California State University, Northridge, before going on to obtain his Juris Doctorate Degree with Pepperdine University School of Law.
  Mr. Rose has been practicing workers’ compensation law since 1991 and became a Certified Specialist in 2003. His experience in workers' compensation matters ranges from standard litigation of workers' compensation claims to defense of serious and willful misconduct allegations. Throughout his career, Mr. Rose has represented employers, insurance companies, third party administrators and uninsured employers in all aspects of workers' compensation litigation.

     
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PAUL M. SALISBURY

Attorney at Law

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm paul.salisbury@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (805) 764-2380 ext. 8910
Fax our Law Practice (805) 764-2383

BIOGRAPHY

   Paul M. Salisbury is an associate attorney with our Camarillo office. He has been practicing exclusively workers’ compensation defense since 1980. Mr. Salisbury earned his Undergraduate Degree from UCLA in 1976 before earning his Juris Doctorate Degree from Whittier College School of Law in 1979. He was born and raised in Syracuse, New York.

     
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PHILLIP M. SCUDERI

Attorney at Law

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm phillip.scuderi@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (805) 764-2380 ext. 8904
Fax our Law Practice (805) 764-2383

BIOGRAPHY

   Mr. Scuderi has been a member of the California State Bar Association since 1994. He is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of West Los Angeles. He has been a board member of the Italian American Lawyers Association since 1994 and served as President in 2004. Mr. Scuderi is also a member of the Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles and the American Bar Association. Prior to joining Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, Mr. Scuderi was in private practice for 15 years handling both workers' compensation and civil litigation matters.

     
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ANGELA J. SHUTTY

Attorney at Law
Certified Specialist, Workers' Compensation Law
The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm angela.shutty@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (818) 715-0018 ext. 7601
Fax our Law Practice (818) 591-3572

BIOGRAPHY

   Angela J. Shutty is an associate attorney with the Law Offices of Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP in our firm’s San Fernando Valley office location.
   Originally from the state of Pennsylvania, Ms. Shutty began her corporate career at the Corporate Headquarters of the Rite Aid Corporation located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania subsequent to obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University and also obtaining a Masters Degree in Business Administration.
   Working in all phases of corporate taxation at that position, she developed an interest in the legal field and relocated to California to pursue a Law Degree at the University of San Diego where she obtained her Juris Doctorate Degree.  Combining her interests in tax and accounting drew her to Price Waterhouse in Los Angeles to become a tax attorney.
   For more than 15 years, she has worked solely in the field of workers’ compensation defense as an attorney representing insurance carriers and employers.

     
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KYLE R. UEBELHARDT

Attorney at Law

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm kyle.uebelhardt@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (818) 715-0018 ext. 7633
Fax our Law Practice (818) 591-3572

BIOGRAPHY

   Kyle Uebelhardt is an associate attorney in our firm’s Westlake Village office. Mr. Uebelhardt was a valedictorian and graduated from Dartmouth College, majoring in Government and Political Theory. While at Dartmouth, Kyle played quarterback on the school’s football team and was a member of the dance ensemble. He is now an interviewer for the Dartmouth Admissions Committee.
   Mr. Uebelhardt obtained his Juris Doctorate Degree from Ventura College of Law. His passion for defending employers regarding all legal issues led to his earning a Certificate of Concentration in Business Law. While attending law school in the evenings, Mr. Uebelhardt further honed his skills in business related matters, working full time in the areas of Real Estate Law and served under international expert Alvaro Pascotto, Esq., drafting transactional documents in the fields of Business Aviation, Tax Planning, Private Equity and Wealth Management.
   Kyle is a trial attorney, well-versed in defending a multitude of workers’ compensation claims, including catastrophic, cardiac, insidious disease, 132a, serious and willful, and Special Investigations Unit. He is also a member of the Employment Law Litigation department, advising and defending clients on issues such as wage and hour, reasonable accommodation, interactive process, and leave of absence.
   Mr. Uebelhardt is a trained mediator through the Ventura Center for Dispute Settlement, a news broadcaster with WorkCompAcademy Weekly News, member of the Employers’ Fraud Task Force, writer for Employment Law Weekly, and serves as an event guest speaker. When not defending the interests of FS&K’s clients, Kyle enjoys spending time with his wife and baby twins.

     
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CHIE I. WALKER

Attorney at Law

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm chie.walker@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (916) 920-1100 ext. 7286
Fax our Law Practice (916) 920-1150

BIOGRAPHY

   Chie I. Walker is an associate attorney with our Sacramento office. Ms. Walker earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance before obtaining her Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law in May 2004. She has been licensed to practice law in the state of California since December 2004. Ms. Walker has handled workers’ compensation matters since 2012. Prior to that, she practiced in a variety of practice areas.

     
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KEVIN A. WELLS

Attorney at Law

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm kevin.wells@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (619) 491-0277 ext. 7407
Fax our Law Practice (619) 491-0878

BIOGRAPHY

   Kevin A. Wells is an associate attorney with the Law Offices of Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP working in the firm’s San Diego office location.  Mr. Wells obtained his Undergraduate Degree in Communications at Arizona State University before obtaining his Juris Doctorate Degree from California Western School of Law.
   Prior to joining the Law offices of Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, Mr. Wells obtained workers’ compensation experience in the San Diego and Orange County areas.  Mr. Wells came to the Law Offices of Floyd, Skeren & Kelly in 2007 as a welcome addition to the firm’s litigation team.
   Mr. Wells practices all areas of workers’ compensation defense including standard claim litigation and §132(a) and serious and willful misconduct allegations.

     
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ARMEN YEDALYAN

Attorney at Law

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm armen.yedalyan@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (626) 316-5720 ext. 7204
Fax our Law Practice (626) 395-7808

BIOGRAPHY

   Armen Yedalyan is an associate attorney with the Law Offices of Floyd, Skeren, & Kelly, LLP in our firm’s Pasadena office location, where he practices workers’ compensation defense and employment law. Mr. Yedalyan currently serves as statewide Vice Chair of Public Policy for the California Federation of Business & Professional Women, and as Vice President of BPW Hollywood District. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Armenian American Public Service Employees Association. Mr. Yedalyan is admitted to practice law in the State of California and the United States District Court for the Central, Eastern, and Northern Districts. He earned his bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. Mr. Yedalyan earned his law degree from Trinity International University, School of Law, where he participated in moot court and a mediation and negotiation summer program in China.

     
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GHAZAL YOUSSEFI

Attorney at Law

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm ghazal.youssefi@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (562) 200-7400 ext. 7898
Fax our Law Practice (562) 200-7401

BIOGRAPHY

   Ghazal Youssefi is an associate attorney with our Long Beach office, where she practices exclusively workers’ compensation defense, including 132a and serious and willful claims. Ms. Youssefi was born in Germany, raised in Hawaii and attended college at Portland State University in Oregon. She then moved to California and earned her Juris Doctorate Degree from Western State College of Law. While in law school, Ms. Youssefi interned at the Orange County District Attorney’s Office for two years with both the Gang Unit and Special Prosecutions. She was also part of the Negotiations Team at Western State College of Law. In her spare time, Ms. Youssefi volunteers as a certified instructor at the J.F. Shea Center, a therapeutic horseback riding facility for people with disabilities.


In Memory of Jeffrey S. Springer
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JEFFREY S. SPRINGER (1961-2008)

Attorney at Law, Certified Specialist, Workers’ Compensation Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

BIOGRAPHY

   Jeffrey S. Springer was an associate attorney with the Law Offices of Floyd, Skeren & Kelly’s Calabasas office location.  After obtaining his Undergraduate Degree with California State University, Northridge, Mr. Springer went on to graduate from Pepperdine University School of Law and joined the Law Offices of Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP in 1989 as one of the firm’s first attorneys.
   Jeff Springer lost his fight with cancer and succumbed to its ravages.  Jeff never gave up a fight to defend his clients, nor beat the demon cancer that took his life. His attitude throughout the five-year battle was never dispirited. He was always positive and repeatedly said that he would beat the cancer and would be back better than ever. 
   Jeff’s contribution to the firm’s reputation and growth cannot be overstated. His diligence exemplifies our firm’s assertion that “the defense never rests”.  Even while ill he persisted in defending his clients without complaint and without them knowing his condition.

   
In Memory of Norman F. Boxley
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NORMAN F. BOXLEY (1946-2011)

Attorney at Law, Managing Liability Defense / Subrogation

BIOGRAPHY

   Norman F. Boxley was the Floyd, Skeren and Kelly managing civil litigation attorney. Mr Boxley earned his Undergraduate Degree from California State University, San Francisco, before going on to earn his Juris Doctorate Degree from Hastings College of Law. He was a member of both the California and Nevada Bar Associations and practiced law in both states. During his career he was a member of a vast number of professional organizations including the Defense Research Institute, the Southern and Northern California Fraud Investigator Associations, the Southern California Association of Defense Counsel and the Los Angeles Bar Association. He was a decorated Vietnam veteran having served in combat as an infantry officer in the United States Army. His single engine Mooney M20M airplane crashed during an inbound approach to Brackett Airport in La Verne. Norm practiced out of the firm's Pasadena office and conducted jury trials state wide in California and Nevada.
    His leadership, professionalism and tenacity as a litigator contributed greatly to our Firm's reputation in the legal community.

   
In Memory of John G. Maher
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JOHN G. (JACK) MAHER (1951-2017)

Attorney at Law, Manager, Special Projects

BIOGRAPHY

   Sadly, John "Jack" Maher Esq., passed away on July 20th, 2017. Jack was born on April 17th, 1951 in Mukwonago, Wisconsin to his mother Mildred and father John "Jack" Maher, Sr.
    Jack was an associate attorney in our Orange County office and the Manager of the firm's Special Projects Unit. He graduated from Western State University law school in 1977. Jack began his career in Workers' Compensation defense with the Law firm Miller and Folse and later became the managing partner at the Law Offices of Nezin & Maher, as well as Maher & Taylor.
    Along with being a successful attorney for decades within the California’s Workers' Compensation community, he enjoyed hunting and was an avid and very competitive golfer.
    Jack is survived by his loving wife Jennifer, children John and Amber, siblings Tim and Mary, and grandchildren Jaxon and Kaylee. He was described by many as a "Wisconsin boy living temporarily in California for 50 years."
    Jack’s warm and friendly personality, and always present sense of humor will be missed dearly by his work family here at Floyd, Skeren and Kelly, LLP. He was a great mentor to many and shared a huge breadth of knowledge and experience.

They will not be forgotten