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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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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BRYAN R. BUSH

Attorney at Law
Managing Attorney,
Civil Litigation / Subrogation

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Call our Law Practice (714) 558-8892 ext. 7930
Fax our Law Practice (714) 558-8759

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   Bryan R. Bush is an associate attorney with the Law Offices of Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP in our firm’s Orange County location.
   Mr. Bush earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. He went on to earn his Juris Doctorate at Pepperdine University School of Law. Mr. Bush is licensed to practice law in the state of Michigan, as well as in California.
   Mr. Bush began his career working in civil litigation for one of the largest civil litigation firms based in Orange County. While there, Mr. Bush assisted the firm in starting its workers’ compensation defense practice.
   Mr. Bush is completely conversant in all aspects of workers’ compensation defense, including defending serious and willful and §132(a) claims. Additionally, Mr. Bush has an active subrogation practice on behalf of our clients. While able to handle either subrogation or workers’ compensation defense, Mr. Bush is able to easily blend both defending the workers’ compensation claim, while also pursuing subrogation in the same matter; thus, assisting clients to reduce their overall costs. Mr. Bush is also a member of the firm’s employment law complex litigation team, and handles all aspects of employment law litigation.
   Mr. Bush is admitted to practice before the Southern and Central Federal Districts in California, as well as 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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ROBERT A. DUDLEY

Attorney at Law

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm robert.dudley@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (310) 824-8896
Fax our Law Practice (310) 824-1237

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   Robert Dudley is an associate attorney with the firm’s Beverly Hills office where he is a member of the criminal law department. Mr. Dudley holds a Juris Doctor (cum laude) degree from Pepperdine University School of Law where he was awarded the Order of Barristers. He also holds a Masters of Public Policy degree (emphasis in economics) from Pepperdine’s School of Public Policy and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis (dual majors: economics and Spanish). During law school, Mr. Dudley was a member of two national championship moot court teams that took top honors at the Chicago Bar Association and the University of North Carolina School of Law moot court competitions. Mr. Dudley completed an externship with the Honorable Anthony J. Mohr in the Complex Litigation Division of the Los Angeles County Superior Court where he worked on a variety of complex civil matters involving corporate, insurance, and employment law. Prior to joining Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, Mr. Dudley was a law clerk at the Law Office of Joel Koury where he assisted with the defense of a capital murder case in addition to DUI, federal RICO, and drug trafficking cases. While completing his joint law and public policy studies, Mr. Dudley also performed legal and policy research on juvenile sentencing for Human Rights Watch in Los Angeles. He is fluent in Spanish (written and verbal).

     
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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
Fax our Law Practice (626) 395-7808

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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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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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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

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 an associate attorney at 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
Assistant 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 Assistant 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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JASON C. HILFRINK

Attorney at Law
Managing Attorney

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm jason.hilfrink@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (559) 244-0959 ext. 7502
Fax our Law Practice (559) 244-0963

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   Jason C. Hilfrink is currently the Managing Attorney with our firm's Fresno office. Mr. Hilfrink's expertise is dedicated to representing employers, insurance entities, self-insured entities, and third party administrators in all aspects of California workers' compensation law. In the past, he was also a staff member for the National Journal of Administrative Law Judges. Mr. Hilfrink worked in numerous capacities with Floyd, Skeren & Kelly over the past 12 years, including close work with Judge David O’Brien as legal editor of California Workers’ Compensation Claims and Benefits through several editions. He also opened and managed our Sacramento office before returning to southern California and working as the Assistant Managing Attorney of the firm’s Westlake office.

     
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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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SUZANNE P. HONOR-VANGEROV

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

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm suzanne.honor@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (818) 715-0018 ext. 8860
Fax our Law Practice (818) 591-3572

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   Suzanne Honor-Vangerov is the Managing Attorney of the Lien Unit in our firm's Westlake Village office location. Ms. Honor-Vangerov received her Undergraduate Degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Marketing from the California State University, Hayward. She went on to receive her Juris Doctorate degree from Abraham Lincoln University in Los Angeles.
  Ms. Honor-Vangerov began her workers' compensation career as a claims adjuster for the State Compensation Insurance Fund and then transitioned into a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor.   In 1994 Ms. Honor-Vangerov moved into the position of Information and Assistance Officer for the Van Nuys District Office of the Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC). She held various positions of increasing responsibility within the DWC culminating in becoming the Manager of the DWC Medical Unit. As the Medical Unit Manager she oversaw the Qualified Medical Evaluator, Spinal Surgery Second Opinion, Medical Provider Network, and Utilization Review programs. She is considered to be an expert in medical billing and fee schedule issues.  She has served as a speaker for the annual DWC Educational Conference, has been an instructor with the Insurance Education Association (IEA), and has been a frequent speaker on workers' compensation issues for a variety of associations.  
  Ms. Honor-Vangerov brings over an extensive amount of workers' compensation experience to Floyd, Skeren & Kelly and will use it to represent employers, insurance entities, self-insured entities and third party administrators before the WCAB on standard workers' compensation defense, medical liens, subrogation, §132(a) discrimination claims, and serious and willful misconduct allegations.

     
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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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JOHN R. LEAHY

Attorney at Law

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm john.leahy@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (818) 715-0018 ext. 7016
Fax our Law Practice (818) 591-3572

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   John Leahy is an associate attorney in our firm’s Westlake Village office. Mr. Leahy obtained his AA degree with highest honors from Cerritos College. He then graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in Psychology. From there he completed his legal studies at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he was awarded his Juris Doctor degree. Mr. Leahy currently represents third party administrators, insurance entities, self-insured entities, employers and uninsured employers in all matters before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, including standard defense litigation, section 132(a) claims, and serious and willful misconduct allegations.

     
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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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PAUL W. LUSCHER

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

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

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   Paul W. Luscher is an associate attorney with the Sacramento office. Having decided on a legal career early on, Mr. Luscher, while earning his Bachelor of Arts degree at California State University, Sacramento, interned with the Sacramento County District Attorney’s office. Subsequently, while attending McGeorge School of Law, he worked for the U.S. Attorney’s office in Sacramento. After graduating from McGeorge, he engaged in general practice and was a legal writer for Matthew Bender. For the past quarter century, however, Mr. Luscher has specialized in the practice of California workers' compensation law, engaged mainly in defense work. In the course of his practice, he has appeared before all the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Boards in Northern and Central California. He is not only familiar with general workers' compensation law, but has also dealt with issues of Serious and Willful misconduct actions, Labor Code Section 132a claims, penalty issues, lien claims, asbestos litigation, contribution, and subrogation issues.

     
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CHRISTINE M. MACFARLANE

Attorney at Law

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm christine.macfarlane@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (818) 715-0018 ext. 7637
Fax our Law Practice (818) 591-3572

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   Christine M. Macfarlane is employed in our Westlake Village location and is a member in good standing of the California Bar. Christine received her Juris Doctor degree from Maurer School of Law, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana where she was on the Law Review. She has more than 20 years of experience in civil litigation, encompassing primarily trademark and copyright law, aviation products liability, and family law. She has recently obtained mediation training and training in collaborative legal practice.
   She has tried cases in the Los Angeles Superior Court, the United States District Court (Central, Eastern, and Western Divisions), and opposed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed in the United States Supreme Court. She has also appeared pro hac vice in both federal and state courts in numerous other states. She is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Central, Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of California, and for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, as well as before all of the California State Courts.
   Christine is a member of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, a member of the San Fernando Valley Collaborative Law Professionals Group, and a licensed pilot who enjoys flying in her spare time.

     
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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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BROOKE N. MOLLER

Attorney at Law

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm brooke.moller@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (510) 452-9556 ext. 7786
Fax our Law Practice (510) 452-1869

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    Brooke Moller is an associate attorney in our Bay Area office. Ms. Moller grew up in the Bay Area and obtained her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She earned her Juris Doctorate Degree at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 2008. While at McGeorge, Ms. Moller participated in the Honors Writing Program and the Salzburg Summer Program taught by Supreme Court Judge Kennedy. Prior to joining our firm, she obtained years of experience in standard workers’ compensation defense, as well as expertise in handling complex and high exposure cases. Ms. Moller currently represents employers, insurance companies, third party administrators and uninsured employers in all matters before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. She also serves as Head Chair of DVICA’s Education Committee, which supports the local workers’ compensation community with educational and networking events.

     
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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

BIOGRAPHY

   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

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm phuong.nguyen@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (626) 316-5720 ext. 7217
Fax our Law Practice (626) 395-7808

BIOGRAPHY

   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 an associate attorney in our firm's Pasadena 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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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

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   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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JEFFREY R. SLOMANN

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

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm jeffrey.slomann@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (714) 558-8892 ext. 7945
Fax our Law Practice (714) 558-8759

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   Jeffrey R. Slomann is the Managing Attorney of our Orange County office. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley and his Juris Doctorate from Chapman University. While attending Law School, Mr. Slomann commenced Graduate School at Claremont Graduate University, where he received a Master of Science in Human Resources Design. Respected by both the Applicants’ Bar and the Judiciary for his aggressive but fair approach to litigation, he is known for taking questionable claims to Trial, rather than settling. His diverse range of clients have included multiple third party administrators and insurance companies whose employers include hotels, manufacturers, rental car agencies, the personnel and temporary employment industry, restaurants, automobile and truck dealerships, utilities, cities, school districts and other public entities. Mr. Slomann’s practice has been exclusively limited to workers' compensation defense since 1999. As soon as he was eligible, he became recognized as a Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation by The State Bar of California.

     
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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

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   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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BROOKE L. WARMAN

Attorney at Law

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm brooke.warman@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (510) 452-9556 ext. 7783
Fax our Law Practice (510) 452-1869

BIOGRAPHY

    Brooke Warman is an associate attorney in our Bay Area office. Ms. Warman earned her undergraduate degree at the University of California, San Diego, where she majored in History and completed one year of study abroad in Toulouse, France. Prior to graduating in 2009 from Golden Gate University School of Law with her J.D., she earned a Witkin Award and a spot on the Dean's List. In addition to workers' compensation, Ms. Warman is well versed in personal bankruptcy and employment law as well. She is certified to practice before all Federal and State courts in California and defends all workers' compensation related matters.

     
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DAVID M. WEITZMAN

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

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm david.weitzman@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (818) 715-0018 ext. 7605
Fax our Law Practice (818) 591-3572

BIOGRAPHY

   David M. Weitzman is an associate attorney with the Law Offices of Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP in our firm's San Fernando Valley office location. After obtaining his Bachelor's Degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Mr. Weitzman continued on to obtain his Juris Doctorate Degree from Southwestern School of Law.
   Prior to joining the Law Offices of Floyd, Skeren & Kelly in 2006, Mr. Weitzman developed years of experience with civil litigation and workers' compensation matters and has brought this experience to our firm. Mr. Weitzman handles all aspects of workers' compensation litigation including civil subrogation, standard litigation, §132(a) discrimination allegations and serious and willful misconduct allegations. In addition, Mr. Weitzman is a member of the firm’s employment law complex litigation team, where he handles all aspects of employment related litigation.
   Prior to beginning his undergraduate and law school studies, Mr. Weitzman served honorably in the United States Air Force as a Security Specialist.

     
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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

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   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

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   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