Floyd Skeren and Kelly LLP Law Firm

Orange County, California Workers' Compensation Law Practice


 

OFFICE DETAIL

 

Orange County Office ( + Liability Defense/Subrogation)
Jim L. Zoellner, Managing Attorney, Partner
Workers Compensation Law Practice Address 2045 Orangewood Avenue, Suite A
Orange, CA 92868
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Call our Law Practice (714) 558-8892
Fax our Law Practice (714) 558-8759
WCAB's or NDA's Served Anaheim, Long Beach, Pomona, San Diego, Santa Ana

PERSONNEL

   

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JIM L. ZOELLNER

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

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm jim.zoellner@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (714) 558-8892 ext. 7883
Fax our Law Practice (714) 558-8759

BIOGRAPHY

    Jim L. Zoellner is currently the Managing Attorney with Floyd, Skeren & Kelly at our firm's Orange County office location.
     Mr. Zoellner began his career in workers’ compensation in 1984 as a claims representative for Travelers Insurance Company in Orange, California. Mr. Zoellner also received claims experience with Pacific States Casualty in Chino, California. At Pacific States, Mr. Zoellner started the company’s highly respected Hearing Representative Program. He handled numerous hearings and depositions while attending law school at Western State University College of Law.  Upon graduation in 1992, Mr. Zoellner continued his workers’ compensation career by passing the California State Bar examination and joining a firm specializing in the defense of workers’ compensation claims.
     Mr. Zoellner joined the firm of Floyd, Skeren & Kelly in 2002 as the Managing Attorney of the Orange Office.  His litigation experience includes all levels of Hearings before the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board (WCAB) and Appellate Courts. Mr. Zoellner is a member of the State Bar of California, the Supreme Court of the United States, and several local bar associations. He is a Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

     
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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

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 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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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

BIOGRAPHY

   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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NHADIA M. CEBALLOS

Hearing Representative

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm nhadia.ceballos@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (714) 558-8892 ext. 7941
Fax our Law Practice (714) 558-8759

BIOGRAPHY

   Nhadia Ceballos is a Hearing Representative in our firm’s Orange County office. Originally from Bakersfield, she moved to Southern California to attend Chapman University, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies and Political Science in 2008. Prior to joining Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, Ms. Ceballos worked for six years in the workers’ compensation field for lien claimants, most recently as an independent lien representative, making appearances at court and negotiating settlements.

     
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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

BIOGRAPHY

   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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MARK G. CUNNINGHAM

Of Counsel

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm mark.cunningham@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (714) 558-8892 ext. 3272
Fax our Law Practice (714) 558-8759

BIOGRAPHY

   Mark G. Cunningham is affiliated with the Law Offices of Floyd, Skeren & Kelly in an of counsel position. He was admitted to the State Bar in 1985. Mr. Cunningham is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the premier trial organization in the United States – only the most qualified attorneys with jury trial experience are admitted. Examples of large exposure injury cases he has tried include: traumatic brain injury resulting from a ruptured chlorine tank, traumatic brain injury resulting from a commercial trucking accident, spinal injury resulting in paralysis from a motor vehicle accident, spinal injury resulting from a fall from a defective tank car and death of a minor in a bicycle accident. He is married and has three children.

     
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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

BIOGRAPHY

   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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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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TIM SIMMEN

Of Counsel

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm tim.simmen@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (714) 558-8892 ext. 3253
Fax our Law Practice (714) 558-8759

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   Tim Simmen is affiliated with the Law Offices of Floyd, Skeren & Kelly in an of counsel position. He specializes in civil litigation and currently handles a variety of personal injury litigation involving high exposure cases. Examples of cases he has handled include: severe disfigurement from a motor vehicle collision, dismemberment and amputation from a power press, loss of an eye from a fight, spinal injury resulting in disc replacement from a motor vehicle collision and traumatic brain injury from a fall. He has extensive experience in the areas of law and motion, discovery and trial preparation in multi-party and complex litigation.
   Mr. Simmen possesses a strong academic background. He received multiple awards related to his academic achievement, earned academic scholarships and graduated summa cum laude with highest honors. During law school, he worked for the Ventura District Attorney. Before becoming an attorney, he worked in law enforcement. Mr. Simmen is licensed to practice before all state Courts of the State of California. He is married and resides in Ventura.