Workers' Compensation Defense Attorney

Fully Remote Workers' Comp position for a small, San Diego-based law firm

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A bit about us:

Located in San Diego, CA. Collectively, our firm partners alone have over 100 years of workers' compensation and civil litigation practice experience. The firm has litigated matters and argued before the California Supreme Court, District Courts of Appeal and the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit..


Why join us?

  • Great team
  • Competitive comp
  • Opportunity to advance
  • Flexible billables (190 to 240)

Job Details

Job Responsibilities:

Case Management:

  • Manage a caseload of workers' compensation cases, including initial client consultations, investigation, negotiation, and litigation.
  • Conduct thorough legal research and analysis to develop effective case strategies.
  • Gather relevant medical records, employment documents, and other evidence to support clients' claims.
  • Prepare and file legal documents, including petitions, motions, and appeals.

Client Representation:

  • Provide legal advice and guidance to clients regarding their rights and entitlements under workers' compensation laws.
  • Communicate with clients, insurance companies, and opposing counsel to negotiate settlements and resolve disputes.
  • Represent clients at administrative hearings, mediations, and trials, advocating for their best interests.
  • Collaborate with medical experts, vocational specialists, and other professionals to build strong cases.

Legal Compliance:

  • Stay up to date with changes in workers' compensation laws and regulations to ensure compliance and provide accurate advice to clients.
  • Review and analyze insurance policies, contracts, and other legal documents related to workers' compensation claims.
  • Assess the validity of claims and determine the appropriate course of action.

Team Collaboration:

  • Collaborate with other attorneys and legal professionals within the firm to share knowledge, strategies, and best practices.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to junior attorneys, paralegals, and support staff.
  • Participate in firm-wide initiatives, training programs, and professional development activities.


Education and Experience:

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an accredited law school.
  • Admitted to the CA bar and in good standing
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience practicing workers' compensation law.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • In-depth understanding of workers' compensation laws, regulations, and procedures.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to assess complex legal issues.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication abilities to effectively communicate with clients, opposing counsel, and the courts.
  • Negotiation and advocacy skills to represent clients' interests during settlement discussions and hearings.
  • Proficiency in legal research tools and technology commonly used in the field.
  • Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple cases simultaneously.
  • Strong work ethic, integrity, and a commitment to client service.

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Empathy and compassion for injured workers, with the ability to establish rapport and build trusting relationships.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Professional demeanor and ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion.
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Chula Vista, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Job Type
$140,000 - $240,000