J.D.: Southwestern University School of Law, 2000
Bachelor of Arts: University of California, Berkeley, 1997
California Certified Legal Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law, 2013
Admitted to Practice:
State of California, 2000
United States District Court, Central District, 2000
1. Kleinman & Associates, Encino, CA – 2007 – Present
Founding principal of boutique firm specializing in all aspects of Workers’ Compensation defense.
2. Glazer & Blinder, Calabasas, CA – 2002 – 2007
Partner involved in all aspects of Workers’ Compensation defense including case management and strategy, depositions, settlement negotiations, preparation of petitions and motions, 132(a) claims, Serious and Willful claims, trial litigation and vocational rehabilitation issues.
3. Goldstein, Gurvitz, Marlowe & Miller – 2002
Attorney concentrating in the defense of all work related injuries, subrogation and employer liability for wrongful termination and misconduct.
4. Law Office of George M. Theofanis – 2001
Attorney handling all aspects of Workers’ Compensation including depositions, conferences, trials and general case management.
5. Carpenter & Rothans – 2000
Law Clerk performing extensive research and drafting of pleadings in a variety of cases, with an emphasis on public entity liability defense; assisted in all aspects of discovery and trial preparation.
6. United States District Court, Central District of California; Southern Division – 1999
Full time Extern for Hon. Nora M. Manella. Drafted court orders and observed chamber and courtroom proceedings; performed extensive legal research covering a wide range of topics including securities, contracts and tort law.
7. Even, Crandall, Wade, Lowe & Gates – 1999
All aspects of motion practice, specializing in bad faith and personal injury cases; performed extensive legal research for both state and federal court matters.
8. Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office – 1998
Assisted in all aspects of general practice, specializing in construction defect litigation; drafted pleadings, motions and performed extensive legal research.
California State Bar – Workers’ Compensation Section
Los Angeles County City Bar Association – Workers’ Compensation Section
California Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorney Association