Eleen Y. Vallejo, Oxnard
Ms. Vallejo received her undergraduate degree from Loyola Marymount University in 1992 and her Juris Doctor from Whittier College of Law in 1997. Prior to practicing Workers’ Compensation law, Ms. Vallejo has handled all aspects of business litigation, corporate transactional, and insurance defense matters. Additionally, Ms. Vallejo has clerked extensively with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, including their Major Fraud Division, Malibu Municipal and Superior Court, Environmental Crimes Division, and T.R.A.P.
Ms. Vallejo is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Inns of Court, the California State Bar, the Cuban American Bar Association, and the Ventura County and Los Angeles County Bar Associations. Ms. Vallejo is a certified specialist in workers' compensation.
Terence A. Tungseth, Brea
received his Juris Doctor in 2000 from Loyola College of Law. He began his career in the Workers’ Compensation field as an adjuster and a hearing representative for eight years prior to joining Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes, LLP.
Mr. Tungseth currently represents employers, self-insureds and insurance carriers in all aspects of Workers’ Compensation defense including 132a and Serious and Willful claims as well as coverage matters.
Mr. Tungseth is a certified specialist in Workers' Compensation.
Judith Anne Pirkle, Oxnard
Judith Anne Pirkle received her Juris Doctor degree in 2002 from the Ventura College of Law. She began her career in the workers’ compensation defense field in 1973 at State Compensation Insurance Fund as an Office Services Supervisor III and legal secretary to the senior partner. She moved into the field of legal assistant in 1986 when she began working with Richard Goldman. In 2001 she became Mr. Goldman’s law clerk and in June 2003, joined the firm as an associate representing employers, self-insureds and insurance carriers in all aspects of Workers’ Compensation defense including Labor Code §132a claims, Serious and Willful Misconduct claims, and coverage issues. In addition to handling workers’ compensation matters, she handles civil litigation and is versed in disability retirement claims (PERS and the 1937 County Retirement Act).
Ms. Pirkle is a certified specialist in Workers' Compensation.
Leonard R. Matylewicz, Woodland Hills
Leonard R. Matylewicz received his Juris Doctor Degree from Ventura College of Law in 1989. Mr. Matylewicz has practiced all aspects of workers’ compensation law since 1990. Mr. Matylewicz presently defends insurance carriers and self insured entities in all aspects of workers’ compensation claims including defense of 132 (a) and Serious and Willful claims. In addition, Mr. Matylewicz has experience handling public entity police and fire personnel issues.
Deborah E. Winer, Woodland Hills
Deborah E. Winer received her undergraduate degree in 1973 from the University of California at Los Angeles and Université de Bordeaux, France. She received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1976. Prior to practicing Workers’ Compensation law, Ms. Winer represented individual and commercial clients, employers, self-insureds, insurance carriers and third-party administrators in civil litigation and insurance defense matters.
Ms. Winer currently represents self-insureds, employers and insurance carriers in all aspects of Workers’ Compensation defense. She is a member of the State Bar of California, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles.
Robert B. Stake, San Luis Obispo
Robert B. Stake attended Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he majored in Public Relations and European History. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the Santa Barbara College of Law in 1989. Mr. Stake has been practicing workers compensation law since 1989, and previously managed his own law firm before joining Goldman, Magdalin and Krikes in 2005. Mr. Stake has developed computer software for the workers compensation community, including permanent disability rating and case management software applications.
Mr. Stake is a member of the State Bar of California, the San Luis Obispo County Bar Association, and is admitted to practice before the United States Federal Courts. Mr. Stake is a certified specialist in workers' compensation.
Diane D. Herold, Sacramento
Diane D. Herold received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University in 1977. She received her Juris Doctor degree from University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1990. Ms. Herold is a member of the State Bar of California and has been practicing workers compensation law since 1993. She currently represents self-insureds, insurance carriers and employers in all aspects of Workers’ Compensation defense.
Ms. Herold is a certified specialist in Workers' Compensation.
Larry D. Preece, Brea
Mr. Preece received his Juris Doctor Degree from Western State University of Law in 1986. Mr. Preece has over twenty years of workers’ compensation defense experience including 132a, serious and willful and insurance coverage issues with a special emphasis on Appelate work including Statutory and Discretionary Writs and Petitions for Reconsideration. Mr. Preece is a certified specialist in workers' compensation and a member of the California Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorneys Association.
David B. Brotman, Oxnard
David B. Brotman is a graduate of the prestigious Brandeis University and Loyola Law School. He was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1981 and the New York State Bar in 1982 where he practiced general civil law with an emphasis in commercial litigation until he returned to California. He began his workers’ compensation defense practice first with The Hartford in 1986 and then was a partner at a private law firm for a number of years. David first assumed the bench at the Ventura district office in January 1998, and later became the Presiding Judge in Oxnard in 2005.
While engaged in private practice in California, he defended self-insured employers and insurance carriers, including the defense of Labor Code §132a and serious and willful misconduct claims. He will be handling all forms of workers’ compensation defense and counsel on behalf of the firm's clients.
Joan Son-Revoredo, Glendale
Ms. Son-Revoredo received her undergraduate degree from La Sierra University in 2000, and her Juris Doctor from Whittier College of Law in 2003.
Ms. Son-Revoredo has been working in the workers’ compensation field since 2003 representing employers, self-insureds, and insurance carriers in all aspects of workers’ compensation. Prior to joining Goldman, Magdalin, & Krikes, Ms. Son-Revoredo worked as a Staff Legal Attorney for Zurich North America.
Ms. Son-Revoredo is a certified specialist in workers' compensation