New Faces at GMK
GMK is pleased to announce new Associates to the firm:
Los Angeles Office
Arin R. Scapa received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Irvine in 2004 and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of La Verne College of Law in 2010.
Prior to joining Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes, LLP, Ms. Scapa worked as a Staff Attorney for The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (The Hartford). It was with The Hartford that Ms. Scapa began practicing insurance defense in the field of workers’ compensation, after having previously practiced criminal law. Ms. Scapa worked for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California in the Criminal Division’s Major Frauds Section. There, Ms. Scapa worked exclusively on complex fraud cases, most of which had losses exceeding several million dollars; In addition, Ms. Scapa was a law clerk for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, a paralegal for a private criminal defense firm, and an intern for the Orange County Public Defender’s Office.
Ms. Scapa is currently serving on the Board of Governors of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles.
Ms. Scapa is a member of the State Bar of California. She is admitted to practice before all California courts, as well as before the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Bay Area Office
Stephen A. Vaccaro received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University at Long Beach in 2002. He subsequently began a career in workers’ compensation insurance investigations in the San Francisco Bay Area, which ultimately led him to pursue a legal education in 2009.
After receiving his Juris Doctor degree from Concord Law School in 2014, Mr. Vaccaro was admitted to practice law in the State of California. He now practices workers’ compensation defense law with GMK’s Bay Area office.
Juli Miles received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from California State University, Sacramento in 1983 and Juris Doctorate from Lincoln Law School in 1991.
Ms. Miles started her career in criminal law and civil litigation prior to practicing workers’ compensation defense. Before joining Goldman, Magdalin and Krikes, LLP, Ms. Miles worked in Workers’ Compensation Law for 17 years with one of the largest Workers’ Compensation defense firms in the United States.
Ms. Miles practices all aspects of workers’ compensation defense, including 132(a) discrimination, Serious and Willful Misconduct, coverage, public entity and appellate issues. Ms. Miles has argued a case before the California Court of Appeals.
Welcome to GMK- Arin, Stephen and Juli.