I've been a practicing Workers' Compensation lawyer for over 29 years, providing representation on thousands of cases.
Born and raised in California to first-generation immigrants, I've known the value of hard work all my life. My father did manual labor for over five decades, and now I work to protect the rights of people just like him. I've worked continuously since the 5th grade as a shoe shiner, newspaper boy, dishwasher, janitor, landscaper, pizza deliverer, cook at McDonald's and Burger King, construction worker, and carpenter. In short, I'm not afraid to get my hands dirty.
I graduated with Honors from Calfornia State University, Sacramento and received a J.D from UC Davis School of Law, becoming the first person in my family to attain a university degree and the only family member to have a post-graduate degree.
I've worked exclusively in the field of Worker's Rights since 1990, and have run my own worker's compensation law firm since 1994, averaging 15 appearances at the Worker's Compensation Appeals Board a week. I've also been a certified specialist in the field since 1996.
Since 1990, I've only missed two days of work due to illness and have spent over 85,000 hours on workers' compensation issues.
I've obtained over *$100 million in Workers' Compensation settlements and made appearances in over 20,000 court hearings.
I've been married for 28 years and have four children that have either graduated from or are attending the top three schools in the nation: Harvard University, Princeton University, and Yale Law School.
*This does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter. These results apply to individual cases listed. Your case is unique and different from those listed.
Note: Making a false or fraudulent workers' compensation claim is a felony subject to up to 5 years in prison or a fine up to $150,000 or double the value of the fraud, whichever is greater, or both imprisonment and fine.
- Workers' Compensation
- Free Consultation
Call me at 209-522-2777 for a free consultation.
- English: Spoken, Written
- Spanish: Spoken, Written
- Founder, CEO, Attorney
- Central Valley Injured Worker Legal Clinic, Inc.
- - Current
- Since September 9, 1994, Central Valley Injured Worker Legal Clinic, Inc. has been providing expert legal assistance with an experienced team of specialized attorneys. We are tailored specifically in workers' compensation, ensuring you the best service possible.
- Green & Azevedo
- Worker's Compensation
- University of California, Davis, School of Law
- J.D. (1989) | Law
- California State University - Sacramento
- B.A. (1986) | Criminal Justice
- Honors: With Honors
- California State Bar # 142825
- - Current
- Certified Legal Specialist in Worker's Compensation Law
- California State Bar