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LORI NICHOLAS

10803 Beechwood Drive, Alta Loma, CA 91737


(909) 973-3776 Email: legallawlori@yahoo.com

PROFESSIONAL OBJECTIVE
WORKERS COMPENSATION SENIOR HEARING REPRESENTATIVE -LEGAL SPECIALIST: LITIGATION
/ DEPOSITIONS / CROSS X PHYSICIANS / CASE ANALYSIS / TRAINING / LEGAL RESEARCH
/ NEGOTIATIONS
PROFESSIONAL STRENGTHS
Noted for practical and innovative litigation style resulting in achieving best
outcome. Consistently recognized for excellent work ethic and dedication. Exce
ptional communication and interpersonal skills. Exceptional record of structuri
ng effective settlements achieving mutual goals without litigation. Solicits in
put and ideas from others to blend with own thinking and analyzes data to make e
ffective decisions. Diplomatic in difficult situations; a resourceful problem s
olver. Sets high standards of performance pursues aggressive goals and works to
achieve them.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Demonstrated professional legal abilities in Applicant and Defense Workeras Comp
ensation courtroom litigation. Preparation of legal pleadings, and settlement d
ocuments. Prepares for and conducts pre-trial discovery, prepares for and handl
es hearings and trials and conducts post-trial activities where appropriate. De
monstrated case analysis ability and a track record of proven trial/settlement s
kills. Excellent oral and written communication skills, exceptional knowledge o
f Workeras Compensation Case Law, and Labor Code. Outstanding customer service,
professionalism and the ability to function successfully in a team environment.
Other areas of expertise include:
LITIGATION
Liens
Subrogation
Conferences
MSC
Trails
Arbitration
Small Claims
SPECIALITY
Fraud
Initial Aggressor
Death
Post Termination
AOE/COE
Research
Coverage Issues
Supreme Court Writ Research
Structured Settlements
TRAINING
Case Law
Settlement Docs
Medical Reports
Penalties
Discovery Process
Death Cases
Structured Settlements
Guardian at Litem
Chemical Exposure
EDUCATION & CONTINUING TRAINING
University of California, Los Angeles BA Economics
Business Economics
Legal Analysis for Management
California State University, Los Angeles
Probate Legal Specialist ABA
Litigation Legal Specialist ABA
General Legal Specialist ABA
University of Southern California Advanced Legal Education
Workeras Compensation Law
Trial and Appellate Practices, State of Calif.
Statutory Administrative and Decisional Law
California Workeras Compensation Law & Practice
Annual Seminar Attendance
State of California Division of Workeras Compensation Annual Educationa
l Conferences
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Travelers Insurance a" Glendale, California a" 2008-2010
In-house Council: Law Office of Matthew Scoll. Hearing Representative a" Legal
Specialist, all phases of California Workeras Compensation Negotiations
Employers Direct Ins.Company a" Agoura, California a" 2004-2008
California Workeras Compensation Hearing Representative. Represented EDIC in al
l phases of litigation.
Vons Companies, Inc. a" Arcadia, California a" 2003-2004
California Workeras Compensation Hearing Representative for self-insured corpora
tion. Represented The Vons Companies, Inc. in all phases of litigation.
Royal SunAlliance Ins.Co. a" Glendale, California a" 2002-2003
California Workeras Compensation Hearing Representative for in-house council, Th
e Law Offices of Brian Hummel. Represented Royal SunAlliance Insurance in all p
hases of litigation. Create and presented Training materials for in-house staff
in all aspects of WCAB procedures, laws, etc.
C N A Insurance Company. a" Glendale, California a" 1992-2002
California Workeras Compensation Hearing Representative and Trainer.Represented
C N A Insurance in all phases of litigation. Created Training materials for and
trained Unit Managers, Claims Adjusters, and Hearing Reps in all aspects of WCA
B procedures, law, etc.
ROGER POTASH, ESQ. a" Los Angeles, California a" 1990-1992
Managed staff in three offices. Trained personnel in all aspects of WCAB proced
ures, laws, etc. Trained physicians, in proper medical report writing procedure
s. Represented firm in all phases of litigation.
ROSE, KLEIN, & MARIAS, ATTORNEYS AT LAW a" Los Angeles, California a" 1987-1990