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Los Angeles Workers' Compensation Attorneys

Since 1984 GEK's Workers' Compensation attorneys have been dedicated to fighting for the rights of those in Southern California who are hurt at work. In the ensuing years, the Workers' Compensation system has changed drastically, and not in a positive way for the state's injured workers.

Major legislative changes have presented many challenges to those representing injured workers. GEK attorneys collaborate as a team, brainstorming with each other, sharing knowledge and experience, as they strive for—and succeed in—developing legal strategies that meet the challenges presented by the ever-changing system.  

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Our Workers' Compensation Partners

Richard I. Felton, Geklaw Worker's Compensation Attorney

Richard I. Felton

Richard I. Felton has been consistently ranked on a list of Southern California Super Lawyers as well as in The Best Lawyers in America®. Not only is he a California State Bar Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist, he is also AV Preeminent-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, a testament to the fact that his peers rank hem at the highest level of professional excellence.

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 Adam Dombchik, LA Attorney

Adam D. Dombchik

It's no wonder that Adam D. Dombchik has been named one of the Most Influential People in the Workers' Compensation Industry. He is a Past President of the California Applicants' Attorneys Association, and works tirelessly and consistently on the front lines of the legislative scene in Sacramento, fighting for the passage of fair and just legislation for injured workers. All that in addition to ensuring that his clients receive the full range of benefits to which they are entitled.

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Steven Scardino, Attorney

Steven R. Scardino

Working as a Workers' Compensation paralegal for years before becoming an associate provides Steve Scardino with a unique perspective of the practice area. By balancing an aggressive case handling approach with an empathetic ear, he is able to best suit his clients' needs.

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Erika Vargas, Attorney

Erika L. Vargas

Prior to joining the legal team of Gordon-Edelstein, Erika L. Vargas served as a Workers' Compensation defense attorney. The insight she gained from that position enables her to fully analyze her clients' cases, thus enhancing her representation. Fighting on behalf of injured workers is where she belongs.

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 Joanna Sacavitch, Workers' Compensation Attorney

Joanna L. Sacavitch

Possessing a wealth of experience in all phases of a Workers' Compensation case enables Joanna L. Sacavitch to guide her clients through the claims process in a way they can understand. She explains the full range of benefits to which her clients are entitled, and fights hard to make sure the outcome is successful.

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Alvaro S. Lizarraga, Attorney

Alvaro S. Lizarraga

Being bilingual enables Alvaro Lizarraga to not only interpret case specifics to Spanish-speaking clients, but also conduct trainings in Spanish, thus enhancing the educational experience for those in attendance. His understanding of the cultural nuances as they pertain to filing a Workers' Compensation claim is imperative for many of his clients.

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Amy Leung, Attorney

Amy C. Leung

Representing workers has long been a passion of Amy C. Leung, beginning in law school. She brings that passion with her as she represents injured workers from a wide variety of industries in the public and private sector, while also volunteering her legal advice to individuals through non-profit legal service organizations.

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Our Retired Workers' Compensation Partners

 David Goldstein, Attorney

David A. Goldstein

David A. Goldstein is a retired partner in the law firm of Gordon, Edelstein, Krepack, Grant, Felton & Goldstein, LLP. During his more than three decades of legal practice, Mr. Goldstein had great success in representing a wide variety of clients, including teachers, police officers, firefighters, laundry workers, laborers, janitors, carwash workers, theme park employees, county employees and those in the hospitality industry.

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 Mark Edelstein, Attorney

Mark Edelstein

Mark Edelstein is a retired partner at Gordon, Edelstein, Krepack, Grant, Felton & Goldstein, LLP. His more than 40 years of experience fighting for the rights of those injured on the job earned him a stellar reputation from clients and colleagues alike. In 2002, the California Applicants' Attorneys Association (CAAA) presented Mr. Edelstein with the Eugene Marias Award for lifetime achievement.

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 Irwin Goldstein, Attorney

Irwin Goldstein

Irwin L. Goldstein is a retired partner at Gordon, Edelstein, Grant, Felton & Goldstein, LLP. His legal career spanned more than 40 years and included significant recognition for his outstanding accomplishments. Mr. Goldstein was consistently ranked on a list of Southern California Super Lawyers® as well as The Best Lawyers in America®.

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 Sherry Grant, Workers Compensation Attorney

Sherry E. Grant

Sherry E. Grant, a founding partner in the law firm of Gordon, Edelstein, Krepack, Grant, Felton & Goldstein, LLP (GEK), is well-known and well-respected not only for her legal acumen in the area of Workers' Compensation law, but also for inspiring others to be their best through her teaching, mentoring and leadership.

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Of Counsel

Jennifer Kuklin

William S. Lindheim

Keith C. Mackenzie

Vanessa Henderson

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GEK partners have served on the Board of Governors of the California Applicants' Attorneys Association (CAAA), and all of our Workers' Compensation attorneys are members and active participants in the organization. This enables further collaboration with the applicant attorney community whose main goal is to best represent and serve California's injured workers.

Sharing our knowledge on the state and local level via educational seminars for diverse audiences enables us to contribute to the big picture of Workers' Compensation law—it's all about what is best for injured workers and their families.

Many of our firm's Workers' Compensation partners have been recognized for their high level of service to our clients and the legal community by such directories as Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers.

About Best Lawyers: This annual list of reputable attorneys is compiled through an extensive survey in which top lawyers in the United States confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The 14th edition of the Best Lawyers list, published in the Los Angeles Times, is based on more than two million detailed evaluations. Published since 1983, The Best Lawyers in America is widely regarded as the preeminent referral guide to the legal profession in the United States.

About Super Lawyers: Only the top 5 percent of attorneys in Southern California are selected for this annual list, which is based on extensive research, including a nine-month selection process, a blue-ribbon panel review, independent research by Law & Politics Magazine and data verification to confirm merit.

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