Erika L. Vargas
Erika L. Vargas brings a wealth of experience to her position as a Senior Attorney at Gordon, Edelstein, Krepack, Grant, Felton & Goldstein, LLP. Because she has a broad knowledge of Workers’ Compensation Law, Ms. Vargas is well-versed in all phases of case handling, from conducting initial client meetings and taking depositions to handling cross examinations and presenting cases before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. In addition, she has extensive human resources experience, which enables her to effectively evaluate cases and refer clients to appropriate resources when the need arises.
Ms. Vargas, a California State Bar Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist, has successfully handled cases for a wide variety of clients, including nurses, teachers, airline workers, public safety officers, laborers, state, county and municipal workers, members of the entertainment industry and utility workers.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Vargas served as defense counsel on the Workers’ Compensation legal team of Martin and Martin LLP. The insight she gained from that position enables her to fully analyze her clients’ cases, thus enhancing her representation.
Ms. Vargas graduated suma cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in political science from Russell Sage College. While earning her juris doctorate cum laude from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, she was a contributing editor and member of the Law Review; her comment, “Michigan Keeps It Within Limits: Relocation No More Than 100 Miles,” was published in Law Review. In addition, Ms. Vargas was a member of Law Journal and edited the Judge’s Training Manual for the Michigan Supreme Court.
Ms. Vargas is President of the Southern California Applicants' Attorneys Association, and is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Beverly Hills Bar Association. She is admitted to practice in the state of California.
Law & Politics magazine has consecutively named Ms. Vargas a "Rising Star" among Southern California lawyers.
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