At Pacific Workers’, we get our clients the best possible outcome
and give them the best possible service. We exist to take care of the
hardworking members of our community. Whether clients need medical treatment,
case updates, or answers to questions about the confusing Workers’
Compensation process, our team approach is tailored to meeting those needs.
How It Works
A member of our Care Team matches each Pacific Workers’ Compensation
client with a Case Team made up of one Workers’ Compensation Attorney
and two highly-trained legal assistants, called Case Managers and Assistant
Case Managers. The Case Managers and Assistant Case Managers answer client
questions, deal with insurance companies, and schedule appearances, while
our expert attorneys do what they do best: fight for clients’ rights.
As Cesar Chavez said, “You are never strong enough that you don't
need help." Our teams are even stronger together, which means even
better care for our clients.
Karla Ortega is the Lead Intake Specialist, in charge of getting new clients
situated within Pacific Workers' Compensation and answering their
burning Workers’ Compensation questions. Karla has over 10 years
of legal ...
Almarie Rodriguez is an Intake Specialist. She communicates closely with
clients and works with Karla Ortega to get them set up within Pacific
Workers' Compensation and get them started on their Workers Compensation...
Cynthia Franco is the Treatment Specialist. whose primary job is to get
our clients the care and medical treatment they need, matching them with
Workers’ Comp doctors and specialists in their network, including
doctors on lien when necessary...
Miguel Espino, the Team Assistant, manages outgoing and incoming mail,
helps with intakes and deposition preparation, and does whatever else
is necessary to keep the office running smoothly…
Kimberly Alexandra Portillo is our receptionist. She greets clients, forwards
calls, and assists with client intakes. Though she was born in Los Angeles,
Kimberly is a lifelong Oakland resident....
Bilal Kassem is the Managing Director of Litigation and Workers’
Comp at Farber & Company/Pacific Workers’ Compensation. Specializing
in litigation, he manages all aspects of the firm’s litigation practice.
Prior to ...
Maria Ellis is Team Kassem’s Case Manager. She acts as an advocate
for clients -- stewarding their cases, scheduling hearings & attorney
calls, filing documents, and fighting to make sure their needs are met.
Sergio Ardila Corzo, the Team Kassem Assistant Case Manager, helps clients
stay up-to-date with their cases and communicates with attorneys and insurance
companies on their behalf…
Iana Zadneprovskaia is an Associate Attorney with Pacific Workers’
Compensation. She earned her J.D. at Golden Gate University School of
Law, where she was the recipient of Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence in...
Lauren Thiemann is a Workers’ Compensation Case Manager specializing
in the Pro-Athlete Workers’ Compensation practice. She makes sure
Team Zadneprovskaia’s clients get what they need and acts as an
interface between ...
Sam Fluker is an Assistant Case Manager and a Certified Paralegal with
PWC. He handles the bulk of the communication with Team Zadneprovskaia’s
clients, making sure their Workers’ Comp.
Robert Davis is an Associate Attorney with Pacific Workers’ Compensation.
A native of Seattle, Washington, he graduated from University of Washington
and then relocated to the Bay Area to earn his J.D. at the Golden Gate ...
Kiki Lubin is Team Davis's Case Manager. She is responsible for navigating
the divide between clients, their attorney, their insurance company, and
opposing counsel. She is a Bay Area native who earned her Bachelor’s ...
Diane Martinez Guzman is the Assistant Case Manager for Team Davis, responsible
for keeping clients informed, helping solve their problems, and addressing
their inquiries. Prior to joining PWC, Diane worked in customer ...
Alison Jeanne Gude is an Associate Attorney with Pacific Workers’
Compensation. She is a licensed Workers’ Compensation Specialist
who has been practicing law for over twenty-five years. Ms. Gude was born
in Cleveland, Ohio…
Jazmin Orozco-Salcedo is a Case Manager, in charge of overseeing Team Cole’s
cases and ensuring a concierge experience for each client with whom she speaks...
Sonia Paredes is Team Cole’s Assistant Case Manager. She maintains
contact with the Team Cole clients, as well as the other parties involved
in their claims, answers questions, and helps make sure the case runs
Vanessa Baker is the Team Gude Case Manager, responsible for making sure
that the needs of the Team Gude clients are met. She has a BA in Hispanic
Studies and Studio Art from...
Eric Farber is the CEO & Chief Legal Officer of Farber & Company
and founder of Pacific Workers’ Compensation Law Center. Eric grew
up in Toronto, Canada and Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated from Arizona
State University ...
Irving Flores-Corona is the Director of Case Management and Hearing Representative.
He specializes in Litigation Case Management and Workers’ Compensation.
He oversees the other case managers, designs training programs, and supports
the case teams to make sure they run smoothly...
Yuliya Benkhina is the Associate Marketing Director. Born in Ukraine, she
is a Bay Area transplant of eighteen years and counting. She holds a BA
from University of California Santa Cruz, where she double-majored in
Film & ...
Renée Marvin-Quintong is the director of Operations and HR. She
ensures the day-to-day operation of the office and leads recruitment efforts.
Renée was born and raised in Oregon. She moved to California with
her husband in 2001 for the beautiful weather. ...