Your Trusted Partner for California Workers’ Compensation Defense





AV Preeminent®-rated firm, industry-recognized for quality and experience

Workers’ compensation defense isn’t just something we do. It’s all we do.

Our experience, expertise, and reliability have earned our clients’ trust
as a true partner committed to working hand-in-hand to protect, defend, and continuously uplevel their business.

Call on TK Law for principled representation relating to:

Workers’ Compensation

Our principals lead from the front, not the top, actively practicing Workers’ Compensation from the trenches alongside our team. Decades of experience – coupled with daily immersion in the complex and fluid landscape of California Workers’ Compensation defense – give us the context and perspective that let us rapidly assimilate the changes and use them to inform our approach.

CA Labor Code Section 132a

Section 132a petitions allege discrimination as a result of filing or reporting a work-related injury. If successful, these claims expose employers to penalties as well as mandatory rehiring with payment of retroactive wages – none of which are covered by the employer’s Workers Compensation insurance. With well over half a century of combined experience in defending these often meritless claims, TK Law’s aggressive resolution of Section 132a allegations is unparalleled.

CA Labor Code Section 4553

Employee claims under Section 4553 alleging serious and willful misconduct on the part of the employer are uninsurable in California. If successful, all benefits paid or payable are increased by 50%. These claims are becoming more frequent in an attempt to artificially inflate the value of an applicant’s case. Defending against these claims requires knowledge of tort law beyond the realm of typical workers’ compensation issues. With their expertise and reputation successfully defending and resolving countless such claims before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, TK Law’s Certified Specialists are experienced in the aggressive representation of these allegations.

Appellate Representation

When it comes to appellate representation, a deep understanding of the complex laws and regulations surrounding workers’ compensation and appellate law is crucial for success. Our team is composed of effective and experienced attorneys who are highly proficient in written and oral advocacy as well as analytical research skills. They are at the top of their field in advancing appellate representation for our clients and have practical experience in filing Petitions for Removal and Reconsideration at the WCAB level through Writs of Review before the District Court of Appeals as well as the California Supreme Court. Appellate cases are reviewed and vetted by the Appellate Committee in order to appropriately advise our clients of the potential success and ramifications of an appeal given the circumstances in the case. Having provided appellate representation at all levels including the California Supreme Court, our appellate team has the practical experience of what is needed in the form of persuasive argument and appellate law to build a track record of success our clients can rely on.

Public Entity Claims

TK is proud to provide representation in Public Entity and Safety Officer cases for cities, counties, and schools districts. TK also specializes in CalPERS Industrial Disability Retirement  representation, including related Petitions for Writ of Mandate. Our public entity team possesses the experience needed to defend these claims, including the specialized knowledge required in defending Safety Officer claims and presumptive injuries. Our attorneys have provided aggressive representation for numerous public agencies in San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, Los Angeles, Kern, and Ventura counties — including the unincorporated areas of counties themselves — for over three decades. As a result, we have the skill and knowledge to navigate the political and diplomatic considerations that are not infrequently involved in these cases, as well as the complex landscape of laws and regulations in the Labor, Government, and Education Codes that govern work injuries specific to public agency claims.


As a CLE provider, TK Law is privileged to provide both in-person and remote tailored educational training for employers, insurers, and third party administrators on both workers’ compensation and safety program topics. We take pride in providing the latest industry trends, as well as caselaw and regulatory updates to assist in proactive case handling and cost control.

Our Values

With over half a century of combined leadership knowledge, there are a few things we have figured out… about ourselves and about the kinds of people we work best with.

We believe:

True collaboration together with expertise and experience form the ingredients to bring about the right result on a case-by-case basis. This is the power of a true partnership and is at the heart of our mission.

Every dollar an employer spends on training, program development, and education around injury and fraud prevention is an investment with nearly infinite returns. The best claim is the one that never happens in the first place.

Our passion is not only our strength, but our superpower. Our passion fuels shared enthusiasm which inspires creativity and innovation and creates a synergy that leads to extraordinary results. This is what sets us apart from the rest.

While there will be similarities, every case is unique and deserves to be handled as such. We provide a thoughtful, deliberate, and strategic litigation plan that proceeds from the facts of each case – with no predetermined flowchart, rubber-stamping, or box-checking.

Every client and every case deserves prompt, complete, and transparent communication. Consistent availability to answer questions, provide updates, and address concerns is a must. Our commitment to consistent and effective communication is unrivaled.

Every engagement is an opportunity to work hand-in-hand toward the shared purpose of making your business better. A successful partnership is built on trust, mutual respect, and shared goals. We are proud to be a trusted partner to our clients, and we are committed to delivering exceptional results.

If our values ring true for you, we’d welcome a conversation.

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Have a case you’d like our support with?

If you need more info on how we can help you, please contact Melissa, our Director of Client Services, at [email protected] or 310-892-3673


Working With Us

There’s so much more, but here’s a taste of what you can expect with TK Law

Familiarity Breeds Respect

The knowledge and experience of our attorneys and team – combined with the relationships we build with clients, judges, opposing counsel, physicians, and other industry experts in and across the Workers’ Compensation community – produce results that minimize litigation and expedite resolution. Known and respected in all circles that intersect in California Workers’ Compensation, our reputation, influence, and results precede us.

Consistent Zealous Representation

From first contact through resolution and wrap-up and from one case to the next, we proactively and purposefully manage and monitor the quality and progression of our strategy and work product to achieve expeditious and effective results in accordance with your objectives.

Trusted Advisor

We’re as passionate about meeting your workers’ compensation program goals as you are. So we advise, consult, train, and provide resources to keep leveling up.

Exponential Experience

Our attorneys across the firm regularly and generously share their knowledge and collaborate with each other… exponentially expanding the wisdom and experience we bring to bear for you.

California, Covered

We serve self-insured employers across a wide range of industries and settings, as well as third-party administrators and insurance companies. Our experience extends to nearly every conceivable industry.

It’s About Fit, Not Size

We don’t do what we do for just anybody. We care less about the size of your balance sheet and more about whether our values (see above) and goals are in alignment.

Want to know more?

Refer a Case

Have a case you’d like our support with?

If you need more info on how we can help you, please contact Melissa, our Director of Client Services, at [email protected] or 310-892-3673