Gary Lopez, an associate attorney at the firm, focuses his practice in Workers’ Compensation defense, discrimination claims and serious and willful misconduct claims.
After earning a double B.A. in Criminology and Psychology at U.C. Irvine, Gary was awarded the Juris Doctor degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law.
Gary began his legal career working with the San Mateo County District Attorney’s office. Now, with over ten years of workers’ compensation experience, Gary has practiced all aspects of workers’ compensation defense. Gary is well versed in trying workers’ compensation cases. He has authored several successful Petitions for Reconsiderations, Removals and Writs. He also has multiple “take nothing” awards to his credit. However, his greatest satisfaction comes with resolving matters quickly, favorably and by containing costs.
Gary represents clients from cross-industries, including health, high-tech, agriculture, restaurants, service, retail and construction. He has presented to clients on workers’ compensation issues to help keep them informed of this rapidly changing area of law.
Gary has served as the Legislative Chair with the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) since December 2011.