September 1997 – May 2001 Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa
Law Degree (J.D.)
Admitted to the California State Bar 2001
September 1987 – June 1991 University of California, Irvine
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
Self Insurance Certification
Insurance Education Association Certificate
June 2003 – Present Bolen & Associates
Partner. Currently managing a worker’s compensation caseload and
running day to day firm operations.
August 2001 – May 2003 Samuelsen, Gonzalez, Valenzuela, & Brown
Associate Attorney: (December 2001-May 2003) Managed a worker’s
compensation caseload which included several clients including AIG
Claim Services, CIGA entities, County of Los Angeles, Majestic
Insurance and Accelerated Claims Inc.
Paralegal: (August 2001 – December 2001) Assisted attorneys with
correspondence, research, and client service.
July 1992 – May 2001 AIG Claim Services, Costa Mesa
Hearing Representative: (January 1999 – May 2001) Attended
Mandatory Settlement Conferences, Lien Conferences, etc. Conducted
depositions. Occasionally assisted claims adjusters with caseloads.
Claims Adjuster: (January 1994 – December 1998) Handled claims
increasing in complexity. Started as medical only examiner and was
promoted over time to Senior Claims Adjuster. I was in charge of high
profile accounts including some self-insurance business as well as a
catastrophic claims desk.
Clerk: (July 1992 – December 1993) Closed file room, mail clerk, bill
payer and claims assistant.
Member, California Coalition on Workers Compensation
2012 and 2013 Legal Counsel to Southern California Insurance
Professionals in Workers’ Compensation.