September 1997 – May 2001 Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa
Law Degree (J.D.)
September 1987 B 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 as well as running day to day firm operations. *formerly Bolen & Massino
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 B 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 A and claims assistant.
Member, California Coalition on Workers Compensation
2012 and 2013 Legal Counsel to Southern California Insurance Professionals