The firm places a strong emphasis on communicating with our clients and working together

The firm specializes in representing both public entities and private employers

High quality and cost-effective legal defense representation

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ABOUT US

BENJUMEA & ASSOCIATES

The firm places a strong emphasis on communicating with our clients and working together to resolve claims in an efficient and timely manner. We are also devoted to keeping our clients informed of the ever-changing laws in Workers’ Compensation by providing seminars on a regular basis.

FIRM OVERVIEW

California Workers' Compensation Employer Defense Lawyer

Working to the Highest Standards

Diligent, hardworking and ever cognizant of client cost concerns, the firm prides itself on obtaining results that protect client interests. The attorneys at Benjumea & Associates believe that California employers and insurance companies deserve fair treatment from the workers' compensation system.

Certified Specialists

As a firm, Benjumea & Associates, places great importance on excellence in the practice of law, integrity, and professionalism. The firm's attorneys constantly strive to stay abreast of changes in the law and the issues facing their clients through continuing education. Our firm counts with several certified specialist.

WHAT WE DO

Our Practice Areas

Workers’ Compensation Defense

Public Agency Defense

Mediation

Insurance Coverage and Litigation

Insurance Claims

Fraud Intervention

Claim Reviews

Quick Claim Closure

OUR CLIENTS

Insurance Companies & TPA’s

  • AIG/Chartis
  • American Commercial Claims Administrators
  • Berkshire Hathaway Claims Group
  • Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Company
  • Corvel
  • California State University of Long Beach
  • Hortica Insurance
  • Intercare Holdings Insurance Services
  • The KB Group
  • Keenan & Associates
  • Matrix Absence Management,Inc.
  • Marriott Claims Services
  • Menzies Aviation
  • Metro Risk Management
  • Reyes Holdings
  • Sedgwick Claims Management Services
  • Southern California Gas Company/Sempra Energy Utility
  • Specialty Risk Services
  • TAWA Supermarket Inc./99 Ranch Markets
  • Tristar Risk Management
  • Travelers’ Insurance
  • Tri-Star Risk Management
  • York Insurance Services Group, Inc.
  • Vallarta
  • Zurich North America
THE TEAM

Our Attorneys

Hector Benjumea, B.A., J.D.

Mr. Benjumea has extensive experience in all aspects of Workers’ Compensation Defense including depositions, trials, appeals, serious and willful misconduct, and discrimination claims.

Chris Beissert, BA., J.D

Mr. Beissert graduated from USC Law School in 1993. He practiced civil litigation for ten years and criminal litigation for four years including several jury trials to verdict.

Leeann McNicholas, B.A., J.D.

Ms. McNicholas obtained her B.A. at Santa Clara University where she went on to obtain her J.D. from Santa Clara University Law School. She is a member of both the California and Nevada Bar.

Jacquelyn Temple, B.A., J.D.,

Is an associate in the Long Beach office. Ms. Temple graduated from University of Miami School of Law; Coral Gables after obtaining her B.A. from UCI. Since graduating, she has practiced exclusively in the field of Workers’ Compensation defense.

We pledge

The firm’s size enables it to maintain flexibility and responsiveness to clients, while providing top-notch legal representation. The practice is comprised of talented attorneys and dedicated support staff, who implement innovative and uncompromising strategies to win cases.

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