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




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.


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.


Our Practice Areas

Workers’ Compensation Defense

Public Agency Defense


Insurance Coverage and Litigation

Insurance Claims

Fraud Intervention

Claim Reviews

Quick Claim Closure


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

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.

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

Is a Partner in the Long Beach office. Ms. Temple graduated from University of Miami School of Law; Coral Gables after obtaining her B.A. from U.C.I. 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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