Laura joined Cuneo, Black, Ward & Missler in 2014 and has practiced workers’ compensation law since 2010.
Laura frequently represents insurance carriers and public agencies. Because of her significant experience, she has become very adept at estimating permanent disability, developing a settlement strategy and then helping finalize settlement early and quickly when possible. She enjoys an excellent reputation among judges and opposing counsel.
Laura has handled numerous appeals, including dozens of Petitions for Reconsideration and/or Removal as well as appeals both at the Court of Appeals and at the California Supreme Court. She is very skilled at writing appeals and gaining judges’ attention without including unnecessary information. She has also successfully defended appeals filed on behalf of applicants.
Given her significant experience with insurance carriers, Laura is often hired to oversee and provide consultation services to employers even though the insurance carrier is represented by other defense counsel. She attends all hearings and meetings, reviews all the associated documents, and provides an analysis of the case that helps the employer understand the litigation process and serves as a liaison between the employer and defense counsel.
What is the most interesting case you handled?
She once handled a case where the injured worker was a workers’ compensation defense attorney who filed cumulative trauma claims against three separate defense firms.
If not a lawyer…a financial advisor.