Jim Missler, a co-founder of the firm, has served as managing partner of CBWM twice since the firm’s founding. Jim is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, has focused on workers’ compensation defense since 1978 and has been a California State Bar Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist since 1992. He is also a past president of the California Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorneys’ Association.
Jim has worked with numerous public agencies, large self-insured employers, school districts and insurance companies, helping them successfully and efficiently handle multifaceted workers’ compensation cases. With almost 40 years of experience, Jim brings matchless skills in managing these types of cases to successful – and often early – resolution. He works closely with clients to provide the most straightforward and cost-effective legal counsel.
With decades of experience with workers’ compensation cases, Jim is an ideal instructor. He routinely provides on-site training for clients, helping in-house legal teams and company leadership understand the complexities of workers’ compensation cases. He also provides guidance on how to develop and implement processes that help lessen the chances a workers’ compensation matter will occur.
Jim participates in case reviews for clients seeking expert opinion on matters handled by other attorneys. These case reviews provide clients with valuable information on how they should approach these cases moving forward. Clients receive Jim’s expertise on what they can do before a workers’ compensation matter becomes a significant problem for the client.