For 77 years, Hanna Brophy has been focused on one thing: workers’ compensation defense law in California. Such focus results in expertise. By concentrating on workers’ compensation cases, we’ve been able to stay ahead of the constantly evolving Labor Code and case law.
Oswald (“Ozzie”) Parada joined our Riverside office in May 2016, bringing with him a wealth of trial, appellate, and judicial experience. He received his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School in 1990, graduating Order of the Coif.
From February 1991 to January 2006, Ozzie was a member of the Federal Public Defender’s Office in the Central District of California, providing legal representation to indigent defendants charged with federal criminal offenses. In January 2006, Ozzie was appointed as a United States magistrate judge for the United States District Court in Riverside, where he handled civil consent cases, pro se civil rights actions, habeas corpus petitions, social security appeals, preliminary matters in felony criminal cases, and was the judicial officer in over 100 settlement conferences involving a wide range of civil cases. In July 2014, Ozzie returned to the FPD where he remained until May 2016.
Ozzie defends self-insured employers as well as insurance carriers in all aspects of workers’ compensation litigation.
While you may be working with one of our nearly 140 attorneys, each of our lawyers has access to the knowledge and experience of all of our attorneys throughout the State. This means that your relationship isn’t just with your attorney; it’s with our entire team.
Hanna Brophy started in 1943. That’s more than 75 years of experience (40 more years than many of the other workers’ compensation firms in the State). That experience makes us masters in the field and means that there’s little we haven’t seen, which allows us to provide expeditious and cost-effective solutions to our clients’ workers’ compensation claims.
Our 15 offices afford our clients local representation anywhere in California. Our attorneys are a constant presence at each of the WCAB venues and have gained the respect of the judges before whom we appear as well as the attorneys against whom we litigate.