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.
After earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in social ecology, specializing in criminology, at the University of California, Irvine in 1996, Katie pursued her law degree at Whittier Law School. In the summer of 2000, she completed an externship in Singapore, which extended her legal knowledge to other parts of the world.
Katie worked as in-house counsel for a mortgage company, where she practiced in contracts and mortgage banking law. In 2004, she moved from Orange County to Bakersfield and joined Hanna Brophy. She was in the Bakersfield office for 14 years when her call of duty to open the Van Nuys office in 2017. She now runs the Van Nuys office and resides in West Hills, CA.
As a certified legal specialist in workers’ compensation, she has handled complex cases, including but not limited to AOE/COE trials with numerous witnesses, 132a claims, and serious & willful allegations. She represents self-insured employers and insurance carriers. She is a proponent of early case settlements and aggressive case handling.
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.