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California’s Original

Workers’ Compensation

Defense Firm

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.



Gaaret is an associate attorney in our San Diego office. He earned his undergraduate degree from New York University. While in college, he was a member of the NYU Men’s Wrestling Team, earning Academic All-American honors.

After graduating from NYU, Gaaret attended the University of San Diego School of Law. While in law school, Gaaret had the privilege of spending two semesters as a judicial extern for the Honorable Andrew G. Schopler at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. As a judicial extern, Gaaret provided research and drafted judicial opinions on various issues, ranging from the award of an individual’s disability benefits all the way to multi-billion dollar class action suits. He also helped update a judicial treatise for magistrate judges on the varying evidentiary showings required before law enforcement officers can obtain electronically stored information.

While at USD, Gaaret was a member of the VICAM Team, where he studied international commercial law and arbitration and competed in mock arbitrations involving international contract disputes. He was also the co-captain of the USD Intramural Softball team “The Honey Badgers,” compiling an impressive 3-30 record. He has found much more success as an attorney than as a softball captain.

Gaaret defends insurance carriers and self-insured employers in every area of workers’ compensation law.

Even as an established firm, we are committed to using technology tools that allow us to work quickly, facilitate better communication between our workers compensation defense attorneys and teams, and get faster results for our clients.