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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.



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.

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.

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