For 80 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.
Christopher joined Hanna Brophy in 2022, practicing worker’s compensation defense for self-insured private employers, and insurance carriers. Prior to joining Hanna Brophy, Mr. Van Dyke worked at a Southern California law firm for several years where he represented the California Insurance Guarantee Association (CIGA) on hundreds of claims. Before this experience, Mr. Van Dyke was a volunteer with Bet Tzedek, a non-profit organization. Here, he participated in misc. programs aimed at assisting indigent individuals within the Los Angeles Metropolitan area. He also assisted in the collection of reparations for Holocaust survivors and their families. Mr. Van Dyke is a member of the Civil Pro Bono Panel with the U.S. District Court of Colorado. A significant amount of his experience also includes prisoner right claims and the parole process for ‘lifer’ inmates which he developed through personal relationships while living in Hollywood, CA. He was born in Germany and considers himself very fortunate to have traveled extensively.
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.