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.
Julia Vargas is recognized by the State Bar of California as a Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist. She has been with the Riverside office of Hanna Brophy since 2009, defending workers’ compensation claims on behalf of self-insured private employers, insurance companies of all sizes, and public entities.
Julia earned her J.D. from The University of Texas at Austin School of Law in 2008. During her time there she was a member of the Women’s Law Caucus and the Chicano/Hispanic Law Students Association, and participated in the immigration clinic where she represented low income immigrants before the US immigration court. Prior to that, she attended the University of Texas at Brownsville, where she studied history and government, graduating in 2004, magna cum laude with a B.A. degree in history.
Julia lives with her husband and three young children in southern Riverside County, so she is centrally located to handle cases at the Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Pomona, and Orange County Workers’ Compensation Appeals Boards
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.