Located in the shadow of Mt. Shasta and downstream from Shasta Dam, the City of Redding is Shasta County’s seat and center of economic activity. The city is surrounded by mountains to the north, east, and west as well as fertile farm land to the south. Redding’s economy is built around medical, legal, retail, and tourism services. Redding’s history goes as far back as the year 1,000 C.E., when the land was inhabited by the Native American Wintu tribe. Part of the Siskiyou Trail is found here, which acted as a trade and travel route between California’s Central Valley and the Pacific Northwest. In 1844 the lumber industry became the second major industry in Shasta County, eclipsing fur trapping, the first major industry that began around 1828. California’s largest river, the Sacramento River, also passes through Redding.
In 1986, Elizabeth began her legal career with Hanna Brophy as a law clerk during her second year of law school at University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. On December 4, 2010, she was elected as Hanna Brophy’s fourteenth senior partner.
Elizabeth has an accomplished trial practice, obtaining countless “take nothing” decisions before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, many of which were injury AOE/COE psychiatric cases invoking the good faith personnel action defense. Her clients are primarily self-insured governmental agencies and school districts.
Todd Ewing joined Hanna Brophy in 1997, bringing with him several years’ worth of experience in employment litigation. He became a partner in 2002 and was promoted to the managing partner of the Riverside office in 2003. He now runs the Firm’s Los Angeles office.
Todd’s practice encompasses all aspects of workers’ compensation defense, including defense of Labor Code section 132a claims, serious & willful petitions, penalties, and CalPERS issues. He has developed a special interest in representing professional sports teams, self-insured employers, and governmental entities.