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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.