Fourteen years of experience in the practice of workers' compensation defense. Super Lawyer Rising Star 2005 to 2008. California Western School of Law (JD, 2000) California State University at Dominquez Hills (BA, 1997), cum laude
In law school Ms. Blair volunteered at the San Diego Superior Court Family Law Facilitator's Office drafting documents for indigent families and mediating disputes. She also volunteered at the San Diego Juvenile Hall mediating disputes between inmates. She also volunteered at the Social Security Administration and successfully represented a claimant in the appeal of their Application for benefits.
Ms. Blair is a Senior Partner in the Employment and Labor Practice Group and is a Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law by the California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California. As a civil litigator with well-developed litigation and negotiation skills, legal research and writing skills, Ms. Blair's practice focuses on the areas of workers’ compensation defense and third party subrogation.
Ms. Blair's practice encompasses all aspects of workers' compensation law, including claims alleging violation of California Labor Code sections 132a and 4553 et seq. (employer serious and willful misconduct). The clients with whom she works include self-insured employers, with and without third-party administrators, employers who maintain high retention levels requiring strict oversight of their claims and inadvertently uninsured employers. Our clients include multiple fortune 500 companies.
Ms. Blair began her career in-house as legal counsel for a third-party administrator litigating workers' compensation claims for CBS and Paramount Studios. Prior to law school, Ms. Blair administrated employee benefits for the Federal Aviation Administration, including workers' compensation claims.