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The PHG Difference

Patrico, Hermanson & Guzman, A P.C. is California’s leading workers’ compensation defense law firm. We are dedicated to providing superior client service with swift and effective case resolution.  For over 40 years, we have successfully provided workers’ compensation representation for insurance carriers, employers, staffing firms, PEOs, brokers, TPAs, and government entities. It is our mission to provide effective case resolution, quality file management, and client satisfaction to each and every client partner.

Our Difference:

  • We are passionately driven to provide the highest level of client service. It is our mission to ensure our clients receive diligent communication from the moment their file is received in order to foster the best potential outcome for our clients. We take a collaborative approach in developing strategies with adjusters and employers.
  • We are 100% focused on our clients’ needs. That means we close files – we conduct proactive claim reviews with a hand selected team of aggressive attorneys ensuring that your case benefits from the strategy of the entire team. We offer alternate fee arrangements to our clients – flat fees per month per matter and tiered hourly rates base on volumes.
  • We have extensive workers’ compensation defense experience – We have attorneys in offices throughout California and many of our attorneys are Certified Specialists in Workers’ Compensation Law. All firm shareholders are Certified Specialists in Workers’ Compensation Law.
  • We adhere to a strong educational focus for our clients and the workers’ compensation community at large. We are committed to providing continuing education. We are one of a few firms certified by the California Insurance Commissioner to provide continuing adjuster education. All of our attorneys attend mandatory quarterly MCLE meetings to ensure best practices for our clients.

Team Approach to Litigation Matters:
Efficient Case Management

Our team is dedicated to providing our clients with a unique litigation strategy that includes a team approach to case management, aggressive file closure, and a drive to passionately serve our clients. Rather than assigning our cases to individual attorneys, the firm and our clients benefit from this aggressive and focused team approach because it ensures our clients consistently receive varied experience and knowledge from an entire team of experienced litigators—which works best for our clients because they benefit from the shared knowledge, strategy, and expertise of the entire firm at no additional cost.

Each team is led by an experienced Shareholder with proven litigation success with the overall goal of being our client’s key litigation partner. This team is hand selected and carefully assembled to ensure each team member has deep knowledge of the industry and a core understanding of the client’s goals, budget, and key issues of the case. The team meets on a regular basis to ensure that the litigation plan is monitored, all claims are reviewed to ensure swift file closure, and that the client goals continue to be met or exceeded. As the client’s needs evolve, the assigned Shareholder or supervising attorney will provide ongoing updates to the client, with detailed claim reviews so the client is aware of the team’s progress from day one until resolution. Throughout the process, the client has the ability to adjust goals, request changes to the team, and provide ongoing feedback. The team approach allows us to provide the highest level of client service to our clients by holding ourselves accountable to close cases swiftly while meeting and exceeding client goals as a valued business partners.