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Martin R. Guzman

CIO, Shareholder and Managing Attorney, Salinas and Sacramento
Tel#: (831) 998-7348
Email: Martin.Guzman@PHGlaw.com
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Professional Experience:
Martin is the Firm Shareholder and Managing Attorney for the Salinas and Sacramento offices. With a strong belief in investing our attorneys, our clients, and in technology, Martin serves as a key role as the firm’s CIO and an educator/mentor to many attorneys. His deeply rooted talents in technology and recent successes include continuous process improvement and management of the firm-wide case management software and executing special projects that streamline the litigation process. In his prior practice, Martin has engaged in a civil practice litigating Unfair Business Practices before State and Federal courts. Prior to practicing law, Martin was a California licensed private investigator and a financial crimes investigator for a national bank.

Martin is a fun and informative speaker. He frequently lectures on pertinent issues relating to Workers’ Compensation defense. He is the past president of the Northern California Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorneys’ Association and is the past President of the Statewide California Defense Attorneys’ Association. He is a member of the California Bar Association, and participates in the La Raza Lawyers Association.

Personal:
Martin and his wife Veronica have four children and four mini schnauzers. In his time off work, Martin enjoys family time.

Areas of Practice:
Workers’ Compensation Law
Labor Code Section 132a
Serious & Willful Allegations
Subrogation
Industrial Disability Retirement
Peace officer and Firefighter Claims

Serving: San Jose (SJO), Salinas (SAL), San Luis Obispo (SLO),
Fresno (FRE), Santa Barbara (SBA) and Bakersfield (BAK)

Specializations:
Leader – Public Entity Litigation Committee
Mr. Guzman represents clients in Monterey, Sacramento, San Luis Obispo, Ventura, and Santa Barbara Counties.

Education:
California Certified Workers’ Compensation Law Specialist
Monterey College of Law, Monterey, California – Juris Doctorate