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Patrico, Hermanson & Guzman, A P.C. Names Erik Wachowiak as Newest Shareholder

California Workers’ Compensation Defense Firm Continues to Expand Leadership Team

San Diego, CA – May 19, 2015: Patrico, Hermanson & Guzman, A P.C. announced today Erik Wachowiak has become its newest Shareholder. Erik is a Certified Workers’ Compensation Law Specialist with extensive experience in defending claims filed against California employers.  Erik has been with the firm for the past 12 years as a Senior Attorney. His entire legal career has been focused on Workers’ Compensation Law and its most complex sub-specialties to include Labor Code 132a Discrimination Allegations, Serious & Willful Misconduct Allegations and Subrogation matters.

Erik joins PHG’s management team in the firm’s San Diego Office.  “This is a very exciting time for our firm as it continues to grow and prosper.  I look forward to my new role and its new challenges, opportunities and responsibilities,” said Mr. Wachowiak.

“Erik is an outstanding attorney by any standard,” said Joseph Patrico, CEO and Managing Shareholder. “His exceptional legal skills, record of achievement, leadership abilities and commitment to client service all set him apart. We are very proud to welcome him to the firm’s managing ranks.”

About Patrico, Hermanson & Guzman, A P.C.: With offices strategically placed throughout California, PHG strives to provide all California employers, third party administrators, municipalities and workers’ compensation insurance carriers with aggressive legal defense of workers’ compensation claims. Headquartered in San Diego, PHG has additional offices in Riverside, Santa Ana, Burlingame, Salinas, Sacramento and Los Angeles. Learn more by visiting


Sean Hermanson
Patrico, Hermanson & Guzman, A P.C.
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