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Joseph Patrico

Joseph N. Patrico

CEO and Shareholder Attorney
Tel#: (858) 874-2462
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Professional Experience:
Prior to attending law school, Joe spent more than four years with Farmers Insurance Group and Republic Indemnity as a workers’ compensation claims examiner. After law school graduation, Joe practiced plaintiffs’ employment law and general civil litigation. He then returned to the workers’ compensation community, where he focuses on workers’ compensation litigation and running the subrogation unit. Joe also serves as an arbitrator for workers' compensation matters.

Married since 1993, Joe and his wife have four children.

"In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm; in the real world, all rests on perseverance."
Johann Wolfgang von Gothe

Areas of Practice:

  • Workers’ Compensation Law
  • Labor Code Section 132a
  • Serious & Willful Misconduct
  • Subrogation
  • Creation of Employer Programs:
  • Medical Provider Networks
  • Return to Work Programs
  • Appellate Law
  • Arbitration

Distinctions/Career Highlights:

  • California Certified Workers’ Compensation Law Specialist
  • Frequent Speaker
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • Member State Bar Workers’ Compensation Section Executive Committee


  • California Certified Workers’ Compensation Law Specialist
  • University of San Diego School of Law – Juris Doctorate
    • Magna Cum Laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • Member San Diego Law Review
  • University of California, San Diego – Bachelor of Arts in Economics
    • Cum Laude
    • Department Honors in Economics With Distinction
    • Golden Key National Honor Society