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Thomas Finn of Patrico, Hermanson & Guzman, A P.C. Retires

After nearly half a century working in California Workers’ Compensation Defense Industry, PHG law honors Tom’s long time dedication to the industry.

Burlingame, CA; August 31, 2015 – Patrico, Hermanson & Guzman, A P.C. announced today that Thomas Finn, Vice-President and Firm Shareholder, is retiring after more than 46 years dedicated to the service of California employers, insurance companies, TPAs and municipalities in defending workers’ compensation claims.  Tom retires from PHG after managing its Bay Area office for the past five years.

Tom began his workers’ compensation career in 1969 at Aetna Casualty Insurance Company as a claims examiner. He attended law school while working as a Fireman’s Fund examiner.  In 1973, he passed the California Bar Examination and has worked as a defense attorney since, first as a founding partner at Mentz, Finn & McDowell and then with PHG for the past five years. In 1979, Tom was awarded certification as a Legal Specialist in Workers’ Compensation by the State Bar.  He served as President of the California Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorney Association during the term 1991 through 1992 and has worked as a member of the Board of Directors of CWDAA from 1985 to 2011.

“I have truly enjoyed working with our clients, our adjusters, and our exceptional group of attorneys,” said Mr. Finn. “My career in workers’ compensation and my time as a Shareholder have been an honor for me.  I will miss my day to day interactions with the community, but I am looking forward to spending time with my eight children and 14 grandchildren, as well as traveling with my wife Nancy and working on my golf game.”

Michael Wang has been named Tom’s successor to head PHG’s Bay Area office.  Mr. Wang began transitioning into management over the past few years.  “We will all miss Tom.  He has been a great mentor.  He’s taught me well and I am ready to take on the challenges of managing one of PHG’s largest offices.” said Michael Wang.

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