Juris Doctorate: University of San Fernando Valley, College of Law
Bachelor of Science: Emerson College, Communications, 1972
(Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities)

Admitted to Practice
State of California, 1978

Professional Experience
Gurvitz & Marlowe LLP - 1985 to present
Partner in practice limited to litigation of workers' compensation matters including the representation of self-insured employers and insurance carriers in all proceedings before the Workers Compensation Appeals Board, subrogation and coverage issues.

Samuelsen, Coalwell & Gonzalez - 1983 to 1985
Associate attorney handling all matters related to workers' compensation cases before the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board. The position also entailed appellate research and lecturing to various clients.

Hartford Insurance Company - 1981 to 1983
Associate house counsel attorney involved in the defense of Workers' Compensation cases before the Appeals Board.

Melvin & Baron - 1978 to 1981
Staff attorney for a civil litigation law firm also involved in providing group legal services. The focus generally centered around civil matters including landlord/tenant, personal injury and contract law.

Appellate Experience
Extensive experience in the preparation and filing of legal briefs; writs of review and writs of mandate.

Teaching and Lecturing Experience
Aetna Casualty & Surety Company
Glendale, California
Topic: Apportionment

State Farm Fire & Casualty Company
Topic: Defending Liens

Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program
Topic: Case Law Update

Medical Legal Education
Medical-Legal Institute, UCLA School of Medicine - Anatomy I and II, Orthopedic Surgery. Continuing education credits with primary emphasis on workers’ compensation practice and procedure.

L.A. County Bar Association
Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorneys Association