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ROBERT MOORE

EDUCATION

Robert Moore received his Bachelor’s Degree in French with a minor in International Studies from Eastern Kentucky University. He received his Juris Doctorate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law where he graduated with honors also earning a Certificate in Global Legal Studies. His course of study included summer study abroad in Nice, France which notably included a course in Comparative Constitutional Law co-taught by the late Antonin Scalia. While in law school, Mr. Moore also served as an officer of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society. He competed in, and later coached the Alternative Dispute Resolution Team, and participated in the Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court.

BACKGROUND

While in law School Mr. Moore also worked as a law clerk for the two summers not spent studying abroad in Nice. Following his admission to the California Bar, Mr. Moore began working as an attorney representing clients in Superior Court handling injury cases, and subsequently began handling work comp injury claims. He obtained favorable results for his clients in the majority of his 8 jury trials in Superior Court. Mr. Moore transitioned to worker’s compensation defense in September 2010 and has represented carriers, employers and TPAs since. In handling the defense of workers compensation claims, Mr. Moore has aggressively sought and obtained early settlement on the majority of cases, and when necessary has successfully litigated many cases through trial, to Finding and Orders that Applicants and Lien Claimants “take nothing.” Mr. Moore has also successfully handled third-party credit issues, contribution/reimbursement/restitution, and other issues ancillary to workers compensation defense.

BROOKE M. DEIDRICK

EDUCATION

BROOKE M. DEIDRICK graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science in Music Industry and a minor in Philosophy. While at USC, she was a Dean’s List Scholar and a member of numerous honor societies including the Blackstonians Pre-Law Honor Society. Ms. Deidrick continued on to receive her Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School and graduated in the top of her class. During her time in Law School, she also completed a summer abroad program at Pepperdine School of Law in London and worked as an assistant to the Director of the National Civil Trial Competition.

BACKGROUND

Ms. Deidrick began her legal career as an extern for the Cancer Legal Resource Center at the Western Law Center for Disability Rights. Since being admitted to the California State Bar in 2004, Ms. Deidrick has worked as a Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorney throughout Southern California. She has defended public entities, self-insured employers, insurance carriers and TPAs in both WCAB and alternative dispute resolution venues. In addition, Ms. Deidrick represents employers in defending against claims for increased benefits due to discrimination or serious and willful misconduct. Ms. Deidrick is a skilled negotiator who strives to resolve cases in an expeditious and cost effective manner for her clients. She is well versed in all phases of Workers’ Compensation litigation and has extensive lien litigation experience. Ms. Deidrick has been a guest speaker for RIMS, The Risk Management Society and for the CWC and Risk Conference in Dana Point as well as offering training on various subjects to clients on a smaller scale.

Ms. Deidrick is an Associate Attorney in the Corona office of Samuelsen, Gonzalez, Valenzuela and Brown.

SUNEET K. SHRIVASTAVA

EDUCATION

Suneet “Sunny” Shrivastava graduated with honors from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology, Law, and Society. He went on to pursue his Juris Doctor at the University of San Francisco School of Law. Directly following graduation, Mr. Shrivastava was admitted to the California State Bar.

BACKGROUND

Mr. Shrivastava has 14 years of experience as a Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorney. He is a highly knowledgeable and seasoned attorney known for his impressive settlement rate on multiple Fortune 500 companies. He has managed a caseload of workers’ compensation, 132 (a), and serious and willful claims. Moreover Mr. Shrivastava has an aggressive “client first” approach to handling files with a primary focus on consistent communication. Over the years, he has gained a loyal clientele, is a Panel Attorney for numerous Fortune 500 companies, municipalities, and permissively self-insured employers. He has successfully organized multiple bulk settlement conferences and routinely organized client presentations based on relevant case law.

Samuelsen, Gonzalez, Valenzuela and Brown is pleased to have Mr. Shrivastava in our Corona Office.

DELINI M. SAMARASINGHE

EDUCATION

Delini M. Samarasinghe attended University of California, Los Angeles where she received a Bachelor’s of Art in History. She obtained her Juris Doctor from Chapman University School of Law where she received the CALI Award while working in the Elder Law Clinic.

BACKGROUND

As a pre-med student interested in the possibility of practicing medicine, Ms. Samarasinghe explored her options and worked as a medical assistant. It was there she realized that she was fascinated with science and medicine in theory and application, but not within a medical setting. Ms. Samarasinghe decided to pursue a legal degree so she could practice law and apply the medical knowledge that she had gained as a pre-medical student as well as a medical assistant.

During law school, she interned at Chapman’s Family Violence Center, in association with the Anaheim Justice Center, where she represented victims of domestic violence. As an intern, she independently developed a recurring (and still ongoing) workshop for the Anaheim Justice Center, which was open to anyone who has filed a restraining order.

Following her graduation from Chapman, Ms. Samarasinghe began her career as an associate attorney representing mainly peace officers and firefighters. Accordingly, she gained experience with both Police and Fire claims, including cases where presumptive industrial injuries and LC 4850 benefits.

From her experience as an associate attorney, Ms. Samarasinghe has become well versed in reviewing medical reports and performing depositions. She has a broad knowledge of the terms and information in medical labs and doctor’s reports as well, having a thorough understanding of how they are interpreted in a legal perspective. Ms. Samarasinghe also has experience conducting hearings, negotiations, mediations and motions.

Ms. Samarasinghe is an attorney in our Corona office.

Corona

495 East Rincon Street
Suite 120
Corona, CA 92879
TEL:  951.256.8518
FAX:  951.284.7164

HARVEY S. BROWN

EDUCATION

HARVEY S. BROWN received his Bachelor’s Degree from California State University of Northridge in 1969, and obtained his law degree from San Fernando Valley College of Law in 1979. Mr. Brown has been working as a Workers’ Compensation specialist after passing the exam with the State Bar of California in 1993.

BACKGROUND

Mr. Brown was admitted to practice in 1979, and worked as an attorney at the State Compensation Insurance Fund from approximately 1979 to 1991. Until 1986, Mr. Brown was an associate attorney, handling complex legal matters including defense, 132(a) and S&W’s. During that time, Mr. Brown also trained in and handled the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation claims for the State Compensation Insurance Fund.

In 1986, Mr. Brown was appointed Managing Partner of the Cerritos office of State Compensation Insurance Fund. In that capacity, he managed 15 attorneys as well as a support staff of 20. During that period, Mr. Brown dealt with various claims departments, providing direction, control and training. From 1986 to 1991, Mr. Brown also provided legal training, conducted seminars, and created teaching materials for the seminars for 300 attorneys with State Compensation Insurance Fund. During that time Mr. Brown also advised school districts and self-insured employers such as the State of California which would often involve meetings with state agencies and state personnel.

In 1991, Mr. Brown became an associate with Samuelsen, Gonzalez, Valenzuela & Brown and in 1994; he became a partner with the firm. Since 1998, Mr. Brown has been a member of the Board of Directors of the firm and currently serves as the managing partner of the Newport Beach, Encino, San Diego and Sacramento offices.

Prior to opening the Orange County office, Mr. Brown was in charge of training all new attorneys with the firm. This included integrating them into the Workers’ Compensation environment, giving them complete training as well as monitoring their daily activities. As a managing partner, Mr. Brown handles all complex litigation including 132(a) ‘s and S&W’s.
Mr. Brown has been the Secretary, Vice President and President of the Long Beach Workers’ Compensation section of the Long Beach Bar Association. In that regard, he has also conducted seminars in the past several years on Workers’ Compensation issues for the Long Beach Bar Association, together with Mr. Allan Bass, the former presiding judge from Santa Ana.

Mr. Brown has also prepared a newsletter for the past several years, providing clients with the latest updates, and giving them legal and advisory opinions on the latest Workers’ Compensation laws. Mr. Brown also performs Workers’ Compensation seminars for his clients, and provides legal advice by telephone and/or e-mail on cases that he may not be representing clients on.

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