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James Claffey received his Bachelors of Science degree from the University of California Berkeley with a Major in History. Mr. Claffey went on to attend New York Law School where he earned his Juris Doctor.


While in Law School Mr. Claffey worked at the New York Law Journal as an assistant to the editor preparing extracts of important cases for publication. After graduation Mr. Claffey returned to California and began practicing Workers Compensation Defense. Mr. Claffey prioritizes the opportunity for early resolution of cases however should the need arise Mr. Claffey has extensive appellate experience both before the Workers Compensation Appeals Board and the California Court of Appeals. Though Mr. Claffey has represented clients throughout California he has a particularly high level of familiarity with the WCAB venues in Northern California.

Samuelson Gonzalez Valenzuela & Brown are pleased to welcome Mr. Claffey to our San Francisco office.