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CHAPTERS

To better serve our Association's membership, the California Applicants' Attorneys Association is organized into 18 local chapters. The chapters provide regular opportunities to meet continuing education requirements and information on the latest in California's workers' compensation industry. Our chapters meet on a monthly basis and are always accepting new members. Current members can click the chapter name to view officers, meeting details, and e-communities. Prospective members should email the contact provided. To sponsor a chapter meeting, become a speaker, or submit general inquiries, please contact chapters@caaa.org.

Local Chapters
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President:
Beatriz A. Trejo
Chain Cohn Stiles

Meetings: Varies
Location: Chain Cohn Stiles
Attendance fee: Varies
WCABS: Bakersfield 1800 30th Street Room 100 Bakersfield, CA 93301 (661) 395-2723

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President:
Ed Stone
Finestone, Schumaker & Associates

Vice President:
Louis Vigorita
Law Offices of Louis J. Vigorita

Treasurer/Secretary:
Crystal Forsher
Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld

Meetings: The Central Coast chapter meetings vary.​
Location: Varies
Attendance fee: $45.00 CAAA Members $55.00 Non-Members
WCABS:Oxnard 1901 N. Rice Ave, Suite 200, Oxnard, CA 93030 (805) 485-2533
Santa Barbara 130 E Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 884-1032

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President:
David Ibarra
Goldberg & Ibarra

Vice President:
Rachel Mahoney
Law Offices of Louis J. Vigorita

Secretary:
Kristin Siemens
Bozquez & Siemens

Meetings: The Central Valley chapter usually meets every third Thursday of the month at 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Location: The Downtown Club 2120 Kern Street Fresno, CA
Attendance fee: $150.00 annual membership for CAAA Members $30.00 Non-Members per meeting
WCABS: Fresno 2559 Mariposa Street, #4078 Fresno, CA 93271 209.445.5051

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President:
Justin Sonnicksen
Law Office of Mak Gearheart

Vice President:
Jenny Jerez
Boxer & Gerson, LLP

Secretary:
Denny Chun
Ivancich, Martin & Costis, LLP

Treasurer:
Justin Litvack
Boxer & Gerson, LLP

Meetings: Third Third Thursday at 12:15 PM -1:15 PM
Location: 353 Frank H Ogawa Plaza Oakland, CA
Attendance fee: $30.00 CAAA Members/ $35.00 Non-Members
WCABS: Oakland 1515 Clay St. Suite 6th Floor Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 286-0500

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President:
Scott Rubel
Lerner Moore Silva Cunningham & Rubel

Vice President:
Robert Hanna
Vondra &amd; Hanna

Treasurer:
Charles Cleveland
Cleveland & Metz

Meetings: The Greater Inland Empire chapter meets the 2nd Thursday of each month 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Ontario Airport Hotel Conference Center (Corner of Haven and E. Inland Empire Blvd) 700 North Haven Avenue Ontario, CA 91764
Attendance fee: (Pre-Registration / At-Door) $65.00 / $75.00 CAAA & CSIMS Members $75.00 / $85.00 Non-Members
WCABS: Pomona 732 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 100 Pomona, CA 91768
San Bernardino 464 W. 4th Street, Room 239 San Bernardino, CA 92401
Riverside 3737 Main St., Suite 300 Riverside, CA 92501

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President:
Wendy Cantrell
Law Office of Patrick L. Lightman

Meetings: The Harbor chapter meets the third Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm - 8 pm
Location: KINGS FISH HOUSE 100 West Broadway Long Beach, CA
Attendance fee: $60.00 early bird registration $75.00 at the door.  $30.00 for Judges and state employee
WCABS: Long Beach 300 Oceangate, Suite 202 Long Beach, CA 90802 (562) 590-5001

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President:
Bret Graham
Law Offices of Nava & Graham

Vice President:
Samuel Salazar
Law Offices of Samuel L. Salazar

Meetings: Third Thursday of the month
Location: Luminarias Restaurant 3500 West Ramona Blvd Monterey Park, CA 91754
Attendance fee: $55.00 CAAA Members $75.00 Non-Members
WCABS: Los Angeles 320 West 4th Street, 9th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90013 (213) 897-1554
Pomona 732 Corporate Center Drive Pomona, CA 91768
Anaheim 1065 N. Pacific Center Dr. Anaheim, CA 92806

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President:
Jack Goodchild
Goodchild & Duffy, APC

Vice President:
Patrick Duffy
Goodchild & Duffy, APC

Treasurer:
Jill Shibata
Law Offices of William Kropach

Secretary:
George Savin
Savin & Bursk

Meetings: The LAVAAA chapter meets the second Wednesday of every month 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Athenea Restaurant & Hookah Lounge 14755 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Attendance fee: $55 members, $60 non-members / $45 WCAB Judges & State Employees
WCABS: Van Nuys 6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 105, Van Nuys, CA 91401 (818) 901-5367

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President:
Jason Redula
Redula & Redula, LLP

Meetings: The Monterey Bay chapter meets the second or third Wednesday, 12:00 pm.
Location:
Ikebana 1315 N Main St, Salinas, CA 93906
Attendance fee: Varies
WCABS: Salinas 1880 North Main Street, Suite 100 & 200, Salinas, CA 93906 (831) 443-3060

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President:
Roshele Snyder
RSnyder Law Firm, PC

Secretary:
Matthew D. Hill
Law Office of Matthew D. Hill

Meetings: The Orange County chapter meets the second Thursday of the month
Location: Zov's Bistro 17440 17th Street, Tustin, CA 92780
Attendance fee: $55.00 CAAA Members/ $65.00 Non-Members
WCABS: Anaheim 1661 N. Raymond Ave., #200 Anaheim, CA 93003 (714) 738-4000
Santa Ana 28 Civic Center Plaza, #451, Santa Ana, CA 92701 (714) 558-4121

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President:
Laura Rosenthal
Law Office of Richard Meechan

Meetings: Varies
Location: 703 Second Street, 4th Floor, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Attendance fee: $25 cost
WCABS: Santa Rosa 50 "D" Street, Ste 420, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

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President:
Mark Steinberg
McMonagle, Steinberg & Hester

Vice President:
Hollie Rutkowski
The Compensation Law Center

Treasurer:
William Orr
Law Offices of William Orr

Secretary:
Roy C. Levin
Law Office of Roy C. Levin

Meetings: First Wednesday of Month at Noon
Location: Malabar Restaurant 2960 Del Paso Rd. Sacramento, CA 95834
Attendance fee: $30.00 Regular Members / $35.00 Non-Members
WCABS: Sacramento 160 Promenade Circle, Suite 300 Sacramento, CA 95834 (916) 263-2735

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President:
Scott Blumen
Law Offices of Scott M. Blumen

Vice President:
Eric Overholt
Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP

Treasurer:
Andrew Lockard
Smith, Steiner, Vanderpool & Wax

Secretary:
Matthew Verduzco
Law Office of Matthew A. Verduzco

Meetings: The San Diego chapter meets every 3rd Wed or Thurs of the month at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.
Location: Riverwalk Golf Club 1150 Fashion Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92108
Attendance fee: $35.00 CAAA Members/ $45.00 Non-Members
WCABS: San Diego 7575 Metropolitan Drive, Second Floor San Diego, CA 92108 (619) 525-4206

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President:
Amanda Poe
Law Office of Michelle D. Brodie

Vice President:
Sarah Malerstein
DuRard, McKenna & Borg

Treasurer:
Betty Bortin
Law Offices of Betty Bortin

Meetings: The San Francisco chapter meets every third Thursday of every month at lunchtime.
Location: San Francisco WCAB 455 Golden Gate Ave Vallejo Room San Francisco
Attendance fee: $30 members/ $40 Non-members $50.00 AT-DOOR for ALL
WCABS: San Francisco 455 Golden Gate Ave 2nd Floor San Francisco, CA 94102 (415) 557-0680

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President:
Nooshin Dalili
Attorney at Law

Vice President:
Daniel Saban
Law Office of Jon Marlowe

Secretary:
Jon Marlowe
Law Office of Jon Marlowe

Meetings: The Santa Clara chapter meets the second Wednesday of every month at noon
Location: Mayan Law Office Conference Room, 300 S. First Street, Suite 335, San Jose, CA 95113
Attendance fee: $20.00 CAAA Members & Non-Members
WCABS: San Jose 100 Paseo de San Antonio, Suite 241 San Jose, CA 95113 (408) 277-1246

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President:
Benjamin K. Helfman
Law Offices of Benjamin K. Helfman

Meetings: Varies
Location: Law Office of Benjamin K. Helfman Library
Attendance fee: Varies
WCABS: Redding 2115 Akard, Suite 15 Redding, CA 96001 (530) 225-2845

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President:
Joanna Sacavitch
Gordon, Edelstein, Krepack, Grant, Felton & Goldstein

Vice President:
Jeff Stern
Mallery & Stern

Treasurer:
Brian Mitchell
Mitchell Law Corporation

Secretary:
Amber Bissell
Berkowitz & Cohen

Meetings: The SCAAA chapter meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month:
Reception: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Dinner & Program Begins 7:00 p.m.
Location: The Olympic Collection 11301 Olympic Blvd. West Los Angeles, CA 90064
Attendance fee: (PreRegistered / At-Door) $60.00 / $75.00 CAAA Members $75.00 / $90.00Non-Members
WCABS: Los Angeles 107 South Broadway, Suite 4107 Los Angeles, CA 90012 (310) 575-4585
Marina Del Rey 4720 Lincoln Blvd Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 (310) 482-3820
Van Nuys 6150 Van Nuys Blvd. Suite 105 Van Nuys, CA 91401-3373 (818) 901-5367 ext. 3501

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President:
Megan Ruble
Rockwell, Kelly & Duarte, LLP

Vice President:
Guadalupae Tong
Central Valley Injured Worker Legal Clinic

Meetings: The Stockton chapter meets the third Friday of every month at noon, bring lunch.
Location: Chain Cohn Stiles
Attendance fee: Varies
WCABS: Bakersfield Stockton - 31 E Channel St, Stockton, CA 95202

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