Nedrudee Liu, Managing Attorney
Nedrudee Liu joined our firm in November 2018. She graduated from UCLA with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Asian American Studies. She then went to Loyola Law School , where she earned her Juris Doctor. Ms. Liu has practiced in the field of Workers’ Compensation for over 15 years, zealously representing insurance carriers, employers and government entities in all aspects of litigation including Labor Code Section 132(a), and Serious & Willful claims. Ms. Liu is a State Bar Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist. Prior to focusing her practice in Workers’ Compensation, Ms. Liu practiced for several years at a Civil Litigation firm.
Gerald Burke, Attorney
Gerald Burke has litigation experience with employment and labor law, arbitrations, ADR and workers’ compensation cases since 1975. His education included the University of Oregon and Georgetown Law Center. He joined the firm with thirty years as a partner in the state’s largest workers’ compensation defense firm. Mr. Burke relocated to southern California 1989 to help start and grow his former firm’s development and expansion into five offices. He has extensive litigation experience with over three hundred trials at all of the southern California district offices for the WCAB.
Tom Shimonovitz, Attorney
Tom Shimonovitz is a Southern California based Workers’ Compensation Trial Attorney. He specializes in minimizing claim litigation and benefit costs, through early claim resolution, whenever possible, and aggressive litigation, when needed. Tom takes a relentless approach to advocacy and has a proven track record of obtaining uncommon results for clients. Tom is a fierce and relentless litigator that has earned several ‘Take Nothing’ outcomes at trial.
He started on the applicant’s side and quickly became the top associate, stationed at the firms’ main board in Marina Del Rey. There he handled an average of five to six hearings a day, and was entrusted to the firm’s trial litigation.
Thereafter, Tom joined the defense side, at Farmers insurance, in an in-house position. There he handled a large caseload through all stages of litigation. At Farmer’s he gained an inside view of the overall picture of the claim costs to the carrier.
Tom has a Bachelor of Science in Management Science from the University of California, San Diego, where he graduated in three years. He obtained his law degree from Loyola Law School with a Corporate Law concentration.
Most importantly, Tom is a people person, and believes in a clear channel of communication between client and attorney. His goal is to effectuate the client’s goals into actionable litigation plans. He lays out all options, possible consequences, and exposure as early as possible. He takes the time to discuss and work through issues with his clients. He also has ongoing working relationships with several applicant attorneys throughout Southern California. This approach often allows everyone to get on board with smart, early, and cost containing resolution.
Matthew Slimmer, Attorney
Matthew Slimmer is an attorney at our Long Beach office handling all aspects of workers’ compensation defense litigation. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California State University Long Beach with an emphasis in Marketing. He graduated with distinction from Pacific Coast University, School of Law in 2015 and became a practicing attorney later that year. He began his workers’ compensation career in 2013 while still attending law school. Prior to joining our firm, Mr. Slimmer practiced at a firm specializing in workers’ compensation defense, civil litigation, and medical malpractice defense.