Ladd Hoyal, Partner
Ladd A. Hoyal is a Partner in our Inland Empire office. Mr. Hoyal has many years of experience practicing law before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) throughout the state of California. He utilizes aggressive case handling with a resolution management focus that has led to favorable results for a variety of clients including permissibly self-insured employers, public entities, the California Insurance Guarantee Association, private business, third-party administrators and corporations in all aspects of workers’ compensation. Mr. Hoyal obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of La Verne College of Law and obtained a Masters of Business Administration degree from the same university. He was a merit scholarship recipient, and received CALI awards for excellence in Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure.
Patrick Guerrero, Attorney
Patrick Guerrero is an attorney in our Inland Empire Office. Mr. Guerrero graduated cum laude from the University of California, Irvine, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He subsequently earned his Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law. While at the University of San Diego, Mr. Guerrero was awarded the 2013 James D’Angelo Outstanding Child Advocate Award for his work at the Children’s Advocacy Institute. He was also a judicial extern for Superior Court Judge, the Honorable Stephen A. Marcus. Since becoming an attorney, Mr. Guerrero has aggressively defended employers, public entities, the California Insurance Guarantee Association , and insurance companies through all aspects of Workers’ Compensation litigation.
Jill Jones, Attorney
Jill Jones is an attorney in our Inland Empire office. She graduated from the University of La Verne, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, in 1995. She subsequently earned her Juris Doctor from the Southwestern University School of Law in 1998. Jill has practiced law in the field of Workers’ Compensation Defense since becoming an attorney, handling all aspects of litigation, including representing employers on Labor Code Section §132(a) claims, and Serious & Willful Misconduct allegations. Jill has also worked with public entities, including multiple school districts and county employers.
Scott McIntyre, Attorney
Scott McIntyre is an attorney in our Inland Empire office. Mr. McIntyre graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy. He obtained his Juris Doctor from Chapman University’s School of Law (now the Dale E. Fowler School of Law) in 2012. Mr. McIntyre was a member of the Chapman Law Review board, and was recognized with 2nd and 3rd place awards for his negotiation and advocacy skills during the 2011 and 2012 International Academy of Dispute Resolution Mediation Competitions held in London, England and Chicago, Illinois. Mr. McIntyre has worked at a busy civil litigation firm working on complex business litigation. He started defending Workers’ Compensation claims in 2013, and aggressively defended employers and insurance carriers in Workers’ Compensation matters through all aspects of litigation.
Victoria Read, Attorney
Victoria Read is an attorney in our Inland Empire office. She graduated from the University of La Verne with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. Thereafter, Victoria earned her Juris Doctor degree from Ventura College of Law. Victoria has a unique perspective of workers’ compensation defense, based on her experience handling both litigated and non-litigated claims as a claims examiner for one of the nation’s largest insurance companies.