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Workers' Compensation Defense
805 907-6467

Rene Thomas Folse, J.D., Ph.D is an Attorney at Law (SBN 61144) and Licensed Psychologist (PSY 11415) in California. He has about forty five years of experience in disability assessment, treatment and case management for most major California industrial insurance carriers, and self insured employers. Since 1985 this work has placed special emphasis on psychological injury claims serving disabled adults, parents of children with special needs, and military veterans. He welcomes questions from the workers' compensation defense community.

Structured Settlements/ MSA Funding
602 743-7000

Steve Blank has been working in the Medical-Legal field for over 20 years. He has provided settlement consulting services to Law firms, Carriers, and Fortune 500 Companies. Steve is commonly engaged by both Plaintiff and Defense Counsel, serving both Personal Injury cases and Work Comp claims. His typical cases range from $5,000 conservatorships to complex liability cases of over $10M. Steve clients are located throughout the U.S. His dual backgrounds in Healthcare and Finance, give him a unique and advantageous perspective. He is a Certified Structured Settlement Consultant, and a Certified Medicare Secondary Payer Professional. With a strong Client focus partnered with integrity and persistence, Steve has the experience to ensure your results.

Pooled Special Needs Trusts
855 278-7681

Will Lindahl MBA, CLPF has spent the past twenty-five years working in healthcare and meeting the needs of the disabled. Will’s past work experience includes thirteen years in many healthcare environments as a Medicare & Medicaid Fraud Auditor, State Director of Total Quality Management, Emergency Medical Technician, Life flight neonatal and adult Respiratory Therapist. Will has spoken nationally on protecting Medicare, Medicaid, SSI, trust administration and Medicare & Medicaid fraud. In addition he is a California Licensed Professional Fiduciary (CLPF) and has been working with special needs trusts for over a decade. Will is a melanoma survivor and has been visually impaired as a result since 2003. He is committed to the mission of creating a better world for the disabled.

MSP Compliance Issues
412 588-2290

Ciara F. Koba is a partner in the Pittsburgh office of Gordon & Rees and is a member of the Medicare Compliance Group. Ms. Koba is an attorney and registered nurse with significant general and surgical nursing experience and she brings a unique understanding of the healthcare industry to the resolution of Medicare issues. She focuses her practice on Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance issues that arise in the resolution of workers’ compensation, longshore, Jones Act, Federal Employers Liability Act and general liability claims and she has been instrumental in settling tens of thousands of cases nationwide involving Medicare issues. Her work includes MMSEA Section 111 Mandatory Insurer Reporting, Medicare Compliance Audits, Medicare Conditional Payment resolution, and the preparation of Medicare Set-Aside Allocations. Ms. Koba is a recognized national presenter on Medicare Secondary Payer compliance topics and frequently lectures to insurance carriers, self-insured businesses, third-party administrators, law firms and professional industry organizations. Ms. Koba graduated from Duquesne University School of Law, cum laude, in 2011. While there, she founded the university’s first Health Law Society and served as its president. Ms. Koba received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Duquesne University in 2006.

Employer's Fraud Task Force
323 559-0015

Laura Clifford, Founder and President of the Employer Fraud Task Force. The Employers’ Fraud Task Force is a California based organization, Chaired by The Walt Disney Company, committed to combating workers compensation fraud, waste and abuse. The task force was founded in 1998, when visionary industry leaders from some of the Nation’s most prominent employers came together with concerned law enforcement officials. Together they worked to identify the many participants in workers’ compensation fraud, waste and abuse, and deliver anti-fraud tools, solutions and resources to the industry. The task force also serves as a general resource and communication forum for the industry, and facilitates education and communication among concerned parties such as employers, law enforcement, legislators, insurers and consumer groups.

Injured Workers'
Information and Assistance

The DWC Information and Assistance Unit provides information and assistance to employees, employers, labor unions, insurance carriers, physicians, attorneys and other interested parties concerning rights, benefits and obligations under California's workers' compensation laws. The unit plays a major role in reducing litigation before the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) and is often the first DWC contact for injured workers.

1065 N PacifiCenter Dr
Anaheim, CA 92806-2141
(714) 414-1801
1901 N Rice Ave
Ste 200
Oxnard, CA 93030-7912
(805) 485-3528
San Francisco
455 Golden Gate Ave
2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102-7014
(415) 703-5020
1800 30th St
Ste 100
Bakersfield, CA 93301-1929
(661) 395-2514
732 Corporate Center Dr
Pomona, CA 91768-2653
(909) 623-8568
San Jose
100 Paseo de San Antonio
Room 241
San Jose, CA 95113-1402
(408) 277-1292
* Satellite office
409 K St
Room 201 
Eureka, CA 95501-0481
(707) 441-5723
250 Hemsted Dr
2nd Floor, Ste B
Redding, CA 96002- 9040
(530) 225-2047

San Luis Obispo
4740 Allene Way
Ste 100
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-8736
(805) 596-4159
2550 Mariposa Mall
Room 5005
Fresno, CA 93721-2219
(559) 445-5355
3737 Main St
Room 300
Riverside, CA 92501-3337
(951) 782-4347
Santa Ana
605 W Santa Ana Blvd
Bldg 28, Room 451
Santa Ana, CA 92701-4070
(714) 558-4597
Long Beach
300 Oceangate St
Ste 200
Long Beach, CA 90802-4304
(562) 590-5240
160 Promenade Cir
Ste 300
Sacramento, CA 95834-2962
(916) 928-3158
Santa Barbara
* Satellite office
130 E Ortega St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101-7538
(805) 568-1295
Los Angeles
320 W 4th St
9th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013-1954
(213) 576-7389
1880 N Main St
Ste 100
Salinas, CA 93906-2037
(831) 443-3058
Santa Rosa
50 "D" St
Room 420
Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4771
(707) 576-2452
Marina del Rey
4720 Lincoln Blvd
2nd Floor
Marina del Rey, CA 90292-6902
(310) 482-3820
San Bernardino
464 W 4th St
Ste 239
San Bernardino, CA 92401-1411
(909) 383-4522
31 E Channel St
Room 344
Stockton, CA 95202-2314
(209) 948-7980
1515 Clay St
6th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612-1519
(510) 622-2861
San Diego
7575 Metropolitan Dr
Ste 202
San Diego, CA 92108-4424
(619) 767-2082
Van Nuys
6150 Van Nuys Blvd
Room 105
Van Nuys, CA 91401-3370
(818) 901-5367