Hallett, Emerick & Wells, Professional Law Corporation Attorneys

BRUCE S. EMERICK

  • Senior Managing Partner – San Bernardino Office
  • Certified as a Specialist in Workers' Compensation over 20 years – State of California
  • J.D. Degree 1981 – University of La Verne College of Law
  • Masters Degree from the School of Environmental Design 1975 – California State Polytechnic, Pomona
  • B.A. Degree 1971 – University of California, Santa Barbara (Dean's List Scholar)
  • Insurance Education Association – Instructor in Permanent Disability Rating
  • Member of PARMA (Public Agency Risk Managers Association)
  • Member Workers’ Compensation Section of the California State Bar, Inland Empire Workers’ Compensation Forum
  • Former City Planning Commissioner for the City of Rancho Cucamonga
  • Authored “Handling Workers’ Compensation Subrogation Claims” and the “Appellate Process for Workers’ Compensation Cases”, National Business Institute, 1991
  • Defense Attorney on published Court of Appeals Opinion: Victor Valley Transit Authority vs. WCAB (Sophy), (2000) 83 Cal. App. 4 th 1068, 100 C.R. 235, 65 CCC 1018.
  • Over 26 years experience in workers’ compensation defense.

H. NEAL WELLS IV

  • Managing Partner – Calabasas Office
  • Certified as a Specialist in Workers' Compensation – State of California
  • J.D. Degree 1986 – McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • B.A. Degree 1983 – Occidental College (Dean's List)
  • “A.V.” Martindale-Hubbell Attorney Rating
  • Appointed to the State Bar’s Executive Committee on Workers' Compensation, State Bar of California (1997-2002; 2004-2008).
  • Elected Co-Chair, Orange County Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section (1990-1995).
  • Insurance Education Association – Instructor: "Labor Code and Current Case Law", "Advanced Workers' Compensation Issues", "AME Guides – Basic", and "Workers’ Compensation Claims".
  • Appointed Judge Pro Tempore Workers' Compensation Appeals Board
  • Named as a "Superlawyer" in workers' compensation by Los Angeles Magazine in 2009, 2010, and 2011.
  • Over 18 published articles in the Workers’ Compensation Quarterly.
  • Consultant, “Workers’ Compensation Practice, Fourth Edition” by the Continuing Education of the Bar (2000).
  • Over 24 years experience in workers’ compensation defense.

TINA SAREEN

  • Managing Partner – Irvine Office
  • J.D. Degree 1990 – Western State University College of Law
  • B.A. Degree – Lady Shriram College
  • Member Orange County Bar Association – Workers' Compensation Section
  • Over 20 years experience in workers' compensation defense

MICHELLE WATERS

  • Partner – Irvine Office
  • Certified as a Specialist in Workers' Compensation – State of California
  • J.D. Degree 2000 – California Western School of Law
  • B.A. Degree 1994 – University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Member Workers’ Compensation Section of the California State Bar, Orange County Bar Association and the Labor & Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association.
  • Insurance Education Association – Instructor on Basic and Advanced P.D. Rating courses.
  • Over 11 years experience in workers’ compensation defense

ILENE M. SHELDON

  • Partner – Calabasas Office
  • Certified as a Specialist in Workers' Compensation – State of California
  • J.D. Degree 1990 – Pepperdine University School of Law
  • B.A. Degree 1979 – Hofstra University
  • Member Workers’ Compensation Section of the California State Bar
  • Insurance Education Association – Instructor: “Labor Code and Current Case Law
  • Previously in-house counsel at Travelers Insurance
  • Elected to the Board of the California Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorneys Association (2009)
  • Named as a "Superlawyer" in workers' compensation by Los Angeles Magazine in 2010 and 2011.
  • Over 15 years experience in workers’ compensation defense

BRANDON R. LEWIS

  • Partner – San Bernardino Office
  • Certified as a Specialist in Workers' Compensation – State of California
  • J.D. Degree 2003 – Whittier College School of Law
  • B.A. Degree 1999 – California State University, Bakersfield
  • Member of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the California State Bar, Inland Empire Workers’ Compensation Forum
  • Honored by Whittier College of Law for dedication to excellence in Trial Advocacy Honors Board by the creation of The Brandon R. Lewis Award.
  • Elected as a 2009 Rising Star "Super Lawyer" in workers' compensation by Los Angeles Magazine.
  • Over 7 years experience in workers’ compensation defense

ANGELA M. CURRIE

  • Partner – San Bernardino Office
  • Certified as a Specialist in Workers' Compensation – State of California
  • JD Degree, 2005 – University of La Verne College of Law
  • BA Degree, 2000 – University of Bridgeport
  • Member of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the California State Bar, Inland Empire Workers’ Compensation Forum
  • Managing & Business Editor of the Law Review – University of La Verne College of Law
  • Over 5 years experience in workers' compensation defense

REGINA M. RABANAL

  • Associate Attorney – San Bernardino Office
  • J.D. Degree 2002 – University of Wisconsin Law School
  • B.A. Degree 1998 – California State University, Fullerton
  • Member of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the California State Bar, Inland Empire Workers’ Compensation Forum and Orange County Bar Association
  • Previously clerked for the CA Dept. of Justice, Torts Division and the WI Dept. of Justice, Employment Division
  • Over 5 years experience in workers' compensation defense

LISA A. CAVELLA

  • Associate Attorney – Irvine Office
  • J.D. Degree – 2009 – Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA.
  • B.A. Degree – 2003 – University of California, Irvine
  • Member of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the California State Bar
  • Member of Los Angeles and Orange County Bar Associations
  • Member of Phi Beta Kappa Society

GEOFFREY T. HANCOCK

  • Associate Attorney – San Bernardino Office
  • J.D. Degree 2009 – Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • B.A. Degree 2003 – University of Arizona
  • Member of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the California State Bar, Inland Empire Workers’ Compensation Forum
  • Chief Article Editor of Thomas Jefferson Law Review, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Published Note "Upstaging U.S. Gaming Law: The Potential Fantasy Sports Quagmire and the Reality of U.S. Gaming Law" 31 T. Jefferson L. Rev 317 (2009)

JAMES R. BRITT

  • Associate Attorney – Calabasas Office
  • J.D. Degree 2006 – Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
  • B.A. Degree 2003 – San Francisco State University
  • Member of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the California State Bar
  • Over 6 years experience in workers’ compensation

LISA M. ANGEL

  • Associate Attorney – San Bernardino Office
  • J.D. Degree 2010 – Southwestern University Law School
  • B.A. Degree 2006 – California State University , Long Beach
  • Law clerk for the Los Angeles County District Attorney, 2011
  • Member of the Workers' Compensation Section of the California State Bar
  • Member of Pasadena and Los Angeles County Bar Associations

SAMANTHA L. CIRIACO

  • Associate Attorney – Calabasas Office
  • J.D. Degree 2012 – Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • B.A. Degree 2007 – Bowling Green State University
  • Member Workers' Compensation Section of the State Bar of California
  • Member San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Certified Law Clerk for Alternate Public Defender's Office, San Diego (2010)
  • Legal Intern, Workers' Compensation Division of the Office of the City Attorney, San Diego (2011)

KRISTIE S. HUTCHINSON

  • Associate Attorney – San Bernardino Office
  • J.D. Degree 1999 – Western State University College of Law
  • B.A.Degree 1980 – California State University - San Bernardino
  • Member and original founder of the "California Self Insurers Fraud Task Force" and past president of the "Southern California Council of Self Insurers"
  • Prior management of workers' compensation insurance carrier, Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office Workers' Compensation Fraud Unit and Los Angeles City Attorney's Office Workers' Compensation Fraud Division
  • Over 10 years experience in workers' compensation defense

RYAN L. DANIELS

  • Associate Attorney – Irvine Office
  • J.D. Degree 2011 – Whittier Law School
  • B.S. Degree 2008 – California State University, Long Beach
  • Member Workers' Compensation Section of the State Bar of California

EUGENE R. HALLETT III

  • Of Counsel – San Bernardino Office
  • Certified as a Specialist – Workers' Compensation – State of California
  • J.D. Degree, 1977 – Western State University College of Law
  • B.S. Degree, 1969 – California State University Riverside, California
  • "A.V." Martindale-Hubbell Attorney Rating
  • Over 32 years experience in workers' compensation defense