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Kevin Shaw
Richard M. Jacobsmeyer Esq.
Michael V. W. Crain
James H. Claffey
Trey Heisler
Jerold A. Rose
Jerrold Siegel
Thomas P. Mastro
Sam Lebovitz
Joan Ganz
Melissa Price Matovich
Rene A. Munoz

One Sansome Street
Suite 3500, PMB 1024
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (415) 398-3198
Fax: (866) 926-4601

475-14th Street
Suite 850
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 645-7172
Fax: (866) 563-0092

16030 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 450
Encino, CA 91436
Phone: (818) 205-1215
Fax: (866) 472-9755

500 N. State College Blvd.
Suite 1100
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: (714) 919-4452
Fax: (866) 472-9755

7775 N. Palm Ave.
Suite 102-89
Fresno, CA 93711
Phone: (559) 272-8602
Fax: (559) 272-8603

8880 Cal Center Drive
Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95826
Phone: (916) 438-6952
Fax: (866) 563-0092

111 N. Market Street
Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 236-7317
Fax: (866) 563-0092




Joan Ganz




University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, CA. Doctorate of Jurisprudence 1982

Valley College, Van Nuys, CA

Sierra College, Rocklin, CA



Shaw, Jacobsmeyer, Crain & Claffey, August 2013 - Present

Opened Sacramento office of Shaw Jacobsmeyer responsible for administrative management, marketing, and workers compensation litigation from inception of claim through the appellate process.

Adelson, Testan, Brundo and Jimenez, March 2004- August 2013

Sacramento and San Francisco, CA.  Managing Attorney at Law

Administrative management, marketing, and workers compensation litigation from inception of claim through the appellate process.


Rahn, Holbrook and Murphy, LLP, January 2001- March 2004

Sacramento, CA. Attorney at Law

Subrogation and workers compensation defense, including heavy litigation and client education seminars.


Grancell, Liebovitz, Marx & Barnes, November 2000- December 2001

Sacramento, CA. Attorney at Law

Aggressive litigation practice, including client contact and subrogation.


Mullen and Filippi, September 1985- November 2000

Sacramento, CA. Associate Partner

Subrogation and workers compensation defense, including civil litigation and client contact; responsible for training and educating new attorneys in civil litigation.


Jones & Stephens, July 1984- September 1985

Roseville, CA. Attorney at Law

Litigation practice, including client contact, research, pleadings, and law and motion.


Howard University School of Law, August 1982- July 1984

Washington, DC. Fellow- Reginald Huber Smith Fellowship

Congressional fellowship included 75% work with a poverty agency and 25% work with Legal Services of Northern California representing women inmates in sexual discrimination and civil rights litigation cases. Represented the first woman inmate in Nevada County to successfully obtain a child care work furlough.


Sacramento Superior Court, April 1981- May 1982

Sacramento, CA. Legal Researcher

Prepared legal opinions for criminal and civil court judges, reviewed and recommended disposition of writs of habeas corpus.


Placer County Superior Court, March 1980- March 1981

Auburn, CA. Law Clerk

Researched civil law, prepared jury instructions, assisted with opinion writing for the court.


Placer County Public Defenders Office & District Attorneys Office,  August 1979- March 1980

Legal Intern

Provided a variety of services through the McGeorge School of Law, including legal research, criminal sentencing computation; received certification to represent the County in court under supervision



Member, California State Bar Association and Sacramento County Bar Association

Admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court and Eastern District Federal Court

Past president, Women Lawyers of Placer County

Member, California Women Lawyers Association

Past Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Mediator, Nevada County Superior Court, Placer County Superior Courts, and Sacramento County Superior Courts.

Pro Tem Judge, Workers Compensation Appeals Board, Stockton, CA



Awarded Reginald Huber Smith Congressional Fellowship

Member of McGeorge School of Law Deans List, 1979 to 1982

Traynor Honor Society Nominee. Invited to write for Pacific Law Journal, 1980.

Nominee Faye Stender Award (Outstanding Woman Lawyer, 1985 CWL)




Certified Specialist, Workers' Compensation Law The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
Shaw, Jacobsmeyer, Crain & Claffey, PC
475 14th Street Suite 500, Oakland, CA 94612 Phone:(510) 645-7172 Fax (866) 563-0092

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