Michael V. W. Crain
Cell Phone: (510)-910-8263
Lincoln School of Law, Los Angeles, CA Juris Doctor
Moot Court Board - Law Review
St. Mary's College, Moraga, CA Bachelor of Arts, English
Shaw, Jacobmsyer, Crain & Claffey, July 2006 to present
Founding Partner, Oakland office of multi-office Workers' Compensation Defense Firm
Adelson, Testan & Brundo, March 2004 to July 2006
Managing Attorney , Concord, CA, Managed office of up to 7 attorneys
November 2001 - June 2004, Concord, CA
Associate Attorney. Representation of employers and insurance carriers before the WCAB, Civil experience and related matters.
Breall & Breall, May 2001 to November 2001, Walnut Creek, CA
Managing Attorney for Walnut Creek office of San Francisco based law firm. Oversee all worker's compensation litigation, subrogation claims and civil litigation cases. Defense of workers' compensation claims for self-insured employers, third party administrators and insurance carriers.
Fremont Compensation Insurance Co., April 1999 - May 2001.
San Francisco and Sacramento, CA In-house Litigation Supervising Attorney. Supervised litigation in San Francisco and Sacramento offices. Acted as liaison between claims and Worker's Compensation Appeals Board Presiding Judges. Handled complex worker's compensation claims. Performed audits on outside counsel law firms as well as the in-house counsel program.
Wausau Insurance Co., (Later Liberty Ins. Co.), Andressen and James 1997 - 1999,
In-house law firm for Wausau Ins. Co., San Francisco, CA Senior Litigation Attorney. Handled complex worker's compensation matters, subrogation matters and asbestos claims. Acted as counsel to claims in establishing state wide utilization review protocols. Handled negotiations for medical management contracts with Prudential Ins. Co. in New Jersey. Established peer review panel of physicians in California.
Law Offices of Michael V. W. Crain, 1990 - 1997, Walnut Creek, CA
Private practice. Represented Defendants in Workers Compensation Litigation Maritime matters, civil litigation and employment litigation. Handled employment law matters including labor code violations, defense of EEOC claims, OSHA claims and Wage and Hour matters. Established drug screening protocols for clients, developed personnel manuals, employment contract and trade secret agreements for employer clients. Conducted audits of insurance company workers compensation carriers on behalf of employers.
Korte & Crain, 1985 - 1990, San Francisco, CA
Specialized in insurance defense, employment law, complex litigation, workers compensation, Jones Act and casualty matters throughout California and the Northwest. Claims included Maritime, Longshore Act, Alaska Workers Compensation, Cal Osha Defense, FEHA and EEOC claims, as well as subrogation matters. Represented National Self insured clients, third party administrators and insurance carriers.
Korte, Crain, Heisler & Bray, 1979 - 1985, San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA
Employment law and related matters, complex litigation, workers' compensation Jones Act and casualty matters. Claims included Maritime, Longshore Act, Alaska Workers Compensation, Cal Osha Defense, FEHA and EEOC claims, as well as subrogation matters.
Korte, Crain & Parente, 1977 - 1979 San Francisco and Los Angeles firm.
The founding firm that become Korte, Cram, Heisler and Bray. Practice fields and litigation emphasis the same.
Presented seminars and training sessions for self insured employer's, third party administrators and insurance companies in all aspects of worker's compensation, and subrogation including 132A claims, serious and willful claims, safety training and defense of Cal-OSHA citations.
Prepared in-house education material and lectures for Fremont Compensation. Prepared and established Utilization Review Protocols in California in accordance with reform legislation requirements for Wausau Ins. Co. Trained junior associates in trial work.