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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

RENE A. MUNOZ 

Rene A. Munoz

Email: renemunoz@shawlaw.org

EDUCATION

University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, CA, J.D. May 2006

Activities: Vice President of La Raza Law Student association; Intensive Advocacy Program

Summer Study Abroad, 2004: Dublin, Ireland and Prague, Czech Republic

 

University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA, B.A. Political Science, May 2002

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Shaw, Jacobsmeyer, Crain & Claffey, Oakland, CA 2014 - Present
Associate Attorney
 

Law Offices of Jamie Skebba, Los Angeles, CA 2013–2014

Associate Attorney

In-house counsel for American International Group (AIG) resposible for defending workers’ compensation claims against insured employers.

Appeared at the Los Angeles, Marina Del Rey, and Van Nuys Workers’ Compensation Appeals Boards.

Tried various workers’ compensation matters before the WCAB.

Represented AIG in various arbitrations on issues of contribution.

Formulated actions plans and executed them to completion by either settlement, or trial.

Made various presentations to claims offices on updates to new legislation and also on rating pursuant to the AMA guides.

 

Kegel, Tobin & Truce, APC, Los Angeles, CA 2010 – 2013

Associate Attorney

Workers’ Compensation defense attorney responsible for managing a case load of approximately one-hundred actively litigated cases.

Argue motions before various judges in disputed claims.

Prepare for and conduct depositions of applicants.

Draft Petitions for Dismissal, Objections to Declaration of Readiness to Proceed, Petitions to Strike Expert Witnesses.

Negotiate settlements including Stipulations with Requests for Awards, and Compromises and Releases.

Cross-examine expert witnesses in connection with the AMA guides.

Litigated liens following resolution of the case-in-chief.

 

Wallen & Klarich, A Law Corporation, Ventura, CA 2008-2010

Associate Attorney

Lead attorney in criminal matters with full oversight of investigations, trial planning, motions, discovery, legal research, and courtroom appearances.

Managed the Ventura office and was responsible for representing approximately fifty clients in active criminal matters at one time.

Defended several clients at preliminary hearings and argued motions.

Maintained positive client relations with persons undergoing extremely stressful periods in their lives.

Represented clients in felony drug matters, forgery complaints, domestic violence cases, battery allegations, gang enhancements, child molestation charges, etc.

 

Los Angeles County District Attorney, Los Angeles, CA 2007-2008

Prosecuting attorney in criminal matters.

Tried six jury trials to verdict.

Conducted over two-hundred preliminary hearings.

Responsible for managing busy trial calendar while simultaneously handling most administrative matters associated with government practice.

Researched, drafted, and argued legal motions.

Counseled and coached witnesses with various levels of sophistication for trial and preliminary hearings.

 

United State Attorney’s Office, San Francisco, CA 2005-2006

Intern

Worked alongside Assistant United States Attorneys in preparation for trial and the prosecution of federal crimes.

 

Adelson, Testan & Brundo, San Francisco, CA 2005

Intern

Gained valuable exposure and insight to the realities of Workers’ Compensation litigation and other employment law matters.

 

LAUSD Office of General Counsel, Los Angeles, CA 2004

Intern

Assisted attorneys in the human resources team in employment termination cases and disciplinary hearings.

Attended and observed several depositions and Skelly hearings.

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

State Bar of CA California; U.S. District Court (Central District CA), December 2006

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

Fluent in Spanish

 

 

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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