Scott Rubel is an aggressive and thorough Workers Compensation litigator. Recovery for the injured worker totals win the millions over his 25 year experience.



Scott M. Rubel is our Managing Partner and practices exclusively in our Workers' Compensation Department. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications in 1984. He received his Juris Doctor from The University of San Diego School of Law in 1988.

Mr. Rubel is a Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation in accordance with the Rules of the California State Bar and has been representing injured Workers' for nearly 34 years. He serves on the Board of Directors of the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association and has served on that Board since 1994. Mr. Rubel teaches extensively in his field having conducted seminars for other Workers’ Compensation practitioners including attorneys, doctors, support staff, future practitioners and union representatives. He has conducted seminars in the areas of Medical-Legal Reporting, Discovery, Negotiation, General Workers’ Compensation Law, Trial Practice, Appellate Practice, Psychiatric Injury, Permanent Disability Rating, Sanctions and Penalties, and Workers’ Compensation Fraud. Mr. Rubel has also spent a great deal of time lobbying in the State Capitol for more effective Workers’ Compensation laws to benefit injured Workers. Mr. Rubel is a zealous and tireless advocate always choosing strategies that will most benefit his clients.

Areas of Practice
Workers' Compensation Law

Litigation Percentage
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions
  • California, 1989
  • Illinois, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1989


University of San Diego School of Law, S.D., California, J.D. – 1988
Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois, B.S. – 1984
   Major: Communications

  • CAAA Rehabilitation Seminar (Co-Author), 1996
  • CAAA Paralegal Seminar, 1999
  • CAAA Convention Speaker, Work Comp Fraud, 2002
  • California State Bar – WC Division Seminar, Depositions, 2002
  • CAAA Convention Speaker, Ethics, 2003
  • CAAA Convention Speaker, Sanctions for Bad Faith Tactics, 2011
  • Article: Understanding the “Catastrophe” of SB-863, 2012
  • CAAA Rating Seminar Speaker/Moderator, Rating a Psychiatric Injury, 2012
  • Medical Group Seminar, Accurate Rating of Permanent Disability, 2017
  • CAAA Convention Speaker, Psychiatric Injuries, 2018
  • CAAA Convention Speaker, Settlement Documents, 2018
  • CAAA Convention Speaker, Internal Injuries and Causation, 2019
  • CAAA Harbor Chapter Speaker, Apportionment Under the Hikida Case, 2019
  • CAAA GIE Chapter Meeting, New WCAB Regulations, 2020
  • CAAA Convention Speaker, Initial 30 Days of Setting Up a New Claim, 2021
  • CAAA GIE Chapter Meeting - Workers' Compensation Death Claims in California, 2023
  • Medical Group Seminar - The Impact of Medical Management in Workers' Compensation, 2024
  • CAAA Convention Speaker - Taking Effective Doctor Depositions, 2024

Professional Associations and Memberships
  • California Applicants’ Attorneys Association, Board of Directors
  • Workplace Injury Litigation Group, Member
  • Special Investigation Unit and Dept. of Ins. Committee, Chair
  • VIAW Liaison Committee, Chair
  • Regulations Committee, Chair
  • Chapter President – Desert 1994-1998
  • Chapter President – Greater Inland Empire Chapter 2015-2017
  • Chapter Presidents Liaison

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