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Scott M. Rubel

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 30 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, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1989


  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, 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

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California Applicants’ Attorneys Association, Board of Directors
  • 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