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PHIL NEAL WALKER

Phil Walker Work Comp Savings
250 King Street, Suite 414
San Francisco, CA 94107
415-816-3527
phil@askphilwalker.com

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Phil Walker is a Professional Speaker, Teacher, and National Trial Counsel for employers in California workers’ compensation and Longshore defense. For over 30 years, he has represented California’s airlines, shipyards, steel companies, retailers, universities, and insurers including the University of California, Stanford University Medical Center, Alcoa, Bethlehem Steel, USX Corporation, United Airlines, and the US Army.

Mr. Walker served as House Counsel for USX Corporation, General Counsel for New York City’s largest residential real estate firm–Insignia Douglas Elliman–and Managing Attorney for Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company. He was a Partner with Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi.

Mr. Walker is a member of the Bars of California, New York, and the District of Columbia. He was educated at Vanderbilt University, where he studied creative writing and public speaking, and Washington & Lee Law School. Phil has been a national legal columnist for Genre Magazine and host of his own television show in San Francisco. He appeared as “the Clerk of Court” with Gene Hackman in Class Action.

BIOGRAPHICAL HIGHLIGHTS

Who’s Who (Cambridge)
Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals
Business Who’s Who
Martindale-Hubbell AV-Rated Attorney (highest rating by fellow attorneys)

Chief Executive Officer, Phil Neal Walker Law Corporation
Defending California Employers in Workers’ Comp
Evaluating Claims Handling and Recovering Employer Premiums
Trial of Employee Classification Issues before Calif. Dept. of Insur.

Consultant to Employers: Workers’ Comp Claims Management, Claims
Handling and Negligence, Premium Recovery, Employee
Classification for Premium Calculation, Experience Modification
Reduction, and Settlement of Complex and Large Cases

Expert Witness: Claims Mismanagement by Insurers and TPA’s
(Currently scheduled to testify in 2 Federal trials on behalf of Employers.)

The AMA Guides to …Permanent Impairment [5th Edition]
Before California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board
Admitted in all cases; Prevailed: 4 cases; Not prevail: 1 case

Trial Counsel, California Workers’ Compensation (32 years)
Trial Counsel, US Longshore and Defense Base cases (32 years)

Author, The AMA Guides Made Simple [Fifth Edition] (2008)
Author, The Longshore Act Made Simple (2005)
Author, Medical-Legal Evaluations Made Simple with Dr. John Alchemy (2013)

Nationally-recognized Expert on The AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment [5th Edition]

FEATURED SPEAKER

Mayo Clinic National Disability Conference
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (Keynote)
American Association of Disability Evaluating Physicians (Keynote)
Forensic Expert Witness Association (Keynote Speaker)
SEAK National Workers’ Compensation Conference (Keynote)
California Workers’ Comp Institute (Keynote)
California Orthopedic Association
Florida Workers’ Compensation Institute
California Workers’ Compensation Institute
Utah Workers’ Compensation Institute
Signal National Longshore Conference
New York University Stern School of Business
California Workers’ Comp. Defense Attorneys’ Association Annual Mtg.
California Self-Insurers’ Association
California Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau Conference

EXPERTISE

  • Defending Employers in California Workers’ Compensation
  • Claims Analysis: Claims Handling, Reserving, Settlement
  • Settlement of Large/Complex and Reinsurance cases
  • Resolving Alcoholism and Drug Dependence in Work Comp
  • Saving Employers Money in Work Comp: Premium Reduction and Refunds, Employee Classification, Recovery for Claims, Mishandling, Claims against Insurers
  • Expert Witness: AMA Rating and Permanent Disability Calculation
  • Consultant to Employers: Work Comp Savings, Claims Handling and Supervision, Premium Reduction and Refunds, Employee Classification before the California Work Comp Insurance Bureau

EDUCATION

Washington & Lee University Law School, J.D. 1981
Member, Law Review
Constitutional Moot Court Team
Winner, AmJur Award in Corporate Law

Vanderbilt University, BA (English, Creative Writing) 1977
Freshman Class President

EMPLOYMENT

Chief Executive Officer, Phil Neal Walker Law Corporation (San Francisco)
Partner, Lewis, Brisbois (San Francisco)
General Counsel, Insignia Douglas Elliman (New York)
Managing Attorney, Fireman’s Fund (San Francisco)
Partner, Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi (San Francisco)
House Counsel, USX Corporation (Western US)
Law Clerk, US Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps (Fort Gordon)

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