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Julius Young

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Oakland, California
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A Partner at Boxer & Gerson LLP, Julius has practiced worker’s compensation and social security disability law since 1979. He has represented thousands of individuals who have sustained life-changing injuries or illnesses while on the job. In every case, his goal is to secure the medical treatments his clients need and the maximum benefits they are entitled to so they and their families can survive what may be a potentially devastating circumstance.

Long recognized by his peers as an excellent trial attorney and negotiator, Julius is well known in the legal community for that expertise. He is the founder, writer, and editor of an award winning blog on workers’ compensation and wider more far ranging and always engaging political issues, http://www.workerscompzone.com/. The blog has twice been selected as winner or co-winner of the top workers’ comp blog in the US by Lexis/Nexis. In addition, Julius and his defense attorney colleague, Richard Jacobsmeyer, have a website video series, The Comp Guys (see link), that never fails to inform.

Julius is particularly skilled in presenting testimony of vocational experts and economists in cases where the issue is one of total disability and impairment. He enjoys the intersection of law and medicine as well as the use of expert testimony in his cases.

A Board member of the California State Bar Executive Committee in Workers’ Compensation from 2007 to 2010, Julius has long been involved in the larger workers’ compensation community. He has sat as a Judge Pro Tem at the ECAB since 2005, has been consultant to Lexis Nexis on workers’ compensation publications since 2008, has been an instructor on Social Security disability issues for Lohrman Seminars, and has lectured widely to many union groups such as the Teamsters, Machinists, UFCW, IBEW, SEIU, AFSCME, Northern California Carpenters, Painters and others. He has also lectured at the request of the California Applicant’s Attorneys Association, the Industrial Claims Association, State Compensation Insurance Find, the California Society of Industrial Medicine, the Diablo Valley Claims Association, and others.

In addition, Julius has acted as a training consultant for the US Hastings Employment Law Center Workers’ Compensation Clinic, has acted as an advisor to Worksafe on workers’ compensation and safety issues, and is currently serving on an Advisory Committee re Rand Institute studies at the request of the California Commission on Health, Safety, and Workers’ Compensation.

Areas of Practice

  • Worker's Compensation
  • Social Security Disability

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1977


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1976
  • Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, California
    • M.A.
    • Major: Religion
  • University of East Anglia, Norwich, England
  • Davidson College, North Carolina
    • B.A.
    • Major: History

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California Applicants’ Attorneys Association
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives
  • State Bar of California
  • Alemeda County Bar Assoication
  • ACLU of Northern California
  • Alameda County Democratic Lawyers Club
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2014 - Best Lawyers(R) - Best Law Firms - U.S. News & World Report

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Rotunda Building- Suite 500
Oakland, CA 94612
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840 Malcolm Road, Suite 200
Burlingame, CA 94010
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Concord, CA 94520
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740 4th Street
Suite 101
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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