Dennis A. Popalardo Jr.
Dennis' Team
Sonia Munoz
Sonia Munoz
Legal Assistant
Veronica Campana
Veronica Campana
Legal Secretary

Dennis A. Popalardo Jr., Partner

Workers' Compensation

Dennis Popalardo has devoted his entire practice to the field of workers’ compensation since his admission to the California State Bar in 1992. To Dennis, the practice of law boils down to simple values: doing good and helping people. He finds great satisfaction in making a difference in the lives of injured workers, and he takes pride in representing clients from a wide range of professions. Over the years, he’s developed many special industry niches, including delivery and garbage truck drivers, firefighters, police officers, professional athletes, and supermarket workers.

Before joining Boxer+Gerson, Dennis was a managing partner at a nationwide insurance defense firm. He’s a certified workers’ comp specialist by the California State Bar, and in 2006 he was recognized by San Francisco Magazine as one of Northern California’s “Super Lawyers.” He served as the past update author of California Workers’ Compensation Practice, and he wrote the workers’ comp chapter of the California Basic Practice Handbook.

Dennis enjoys reading, gardening, watching sports, and anything that allows for time with his wife and son.

Dennis' parents and grandparents were blue-collar workers and union members, and he was the first person in his family to go to college.

Case highlights
  • $1 million settlement for a hospital nurse who was assaulted by a patient
  • $600,000 settlement for a mechanic who injured his spine while lifting a brake drum at work
  • 80% permanent disability award for a manicurist who fell at work and injured her spine, plus a separate 25% award for a cumulative injury she had suffered on the job
  • A permanent total disability award for a professor at City College of San Francisco
Bar admissions
  • California, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1992
Education
  • Pepperdine University School of Law
    • Malibu, California
    • J.D.
  • Fairfield University
    • Fairfield, Connecticut
    • B.A., Politics, cum laude
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • California Applicants’ Attorneys Association, Board of Directors and Education Committee Co-chair
  • Kids’ Chance of California, Co-chair of Scholarship Committee
  • City of Alameda Health Care District Board of Directors
Dennis' Team's Team
Sonia Munoz
Sonia Munoz
Legal Assistant
Veronica Campana
Veronica Campana
Legal Secretary

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