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Tiffany Speers brought her highly productive and varied workers’ compensation experience to Boxer & Gerson, LLP early in 2018 after the first phase of her career saw her working on the defense side of the table. After joining the defense firm Wiggins, Richard and Romano as a law clerk while studying at the University of San Francisco School of Law, she joined the firm as an associate attorney shortly after her graduation and passage of the bar exam in 2002. While there, she engaged in a full range of litigation for employers, public entities and third-party administrators, with a special emphasis on appellate work.
In 2004, she joined the larger national defense firm Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell and Jimenez in San Francisco as an associate attorney. Promoted to managing attorney in 2007, she was tapped barely two years later to become managing partner, a position she held until her move to Boxer & Gerson.
“I came to Boxer & Gerson after a long series of discussions with them,” she says. “It wasn’t quite the right time for a long while, but I finally came to the realization there was something beyond the rigid requirements of defense work. This was the only plaintiff’s firm I would have considered. Workers’ comp is a small community, and your reputation is all you have. Boxer & Gerson’s is as solid as it comes, and I thought my experience would allow me to have an impact.”
Speers holds her field’s coveted credential of certified workers’ compensation specialist, and her extensive experience in public speaking, education and litigation management programs has helped enhance the depth and range of services Boxer & Gerson provides its clients. Still, with an elementary school age daughter at home and a marriage to a Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board judge, Speers also relishes the flexibility the firm offers for its attorneys to carry on a life outside the office.
“They give you a great platform here to do your work and also make it conducive for family life,” she says. “Not having to choose between the two makes all the difference.”
• California, 2002
University of San Francisco School of Law • J.D. 2002
University of California, Santa Barbara • B.S. Political Science & Communications 1999
• California State Bar
• Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law – The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
• Alameda County Bar Association
• California Applicants’ Attorneys Association
• Member, Workers’ Compensation Section of California State Bar
• Former Legal Counsel (2008), San Francisco Industrial Claims Association