Putting to good use his seven years of past service as a partner in a legal firm that defended large self-insured employers and insurance companies, Boxer & Gerson Workers’ Compensation Attorney Justin Litvack was one of four attorneys chosen to participate in a recent seminar entitled “Secrets From the Other Side.”
The morning-long discussion was organized by the California Applicant Attorneys Association, and was intended to shed light on common defense tactics that seek to deny or delay benefits to deserving injured workers. It was held at the Berkeley Marina Hotel, and attracted some 150 fellow attorneys and other industry professionals.
Litvack’s previous work on the defense side of the table eventually led him to realize that workers too often got the short end of decisions, their injuries minimized and awards not commensurate with the nature and extent of their disabilities. He decided to parlay that experience into becoming an effective advocate on their behalf, more deeply informed than he otherwise would have been in how to counter defense team strategies. He joined Boxer & Gerson in 2012.
Litvack is a Bay Area native who hails from a family of legal professionals. His father is a retired administrative law judge for the National Labor Relations Board.
After earning his bachelor’s degree at the University of Washington, he graduated from law school at the University of Santa Clara, where he served as editor of the Law Review before graduating in 2005.