The East Bay Chapter of the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association presented Boxer & Gerson, LLP Founding Partner Michael Gerson with the inaugural Barry J. Williams Lifetime Achievement Award at Disco Volante in Oakland on December 15. Mr. Williams, who passed away in 2004, was a legend in the California workers’ compensation community. He had served as a WCAB judge, litigated thousands of cases through the years with many DCA and Supreme Court victories, and was a founding partner of Airola, Williams & Ringgold in San Francisco, along with later successors Williams, Otis and Paterno. Barry later worked with Michael at Boxer & Gerson LLP for approximately five years. It was noted by presenters that Michael, a past president of CAAA and member of the Board of Governors, has brought passion, intelligence, and a strong work ethic to the office he co-founded over 35 years ago. He has represented thousands of injured workers over the years with unparalleled skill.
We at Boxer & Gerson LLP join CAAA-East Bay in congratulating Mike on his award.