Certified Worker’s Compensation Specialist and Boxer & Gerson Partner Maria Grasso has kept a steady pace of appearances around the state in recent years, addressing audiences sometimes comprised of fellow attorneys learning about the workers’ comp system and other times filled with union members there to learn about their rights in case of on-the-job injuries. Three recent events took her to Los Angeles in August, San Diego in September, and Oakland in early October, all of them involving business or attorney audiences and fellow panelists who brought their unique perspectives to bear on the workers’ comp system.
An August presentation to the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce in Los Angeles took place in connection with Sager’s role on the Executive Committee of the Workers’ Compensation Section for the California Lawyers Association (CLA). She joined Judge Sharon Velzy (middle in the photo above) and workers’ comp defense attorney Elizabeth Furlow (left), each panelist focusing on a different aspect of workers’ comp before opening the stage to audience questions.
In September, Sager traveled to San Diego and joined another three-person panel at the annual meeting of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the California Lawyers Association (CLA). Other panelists included her husband, Larry Sager, also a workers’ compensation attorney and adjunct professor at Golden Gate University School of Law, and retired Workers’ Compensation Judge, Mediator and Arbitrator George Miller.
October saw Sager stay closer to home with a presentation to the Alameda County Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Section in Oakland, where she once again joined in a different configuration with previous fellow panelists Elizabeth Furlow and Judge George Miller.
Amidst the various presentations and her usual caseload and partnership duties at Boxer & Gerson, Sager also marked a milestone on September 16 of assuming responsibility as Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the CLA, where she is succeeding David Skagg and will serve a one-year term.