CHRISTOPHER M. HEFLEY
Mr. Hefley is the founder, CEO and Managing Shareholder of Hefley Law, APC. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science, graduating cum laude with a Minor in Psychology. Mr. Hefley earned his Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law, during which time he clerked for the Los Angeles City attorney, Civil Liability division. Further he assisted in researching and drafting portions of the book “Understanding White Collar Crime”, as a research assistant for Professor J. Kelly Strader and he served as a Certified Law Clerk performing dozens of preliminary hearings with the Los Angeles District Attorneys’ office.
Prior to founding Hefley Law, APC he worked for several years at a boutique workers compensation firm as well as with a large state wide workers compensation firm serving as the Senior Managing Attorney for nearly a decade. Prior to that, Mr. Hefley was a Senior Associate County Counsel with the Los Angeles County Counsel, Workers Compensation Division for several years.
Mr. Hefley is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation and has conducted numerous presentations over the years for TPA’s, Insurance companies, Government Entities and Self-Insured clients. Mr. Hefley currently sits on the ABA Section of Litigation Committees for Employment and Labor Relations and Ethics and Professionalism and is a member of the Committee for Worker’s Compensation. He is also designated as a Special Master by the State Bar of California serving all of Los Angeles County. Mr. Hefley previously served as a Judge Pro Tem for Los Angeles Superior Court.
Mr. Hefley spends his time away from the office with his wife and children.
California State Bar
- Designated Special Master-Los Angeles County
- Certified Specialist, Workers Compensation Law
Member, Section of Litigation Committee for Employment and Labor Relations
- Member, Section of Litigation Committee for Ethics and Professionalism
- Member, Committee for Worker’s Compensation
- ABA Delegate for CA State Bar, Alternate
- Pro Tem Judge, Superior Court 2012-2015
LA County Bar Association
- Member 2001-present
South Bay Bar Association
- Member 2010-present
Eun Jae Kim v. B.C.D. Tofu House, Inc.; Cypress Insurance Company, et. al
(SIGNIFICANT PANEL DECISION)
Case No. ADJ9086333
79 Cal. Comp. Cases 140
The Appeals Board held that without regard to Court Administrator Rule 10252, which limits expedited hearings to specific issues in accepted claims, an expedited hearing may be requested and conducted under Labor Code section 5502(b)(2) and Administrative Director Rule 9767.6(c) to determine whether the employee must treat in the employer's medical provider network during the 90-day delay period, under Labor Code section 5402(b), that the employer has to investigate and determine whether to accept or reject the claim.
Carmen Sanchez v. Crown City Plating Case
No. ADJ555495 74 Cal. Comp. Cases 113
Wausau Underwriters Insurance Co. v. W.C.A.B. (Sanchez, Carmen), WCAB held that applicant’s permanent disability from three industrial injuries was “inextricably intertwined” under Benson v. W.C.A.B. (2009) 170 Cal. App. 4th 1535, 89 Cal. Rptr. 3d 166, 74 Cal. Comp. Cases 113, - Subsequently, After multiple trials and Petitions for Reconsiderations, the WCAB held that CIGA (represented by Mr. Hefley) was entitled to reimbursement for an accepted 1995 CT claim and the other 2 inextricably intertwined specific injuries in which CIGA had established there was "other insurance" under Insurance Code Section 1063.1(c)(9), with said claim exceeding $1.2 million dollars including pre and post judgement interest.
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