Justine N. Barraza
Justine began working in the workers' compensation system in 2014, initially as an applicant attorney but subsequently made the switch to defense. Since making the decision to represent the defendant in the workers' compensation system she has represented employers, third party administrators and insurance carriers in various claims. Justine joined Mullen and Filippi in 2017 and is currently working towards attaining her certification as a workers' compensation specialist.
Justine obtained her law degree from the University of La Verne College of Law in 2013. Her background includes a Bachelor's of Arts in Business Administration from California State University of San Bernardino and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of La Verne.
Justine has been a member of the State Bar of California since 2013 and current member of the workers' compensation section of the State Bar of California.
Since beginning the practice of law I have come to learn that each case, no matter how similar the basic facts, is unique in its own way. Each case will twist and turn based on the parties involved and their interactions with each other. Because of this, it is always important to be aware of who you are dealing with and understand that your actions today will shape the way your are perceived and treated later.
When I was younger I always thought the only way to succeed was to break your back with hard work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and leave the finer things in life for retirement. Having done that for a number of years, I have learned that being successful is about balance. While it is necessary to work hard at what you do, it is also important to take the time to breathe on occasion and enjoy time with family, vacations or even just simple moments of silence. Since becoming a parent, I feel that this is one of the hardest ideas to explain as it seems to always be taken to one extreme or the other. But I guess, this is a live and learn type of lesson that comes to each of us at our own time. So please excuse me while I crack this file open and turn my music up loud so I have something to work to.