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Career Basics

On February 13, 2017, Linda Hertzberg joined the San Jose office. Linda has been involved in the California workers' compensation system since 1979. She spent her first few years as a workers' compensation claims examiner, becoming a hearing representative, and then a legal assistant, which included some work on the applicant’s side. This experience naturally led to pursuing a legal career. Since beginning legal practice in 1994, she has spent most of those years as a defense attorney, including running her own law office from 1995 through 2008. She has served as a Pro Tem Judge on several occasions. Her practice has been primarily at the San Jose and Salinas WCAB district offices, and in doing so has developed working relationships with most of the members of the Applicant's Bar and Workers' Compensation Judges at each venue.

Education

Linda graduated from Lincoln University of San Jose Law School, where she was on Law Review and the recipient of the Corpus Juris Secundum Award, while employed full time as a hearing representative and legal assistant for various insurance companies and a workers’ compensation defense practice. She attended college at the University of California, Davis, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.

Professional Membership

Linda is a member of the State Bar of California and a member of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the State Bar of California.

Personal Note

I was drawn to practice law while working as a workers’ compensation hearing representative, handling all aspects of workers’ compensation litigation, short of appeals. I found the legal field to be intellectually stimulating, challenging and ever-changing; just what you want in a career! As a lawyer, I have regular contact with inspirational and intelligent associates and clients who challenge me daily with new and interesting problems and issues. There is never a dull moment in workers’ compensation law!

I have been blessed to have a wonderful loving and supportive family. My children were three and four years of age when I started law school, while continuing to work full time. As I look back, I consider that to be one of my greatest accomplishments, which would not have been possible without that love and support. Besides allowing me to pursue my passion for the law, I realized that you really can accomplish your goals through dedication, hard work, and perseverance. I sometimes surprise people when they learn of my alter-ego: a drummer in a rock band! I have no plans to quit my day job, but it sure provides a great outlet!