The leader in workers’ compensation defense law.

Counseling employers and insurance carriers throughout California.

Career Basics

Francisco joined Mullen & Filippi in 2022. He represents employers, third-party administrators, and insurance carriers with respect to workers’ compensation claims and related matters. Francisco values aggressive file handling and zealous representation of his clients. He advocates for early resolution that saves his clients money. Prior to joining Mullen & Filippi, Francisco worked for six years for a firm representing injured workers in workers' compensation law. During that time, he became familiarized with the workers compensation system from various viewpoints by first working as a legal assistant and quickly moving his way up the firm's ranks before ultimately becoming a hearing representative.

Education

Francisco completed his undergraduate career at University of California, Santa Barbara, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics - Language, Culture & Society and also became a member of Gamma Zeta Alpha. After receiving his B.A. degree, Francisco pursued his law career at the Santa Barbara College of Law. During law school, he interned in the consumer protection department for the Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County. He also interned for Anticouni & Ricotta, an employment law firm that represents both employers and employees in labor-related disputes.

Professional Membership

Francisco is a member of the State Bar of California.

Personal Note

I grew up playing sports competitively, and I carry that same competitive spirit to the legal arena, where it motivates me to continuously sharpen my skills and be better prepared than my opponents when it comes to litigation.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading and staying up to date on current events. When I get the opportunity, I also like to travel leisurely throughout California and appreciate its natural beauty and the energy of its people. I look forward to representing employers throughout all of California's towns, both big and small!