Tamanee A. Armstrong
On October 16, 1995, Tamanee Armstrong commenced her employment with Mullen and Filippi in the Fresno office. Tamanee was voted in as an Associate Partner in July 1997. Tamanee has practiced workers’ compensation since 1987, starting her career as an applicant attorney for three years. In 1990 she changed her focus and became a workers’ compensation defense attorney. As part of her practice she represents insurance carriers, third-party administrators and employers as it pertains to all aspects of workers’ compensation claims and related matters. She has developed working relationships with the Fresno WCAB judges as well as the local workers’ compensation bar.
Tamanee graduated as valedictorian from San Joaquin College of Law in 1986. She, along with her law school partner, was awarded the Moot Court Best Appellate Brief. While in law school she was a certified law student which allowed her to make court appearances. She volunteered in the Public Defender’s office. Prior to law school, she graduated from California State University, Fresno with a degree in Microbiology and a minor in Chemistry.
Tamanee is a member of the State Bar of California. She has been a member of the Fresno County Bar Association. She has also been a member of the California Worker’s Compensation Defense Attorney’s Association. Tamanee has taught multiple Insurance Education Association (IEA) classes, including the IEA basic and advanced rating classes for approximately 10 years.
I chose to practice workers' compensation law because of my interest and past scientific training. Just prior to attending law school I had worked in hospitals and wanted a way to incorporate my interest in medicine with law. I have found the practice of worker’s compensation to be dynamic and never static. This has given me the opportunity to continuously learn something new both medically and legally and then apply it to multiple interesting and challenging case facts.
I have quite a variety of non work interests. I especially enjoy working with fabrics and textiles, including quilting, weaving and felting. I like to challenge myself and so I “partly” overcame my fear of heights by obtaining my pilot’s license. I am very lucky to live in the mountains. I enjoy the beauty and solitude and especially the variety of wild “pets” that come to visit. I think we have given names to every deer, until they eat my flowers, and then they are yelled at with only one name!