The leader in workers’ compensation defense law.

Counseling employers and insurance carriers throughout California.

Career Basics

Elliott Castaneda has practiced in the California workers' compensation system since he began practicing in California in 2004. He started his practice on the applicant's side and quickly learned that he was better suited to the defense of employers, third party administrators, and insurance carriers. His prior life practicing various aspects of civil and administrative law in Pennsylvania has allowed him a unique appreciation for practicing in the workers' compensation system and allows him to present a unique perspective to his practice.


Elliott graduate from the Villanova University School of law in 1997. Before graduating he served as a legal research assistant. He attended college at California State University, Dominguez Hills where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in political science with honors.

Professional Membership

Elliott is a member of the State Bar of California. Prior to practicing in California he was also a member of the State bar of Pennsylvania.

Personal Note

One of the most challenging aspects of practicing in the workers' compensation system is that it is constantly evolving. This keeps the practice fresh and exciting since you are always learning the changes in law and makes sure that you never grow bored.

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