Fabiano Castro & Clem, LLP
Steve Fabiano is a Workers' Compensation Certified Specialist. He graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a BA degree in Finance and obtained a Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School in 1983. A member of the State Bar of California since 1983, his main practice for the past 20 years is in workers' compensation, primarily defending employers and insurance companies. He has extensive experience as a civil litigator, including 3 jury trials and well over 100 arbitrations, in matters involving automobile personal injury, uninsured motorist, premises liability and insurance bad faith. Mr. Fabiano has served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Los Angeles Municipal Court and as court-appointed arbitrator for the Los Angeles Superior Courts. He is a frequent speaker and instructor on workers' compensation matters at seminars and classes.
Mauricio Castro is a graduate of the University of California Los Angeles with a BA degree in Political Science. He obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Southwestern University School of Law. After admission to the bar, Mr. Castro has practiced Worker's Compensation since 2002 and is well versed in permanent disability ratings and utilization of the AMA Guidelines and interpretations of the physicians ACOEM terminology. Mr. Castro is a partner in the firm's Los Angeles office.
Denise Lloyd Clem obtained her BA degree in Psychology, with an emphasis in Business Administration and in Developmental Disabilities from UCLA in 1989. She obtained her Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School in 1992. She is admitted to practice in all California State Courts and the U.S. District Court for Central California. Ms. Clem has externed for the Honorable Kathleen P. March of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and has interned at the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. Her Workers' Compensation career includes the defense of bad faith actions, class actions and subrogation. She has extensive experience defending claims from initial filing through investigation, settlement and appeal. Ms. Clem is experienced in appellate level practice up to the California Supreme Court. Her blend of civil experience and workers' compensation experience make her especially suited to the defense and advisement of employers and insurers. Ms. Clem manages the firm's Orange County office.