Joseph Waxman
Joseph Waxman has  been selected as 2015 Workers'
Compensation Attorney of the Year by the California State Bar.


Joseph Waxman graduated cum laude from the University of California at Los Angeles in1972. He graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. in1975 and has been practicing as a workers' compensation attorney on behalf of injured workers in California for the past 43 years. Joe is a certified specialist in workers' compensation law as certified by the State Bar of California. He has been a guest lecturer for the State Bar of California Workers' Compensation Section, the California Applicants' Attorneys' Association, City College of San Francisco, the Industrial Claims' Association, and various local unions.



Joseph Waxman has been awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Northern California applicants attorneys Association, has been selected as a Northern California super lawyer for the past several years and has been rated as an A-V preeminent attorney by Martindale Hubble.

Jim Achermann

Mr. Achermann’s practice is focused on Workers Compensation, Labor,  Employment and Personal Injury cases.  Since his admission to the California State Bar, Mr. Achermann has represented Injured workers both within the workers compensation system as well as employees in both  public and private sector labor unions, providing advice and advocacy in arbitration, administrative proceedings, and litigation. In addition, Mr. Achermann has represented employees and workers in discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination cases throughout the state of California.


Jim is a graduate of The University of California at Davis (B.A. 2004) where he majored in both Political Science and History. Mr. Achermann obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2008.  While in law school, Jim was co-founder and President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Association.


Mr. Achermann is the author of Small Gifts and Big Trouble Clarifying the Taft-Hartley Act (University of San Francisco Law Review 2009 Vol. 44), and had provided content and webinars for the California Bar Assoication on the application of the NLRA in non union settings. 

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