About Workers Compensation Southern California
Attorney Anthony “Tony” Oropallo Esq.
Mr. Oropallo has been practicing law since 2001 and is a member of the California Applicant’s Attorneys Association (CAAA). Prior to law school at Western State University where he graduated with honors and interned for then Presiding Justice David G. Sills at the California Court of Appeals, 4th District, he attended the California Maritime Academy majoring in Nautical Industrial Technology and California State University, Los Angeles majoring in Finance.
Prior to entering the legal profession, he worked in the securities, maritime and real estate industries and spent a number of years living and working overseas in various parts of Asia.
His legal years have almost exclusively been focused on Workers Compensation and for approximately 13 years he represented employers and insurance companies in defending Workers’ Compensation claims. Through the years, he has successfully tried numerous Workers’ Compensation cases. In recent years, however, he perceived a growing unfairness in the treatment of injured workers and redirected his purpose to representing and assisting injured workers through the legal process.
Attorney Oropallo is currently a Partner in Worker’s Compensation Southern California, LLP
Attorney Daniel P. Kondos
Daniel Kondos is the founder and owner of Daniel P. Kondos, S.C. Law Offices in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he was born and raised.
Attorney Kondos graduated from Marquette University in 1969 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and he received his Law degree from Valparaiso Law School in 1973.
Attorney Kondos was admitted to the State Bar of Wisconsin in 1973 and, subsequently, to the State Bar of Texas.
Together, with his sister in-law, Carol Kondos, they formed Kondos & Kondos Law Offices in Dallas, Texas in 1984.
What started out as a general practice, that covered family law, criminal law and corporate law has transformed into a law firm that is strongly devoted to protecting the rights of injured people. An experienced trial attorney, Dan Kondos is committed to the well being of his clients and is passionate about helping those who have been injured. Attorney Kondos has been representing Wisconsin injury victims since 1973.
Attorney Kondos has successfully represented thousands of personal injury victims throughout Wisconsin, Texas and the United States.
Attorney Kondos is currently a Partner in Worker’s Compensation Southern California, LLP
- State Bar of Wisconsin
- State Bar of Texas
- United States District Court – Eastern District of Wisconsin
- United States District Court – Northern District of Texas
- United States Court of Appeals
- Supreme Court of United States of America
Attorney Carol C. Kondos
Carol Kondos grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and went to college at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, receiving her Bachelor of Science degree.
Carol went to law school at the University of Loyola School of Law in Chicago, Illinois.
Carol passed the Illinois Bar exam and received her license to practice law in Illinois.
During the time that Carol began practicing law in Chicago, she also successfully passed the bar exam in Wisconsin and received her license to practice law in Wisconsin.
Carol split her time between the office in Chicago and Daniel P. Kondos Law Office’s in Milwaukee.
Carol and her husband, George Kondos, decided to move to Dallas, Texas in 1979.
Carol passed the Texas Bar Exam, received her Texas license and has been practicing law in the Metroplex ever since.
Together, with her brother-in-law, Daniel P. Kondos, they formed Kondos & Kondos Law Offices in 1984.
What started out as a general practice, that covered family law, criminal law and corporate law has transformed into a law firm that is strongly devoted to protecting the rights of injured people.
Carol is committed to the well being of her clients and is passionate about helping those who have been injured.
Carol is a member of various bar associations, and performs pro bono legal work through Legal Services of North Dallas.
Carol also judges the State Mock Trial competitions every year where high school students across the State try cases before a Judge and jury.
Hearing Representative Jose Avina
Jose Avina is a senior workers’ compensation legal professional with over 8 years’ experience exclusively in the field of Workers’ Compensation representing injured workers.
Over the last 4 years, Jose has worked side by side with Attorney, Anthony Oropallo, to better serve injured workers, understand their needs and goals in order to help strategize the best course of action to resolve the issues involved in the case.
Jose is a member of the California Applicants Attorney Association, an organization devoted to advocate for injured workers, and he is committed to ensure that they are given the medical treatment and compensation they deserve.
Dayene Martinez – Case Manager
Dayene is a senior workers’ compensation Legal Professional with over 5 years’ experience exclusively in the field of Workers’ Compensation representing injured workers.
Dayene has extensive experience in litigation and trial preparation in the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.
Over the last 2 years, Dayene has worked side by side with Attorney Anthony Oropallo to better serve the injured worker in regard to understanding their individual needs and goals.
Dayene is devoted to her clients and strives to assist, strategize and implement the best course of action to resolve the issues involved in their case.
In addition to her devotion, she is also committed to ensure that they are given the medical treatment and compensation they deserve.
Dayene is a member of the California Applicants Attorney Association.
Marlene Salazar – Case Manager
Marlene is a senior workers compensation legal professional with over 6 years’ of experience in the field representing injured workers.
Focused on providing her clients with great customer service while helping each respective client understand the process of their case. With each case bringing a unique challenge, Marlene is dedicated and committed to work with her clients to ensured they are provided the appropriate medical care and compensation they deserve.
Marlene has fast become an invaluable member of the Workers Compensation Southern California Team.
Catalina Ruiz – Receptionist & Legal Assistant
In addition to being the receptionist at our main, front desk, Catalina has 5 years of Workers Compensation experience and performs a wide variety of administrative and supportive duties to the Case Managers and the Attorney’s at the Law Office.
Robert Cruz – Legal Assistant
Robert performs a wide variety of administrative and supportive duties to the Case Managers and the Attorney’s at the Law Office.
Born and raised in East Los Angeles. Robert attended East Los Angeles Community College.
He has 4 years’ experience in accounting and customer service.
Some of Robert’s hobbies include reading, watching documentaries and sports.
Jennifer Ruiz – Legal Assistant
Jennifer performs a wide variety of administrative and supportive duties to the Case Managers and the Attorney’s at the Law Office. She uses her strong communication skills to keep our clients well informed and manage any concerns.
Jennifer has 4 years of providing excellent customer service.
Jennifer attended California Baptist University.
Some of Jennifer’s hobbies include reading, traveling and spending time with her family.
Carolina Tovar – Legal Assistant
Carolina performs a wide variety of administrative and supportive duties for the Attorney’s at Workers Compensation Southern California. She has 7 years of Workers compensation experience in providing excellent customer service and managing cases from start to finish. She uses her strong communication skills to keep our client’s well informed in every step of their case and enjoys fighting for our client’s rights.
Carolina attended California State University and majored in Communication Studies.
Brian Carey – Legal Assistant
A California native, Brian grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area where he graduated with a degree in Business Administration & Economics from St. Mary’s College.
Brian has worked across multiple professional platforms, learning and developing from each a range of interpersonal and communicative skills that continue to prove beneficial in client relations and workplace efficiency.
In combination with a natural desire to help others, utilizing learned techniques and attention to detail, Brian is finding Workers Compensation a challenging AND rewarding environment to grow as both a professional, and an individual.
In his free time, Brian keeps himself busy with an active lifestyle, enjoying time with family and friends, and a growing library of books.