Our Attorneys

Attorney in Orange County - Peter M. Hsiao

Attorney Peter M. Hsiao

Peter M. Hsiao is an attorney at law and the principal of California Workers Compensation Lawyers. Mr. Hsiao has called Los Angeles “home” for the last 40 years. He has lived in various parts of the greater southern California area. He appreciates the diversity and contributions of people in different walks of life.

Mr. Hsiao attended University of Southern California for his undergraduate studies before obtaining his Juris Doctorate degree at Whittier Law School. He has been a licensed attorney in California since 2002 and is admitted to appear in federal courts. Mr. Hsiao began his legal career as an attorney representing defense contractors as well as staffing agencies in workers compensation claims. Since 2011 he exclusively advocates for injured workers in our workers compensation system. With the experience gained from representing both sides of the claim, Mr. Hsiao understands the motivation and driving forces from both sides of the spectrum.

Mr. Hsiao enjoys traveling, playing golf, and loves fast cars. You can sometimes see him on the weekends at the local Cars & Coffee meets.

Attorney in Orange County - Jay Sidhra

Attorney Jay Sidhra

Jay Sidhra is an attorney with the Law Offices of Peter M. Hsiao. His legal practice focuses on workplace injury claims and related issues, such as unsafe working conditions and employer retaliation. As a dedicated advocate on behalf of injured and disabled workers for over a decade, Jay meets with union members and workers from all areas of the labor community to discuss the benefits available through workers compensation including medical treatment, temporary disability and permanent disability compensation.

Jay is a member of the State Bar of California, the Workers’ Compensation Section of the State Bar, the California Applicants’ Attorney Association, and the Southern California Coalition of Occupational Safety & Health.  He also has been a guest lecturer at Los Angeles Trade Technical College in the field of workers’ compensation.

Jay earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley. In 1999, he graduated from Notre Dame Law School, where he earned his Juris Doctorate degree and received the Dean’s Award for his work in Comparative Constitutional Law.

Attorney in Orange County - Jose Avina

Jose Avina

Jose Avina is a Senior Workers’ Compensation Hearing Representative with over 13 years’ experience exclusively in the field of Workers’ Compensation representing injured workers. Over the years, Jose has gained significant experience 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.  Mr. Avina’s passion for the Workers’ Compensation field has led him to pursue a degree and career in law. When not at work, he enjoys attending his son’s soccer games, reading books on various subjects, watching sports, and spending time with his family.

Attorney in Orange County - Diana Cano

Diana Cano

Ms. Diana Cano is a native of Los Angeles. She is our file clerk and often times help with overflow. Ms. Cano enjoys spending time with her family on the weekends and watching movies.

Attorney in Orange County - Xochilt Cardenas

Xochilt Cardenas

Xochilt Cardenas is a legal assistance at California Workers Compensation Lawyers. She is a native of central America and brings a wealth of experience to our practice. Ms. Cardenas prides herself in having compassion and empathy for others. The clients’ needs are her priority as she works to be a productive and reliable advocate for the injured workers.

Ms. Cardenas in her spare time enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. She is a fluent Spanish speaker and has been a workers compensation assistance for well over 15 years.

Attorney in Orange County - Alejandra Cano

Alejandra Cano

Alejandra Cano is also a legal assistant for California Workers Compensation Lawyers. Ms. Cano has been with the firm for the last 5 years. She is a student of the workers compensation system as her goal is to continue learning about the benefit system and provide quality service to the clients. Ms. Cano’s best quality is her patience and being open minded. Clients love to tell her their life stories.

Ms. Cano is a fluent Spanish speaker and is a proud mother to her kids. She enjoys going out and is a fan of the local food scene. Spending time with family and friends is also important as well.

Attorney in Orange County - Margarita Mujica

Margarita Mujica

Margarita Mujica is a legal assistant within the firm. Ms. Mujica brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our office. She has been in the workers compensation industry for well over 10 years.

She is a native of Mexico. Her relentless drive to learn and excel in her craft is admirable. Ms. Mujica has an Associate Degree in Business Administration. She enjoys reading, exercise, and traveling. Her best trait is her listening skill.

Attorney in Orange County - Doreen Lara

Doreen Lara

Doreen Lara is our office manager/head legal assistant in our Los Angeles office. She is a native Angeleno. Ms. Lara has been in the workers compensation industry for 23 years. She has seen our system go through several reforms throughout the years. She enjoys personal and professional growth. She loves learning new skills and sharing her knowledge with others. Her desire is to provide the best customer service to the clients.

In her spare time Ms. Lara is a mother to two children. She enjoys traveling and volunteering in her kids’ sports and school activities.

Attorney in Orange County - Jorge Marques

Jorge Marques

Jorge Marques is the office’s file clerk / receptionist. He is also a native of Los Angeles as he graduated from Shurr High School. His professional goal is to continue gaining knowledge of the workers compensation field. His best traits include having great patience and the strong desire to help others.