Lawrence Y. Kao Junior Partner / Los Angeles workers' compensation defense attorney | Manager, Los Angeles Office

An expert in all aspects of Workers’ Compensation defense, from discovery and trial through the appellate phase, Mr. Kao was a natural choice to oversee the Siegel, Moreno & Stettler Los Angeles office.

Professional History

  • Handles municipalities, hospitals, school districts and large self-insured claims.
  • Aggressive with a very impressive rate of file closures.
  • Since returning to Los Angeles in 2002, now has more than 13 years of Workers’ Compensation experience defending cities, school districts and large self-insured which included Serious and Willful Misconduct and 132(a) Discrimination claims.
  • After completing law school, joined the office of the State of Alaska, Fairbanks District Attorney’s Office. Prosecuted criminal cases. Tried more than 60 jury trials in 2 years as a state prosecutor.

California Practice Specialties

  • Defense of workers’ compensation claims
  • Serious and Willful Misconduct and 132(a) discrimination claims
  • Worker’s compensation subrogation


  • J.D. – Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

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