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Robert was born and raised in Eagle, Idaho and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Magna Cum Laude, in 2001 from Arizona State University. He subsequently earned his law degree from the University Of Idaho School of Law. After law school, Robert worked for the lobbying and insurance law firm of Low and Childers. During his tenure at Low and Childers, Robert worked on several large insurance litigation matters including negligent claims handling in an Owner Controlled Insurance Plan, coverage disputes, and captive formation issues.
Robert also worked for the Washington D.C. based administrative law firm of Emord and Associates. While at Emord and Associates, Robert defended clients in front of the Federal Trade Commission, the Food and Drug Administration and the Drug Enforcement Administration. He also lobbied for the passage of the Health Freedom Protection Act.
Robert started Morley Law, PLC in October of 2007 and focused on personal injury, general business disputes and workers’ compensation.
He has 22 years of insurance industry experience in the field of insurance, where he has held the positions of claims adjustor, claims supervisor, risk manager, and vice-president of risk management. In these positions, Robert worked for Infinet Holdings, Inc. (“Infinet”). Infinet was a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) that provided workers’ compensation to its client companies via a fronted rent-a-captive program, ultimately reaching annual premiums in excess of $50 million. During his tenure at Infinet, he was primarily responsible for the claims management and loss control.
Robert is co-founder, director and former vice president of the Genera Group (“Genera”).
Genera designed web-based software to automate the highly regulated business process of Health Care Organizations (“HCO’s”) in California. HCO’s were a concept unique to California, created by statute, and was used as a loss control tool. Robert played a prominent role in negotiating a contract and establishing a relationship with the largest HCO in California, Blue Cross Blue Shield. Genera also created other web-based software applications that include client relationship management, workers’ compensation underwrit-ing, claims administration and document man-agement Robert is licensed to practice law in the state of Arizona.
Ben grew up in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He has a B.S. from Brigham Young University and a law degree from the University of Idaho. After law school, he practiced law in Idaho Falls for five years with Nalder Law Office, where his practice was devoted to personal injury insurance law and family law, with an emphasis in high-conflict divorces. He then joined his law school friend Robert Morley in the warm sunshine of Arizona. Since then, Ben has handled family law, personal injury, and worker’s compensation cases in Arizona, from both plaintiff’s and defendant’s sides, as well as practiced worker’s compensation defense in California. Ben is licensed to practice law in Arizona, Idaho and California, but he enjoys spending his non-working time with his wife, Apryl and their four children. Ben spends most of his working time trying to help people be reasonable.
Angelica was born in Colorado, but has lived in the Phoenix valley most of her life. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Sociology from Arizona State University, as well as a Juris Doctorate from ASU. During her undergrad she participated in a study abroad program in Australia and Fiji that focused on sustainability and global health. This opportunity gave her the ability to see how laws, ethics and politics operate in other countries. In addition to earning her J.D., Angelica received a Certificate in Health Law, and continues to be involved in the health law community in the valley as a Research Fellow with the Center for Law, Science & Innovation at Arizona State. Angelica has a strong interest in the growing technology in the health field and how it shapes the legal aspect of our lives. She has interned at both the Arizona Department of Education as well as the Arizona Center for Disability Law. Throughout her life Angelica has worked as a swim instructor as well as a Respite care giver for individuals with special needs. When out of the office Angelica can be found hiking the various beautiful trails that Arizona has to offer, or listening to her favorite true crime podcasts. She is licensed to practice in Arizona.
Daniel grew up in northern California and obtained his Bachelors degree in History at UC Berkeley, followed by a Juris Doctor at UC Davis School of Law.
Daniel started in California workers’ compensation while still in law school, working as a law clerk, in-house rater and vocational rehabilitation representative for an Applicants’ firm in Sacramento. Daniel transitioned to California workers’ compensation defense after law school, and has worked in the Bay Area, southern California and now Sacramento. Daniel has handled many large loss cases and has extensive experience with cases involving major injury, alleged total permanent disability, cognitive impairment, and alleged loss of ability to compete in the labor market.
Daniel has focused on the technical aspect of California workers’ compensation, having performed many cross-examinations of DEU raters, vocational experts, QMEs and AMEs. Daniel also has extensive legal writing experience, including drafting Petitions and Answers for Reconsideration and Removal, as well as Responses and Petitions for Writs of Review.
Daniel also has very substantial trial experiences, including trials involving complex matters such as professional athlete claims, claims involving CIGA, multi-party cumulative claims, as well as contribution and reimbursement.
Daniel enjoys the challenge of difficult workers’ compensation issues, and enjoys cutting through the frequent confusion to correctly assess a case.
In addition to practicing law, Daniel has interests in playing tabletop board games and several genres of novels. Daniel is currently the owner/servant of a small parrot and a very loud cockatoo.
Toon was born in Thailand, but was raised in Southern California. He obtained his bachelor in Studio Arts from the University of California, Irvine, and worked in marketing for several years after graduating. He eventually grew and developed his interest in the law, and ultimately received his J.D. from California Western School of Law in San Diego, CA. After law school and passing the bar, Toon moved to the central valley with his wife and daughter, and began his legal career as an associate in a large statewide workers’ compensation defense firm. After gaining valuable skills and experience, Toon and his family found their way back to Orange County.
Toon has represented employers, carriers, third party administrators, and self-insured employers in all aspects of workers’ compensation defense. He thoroughly enjoys advocating on behalf his clients. He joined Morley Mason in 2018.
In his spare time, Toon enjoys traveling, food, Netflix, and spending time with his wife and daughters.
Sara Kuperberg-Philbrick was raised in sunny Los Angeles, West Hollywood to be exact. Sara was senior class president of her graduating class at Pacific Palisades High School. Sara went on to UC Berkeley where she graduated with a degree in history and minor in the fine arts. Sara travelled to South Africa with a political science class during college, where she was first exposed to the huge effects of laws and culture. Later Sara went on to receive her Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine Law School, where she later passed the California Bar and got her first job in Workers Compensation in 2011.
Sara is grateful and honored to be a part of the Morley Mason team and loves the challenges that each new claim brings. In Sara’s free time she loves to spend time with her husband, daughter and dogs and go to the beach or watch movies. Sara loves watching sports also.
Lisa was born and raised in Los Angeles. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from UCLA and her Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School. While at Loyola, Lisa was a Certified Law Clerk with the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, working under Adam Schiff, conducting Preliminary Hearings through the Hobbs’ Trial Advocacy Program. She was also a member of the Entertainment Law Journal.
Lisa clerked with several well-known and regarded civil firms while in law school, and began her trial career in criminal defense working at the Los Angeles Public Defender’s Office. Since then, she has practiced many areas of law and appellate work before transitioning to California Workers’ Compensation, where she has handled complex and large loss litigation, representing employers, carriers, third party administrators, and self-insured employers in all aspects of Workers’ Compensation defense.
A proud mother to three rambunctious boys -with never a dull moment- Lisa holds down the fort while enjoying live music, travelling, and witnessing her boys’ pursuits.
Bryn grew up in southern Utah, where she determined she was definitely a desert person. She moved to northern Utah and received her undergraduate degree in Social Behavioral Science and Health from the University of Utah, and after serving an internship in Washington, DC, decided law school was in her future. After graduating from law school at the University of Utah, Bryn moved to beautiful Phoenix, Arizona to become an Assistant City Prosecutor for the City of Phoenix. She loved the fast-paced environment and feeling like she was making a difference. She worked for both the Trial Bureau and the Motions and Appeals Bureau, where she honed her trial advocacy and legal writing skills. In addition to criminal law, she has practiced worker’s compensation defense and family law. When not working, Bryn enjoys spending time with her family and cheering on her three children at all of their events.
Hearing Representative/Lien Specialist
Anita was born and raised in So Cal, and has an Associate of Arts Degree in Paralegal Studies. She has been active in the Worker’s Compensation industry now for 25 years. She started out as a worker’s compensation assistant, and soon moved up to become a senior claims examiner. She left the claims examiner side of the industry in 2009, and has since been employed as a Paralegal, and then a Hearing Representative over the last 7 years. She enjoys the challenge required in reducing the financial exposure for our clients.
Anita’s free time is spent trying to master the game of golf with her husband and friends, and she loves spending time with her adult children and grandchildren as much as possible.
Hearing Representative/Lien Specialist
Clara was raised in the warm sunny city of Long Beach, California. She had her first start in her Workers Compensation career in 1999, when she went to work for an Applicant Attorney law firm in Orange County, California. After several years, she eventually moved onto working with medical multispecialty groups. She took college courses in medical terminology, anatomy, physiology and survey of disease and obtained a certificate in medical billing and coding. She opened a medical billing company that specialized in Workers Compensation medical providers and provided medical billing and collections services, along with hearing representation at various Workers Compensation Appeals Boards in most Southern California Counties. Her business ran for 8 years and eventually came to a closure, following a reform in Workers Compensation law.
Clara returned to working for multispecialty medical groups as a Billing and Collections Manager and Workers Compensation Hearing Representative. She eventually moved on to working with Defense law firms, utilizing her knowledge in OMFS coding and utilization reviews, labor codes, procedures and regulations in Workers Compensation litigation.
Clara is now part of the team at Morley Mason, PLC as a Hearing Representative, grateful and ready to continue learning, expanding and evolving, as Workers Compensation Laws continue to change and progress. Clara can be found cycling on the beach paths with her road biking group and routinely practicing hot yoga, which brings balance and helps to maintain a serene, stress-reduced quality of life.
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