USD Law School Features Ponticello in Alumni Spotlight

University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Features Ponticello in Alumni Spotlight

August 2022: EPS partner Barry Ponticello was featured as the first alumni spotlight by the USD Law School.

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Ponticello and Reddiconto to be Featured at San Diego County Bar MCLE event

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Barry Ponticello and Sarah Reddiconto have been requested to present to the SD County Bar issues surrounding the California Supreme Court case of Privette, and the line of cases that followed. Knowledge of this doctrine and the subsequent line of cases involving hirers and contractors (one of which was argued by Barry Ponticello before the California Supreme Court) is essential to both liability defense and wc subrogation case handling. 3rd party issues affecting both employers and employees, as well as the current state of this doctrine, will be addressed.

Susan England-60 years in Practice and Onward!

ENGLAND PONTICELLO & ST.CLAIR (EPS) is brimming  with  pride  to  announce that Susan L. England, Esq. (WCJ (Ret.)), regarded by many as one of the  deans of California workers’ compensation, has entered her 60th year as an attorney licensed by the State Bar of California. Ms. England obtained both her undergraduate  and law degrees from USC and upon immediately passing the bar exam, was admitted to practice on January 9, 1962….and the world of workers’ compensation law would never be the same.

Twice during her career, Susan undertook stints as a Workers’ Compensation Judge, at the Santa Ana, Pomona and San Diego WCAB venues. However, the bulk of her career has been dedicated to workers’ compensation defense practice and the teaching of attorneys, claims examiners and employers of the ins and outs of this specialized area of law. This includes decades of instruction with the Insurance Education Association  (IEA), Council on Education in management, State and local bar associations, and  various other organizations, too many to mention. Those who have been to her classes, speeches and presentations were always presented with a lively and colorful affair-in addition to learning.

Susan has inspired and paved the way for many professionals to follow, including within EPS. Barry Ponticello, who has practiced with Susan nearly half her career, remarks: “Susan’s dedication to the practice and to continued professional growth is an amazing thing to behold. It sets the standard that we are all still learning, no matter the amount of time in practice. When we periodically have had attorneys who tell us they are too many years into their practice to learn anything new, we direct them to Susan, which usually makes for an enlightening discussion. It’s been and continues to be a joy and honor to practice with Susan, who has been a great friend and mentor”. Renee St. Clair, who has also spent near 25 years with Susan notes: “ I remain grateful to Susan for taking a  chance on me as a young associate with no experience right out of law school. Susan saw potential in me and helped me harness that potential to build an amazing career with steadfast relationships. I admire Susan for her legal acumen, resiliency, and longevity, and cherish her as a friend and mentor.”

60 years of practice has combined with dedication to her daughters, granddaughter, partners,  co-workers  and  friends-all  of  which  is  still  ongoing  on  an  every-day  basis. Susan has never closed the book on learning and refining her professional skills  and is a model for all in this practice. At EPS, we look forward to many more years of  this standard bearer continuing to lead the workers’ compensation field.

Oberjuerge Named Partner

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ENGLAND PONTICELLO & ST.CLAIR (EPS) proudly announced that  Alex M. Oberjuerge has been named a partner in the firm.  Mr. Oberjuerge is in his eighth year with EPS.

In 2018, Mr. Oberjuerge was successful on the California state bar workers’ compensation certified specialist examination.  In addition to his workers’ compensation defense activities, Mr. Oberjuerge is also active defending civil litigation matters and those claims brought under the LHWCA.  EPS celebrated this announcement with a firm event for family and friends.