John Michelena

Berger & Michelena

Workers' Compensation Lawyer | Serving Los Angeles, CA

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523 West 6th Street, Suite 625
Los Angeles, CA 90014

A Strong Advocate for Injured Workers and Their Families

When you are injured on the job or in your personal life, it is easy to feel as if no one is on your side. You may be overwhelmed when you are fighting your employer or an insurance company with a team of lawyers. An on-the-job injury is stressful, but waiting for workers' compensation benefits makes the situation even worse. You may not be getting the medical care you need. You may be worried that you will not be able to return to your job if your injury does not heal properly.

At Berger & Michelena, we understand your concerns and are dedicated to helping you resolve them. Our Los Angeles workers' compensation lawyers have combined experience of more than 100 years. We know the law, and we are committed to protecting the rights of injured workers in workers' compensation and third-party negligence cases.

Working with Berger & Michelena, however, means that you will be represented by an experienced attorney throughout the process. We protect the rights of injured workers, personal injury victims and their families. The firm has served workers' compensation clients and personal injury victims in the Los Angeles area for more than 50 years.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Benefits of Workers' Compensation
  • Workers' Compensation Process
  • Workplace Injuries
  • Work Accidents
  • Personal Injury

We understand that this is a difficult time and that you are facing numerous financial, legal and medical decisions. Our lawyers and staff will treat you and your family with compassion and respect as we work to provide you with the information you need to make decisions that are right for you.

Workers' compensation and personal injury cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. If we accept your case, you pay no fee unless we recover damages for you.

Call Berger & Michelena today at 213-624-9999 to arrange your free initial consultation.


Attorney Louis H. Berger

Mr. Berger has been representing the injured in California for nearly 50 years. He was formerly a Deputy City Attorney for the City of Glendale and a Deputy District Attorney for the County of Los Angeles. He has served as Judge Pro Tem for the East Los Angeles Judicial District and has supported numerous organizations which fight for the rights of injured workers, including the Los Angeles County Bar Workers' Compensation Section and the California Applicants Attorneys Association.


  • Supreme Court of California, 1964
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1964


  • Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence - June, 1963

Attorney John L. Michelena


  • California, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1996


  • Whittier College School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • Juris Doctor
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

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