Michelle Oelhafen

Paralegal

Working as a Workers’ Compensation paralegal representing defendants in accordance with statutory and case law as well as pertinent regulations. Working in support of Employer Defense Group’s attorneys by communicating with parties, drafting documents, scheduling depositions, and engaging in other substantive matters to best meet and surpass the needs and expectations of our clients.

Experience

  • Appear on behalf of defendants to negotiate and resolve liens  
  • Utilization of MerusCase to effectively manage case tasks, calendar, and client billing
  • Various legal documentation including but not limited topleadings, discovery, subpoenas, and draft correspondence 
  • Review calendar daily and proactively handle upcoming events and determine dates upon which  various pleadings must be served and filed 
  • Input and maintain information into case management system and ensure data integrity • Maintain, organize, and index all case files for staff attorneys; file correspondence, pleadings  and other documentation in an accurate and timely manner 
  • Schedule/coordinate depositions, medical examinations, and other court designated hearings
  • Retain court reporters and interpreters, if necessary 
  • Act as a liaison with experts and witnesses in scheduling/coordinating appearances and/or  depositions along with documentation retrieval 
  • Act as a liaison between client and Staff Counsel office by furnishing and requesting information  as needed and assist in completion of administrative reports
  • Assist attorney with summarization of medical records or deposition proceedings Conduct  preliminary legal research as necessary 

Education

  • Career College of California – Paralegal Studies

  • Saddleback College – Undergrad

We Provide Workers' Compensation Defense Throughout California

Employer Defense Group, LLP
2390 E Orangewood Ave #520, Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 592-1647

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