Karly Tambara, Esq

  • Overview


Karly started her workers’ compensation career as a workers’ compensation secretary at a private defense firm out of college. Since that time, she has worked as a Law Clerk, Paralegal, and Hearing representative in the industry. She worked for Mullen & Filippi from 2015 to 2020 as an Associate Managing Partner of the Orange Office. Karly joined Employer Defense Group, LLP at the beginning of 2021 as Senior Counsel.

Practice Areas

  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Employer Defense


Karly Tambara obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego. She later pursued a Master of Arts degree in Sports Management at California State University, Long Beach and graduated Summa Cum Laude for her graduating Masters Program class in 2005. Karly obtained her law degree from Western State University College of law in 2008.

Personal Note

I always say that I “fell into workers’ compensation” in 2008 when the economy tanked. The truth is, I have worked in the work comp industry for most of my adult life. I was a Legal Secretary out of college, a Paralegal and Hearing Rep during law school, and an attorney after law school. I was fortunate enough to be brought on by Employer Defense Group, LLP and I am looking forward to growing with the firm and our clients.