Attorney Peter M. Hsiao
Peter M. Hsiao is an attorney at law and the principal of California Workers Compensation Lawyers. Mr. Hsiao has called Los Angeles “home” for the last 40 years. He has lived in various parts of the greater southern California area. He appreciates the diversity and contributions of people in different walks of life.
Mr. Hsiao attended University of Southern California for his undergraduate studies before obtaining his Juris Doctorate degree at Whittier Law School. He has been a licensed attorney in California since 2002 and is admitted to appear in federal courts. Mr. Hsiao began his legal career as an attorney representing defense contractors as well as staffing agencies in workers compensation claims. Since 2011 he exclusively advocates for injured workers in our workers compensation system. With the experience gained from representing both sides of the claim, Mr. Hsiao understands the motivation and driving forces from both sides of the spectrum.
Mr. Hsiao enjoys traveling, playing golf, and loves fast cars. You can sometimes see him on the weekends at the local Cars & Coffee meets.
Attorney Jay Sidhra
Jay Sidhra is an attorney with the Law Offices of Peter M. Hsiao. His legal practice focuses on workplace injury claims and related issues, such as unsafe working conditions and employer retaliation. As a dedicated advocate on behalf of injured and disabled workers for over a decade, Jay meets with union members and workers from all areas of the labor community to discuss the benefits available through workers compensation including medical treatment, temporary disability and permanent disability compensation.
Jay is a member of the State Bar of California, the Workers’ Compensation Section of the State Bar, the California Applicants’ Attorney Association, and the Southern California Coalition of Occupational Safety & Health. He also has been a guest lecturer at Los Angeles Trade Technical College in the field of workers’ compensation.
Jay earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley. In 1999, he graduated from Notre Dame Law School, where he earned his Juris Doctorate degree and received the Dean’s Award for his work in Comparative Constitutional Law.
Jose Avina is a Senior Workers’ Compensation Hearing Representative with over 13 years’ experience exclusively in the field of Workers’ Compensation representing injured workers. Over the years, Jose has gained significant experience to better serve injured workers, understand their needs and goals in order to help strategize the best course of action to resolve the issues involved in their case.
Jose is a member of the California Applicants Attorney Association, an organization devoted to advocate for injured workers, and he is committed to ensure that they are given the medical treatment and compensation they deserve. Mr. Avina’s passion for the Workers’ Compensation field has led him to pursue a degree and career in law.
When not at work, he enjoys attending his son’s soccer games, reading books on various subjects, watching sports, and spending time with his family.
Diana Cano is a legal assistant at California Workers Compensation Lawyers. Diana is a dedicated and detail-oriented Workers’ Compensation Legal Assistant with a passion for assisting individuals in their pursuit of justice. With a strong background in legal support and a deep understanding of the workers’ compensation system, Diana plays a crucial role in helping our clients navigate their claims successfully. She has successfully assisted our attorneys in managing a wide range of workers’ compensation cases, from minor injuries to complex claims.
Her attention to detail, legal acumen, and strong communication skills make her an invaluable asset to both our clients and colleagues. She strives to help all injured workers receive the help they deserve and need. She is a native of Los Angeles.
Outside of work, Diana enjoys watching films, spending time with her family and enjoys the outdoors.
Xochilt Cardenas is a legal assistance at California Workers Compensation Lawyers with 15years of experience. She is a dedicated and detail-oriented Workers’ Compensation Legal Assistant with a passion for assisting individuals in their pursuit of justice. With a strong background in legal support and a deep understanding of the workers’ compensation system, Xochilt plays a crucial role in helping our clients navigate their claims successfully.
Xochilt prides herself in having compassion and empathy for others. The clients’ needs are her priority as she works to be a productive and reliable advocate for the injured workers. Outside of work, Xochilt enjoys volunteering at her local community center, where she assists individuals in understanding their legal rights in the context of workers’ compensation and disability claims.
She is also an avid hiker and enjoys exploring the beautiful trails in Southern California. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Alejandra Cano is a dedicated and compassionate Workers’ Compensation Legal Assistant at California Workers Compensation Lawyers, APC. With a profound commitment to supporting injured workers and a deep understanding of the complexities of the workers’ compensation system, Alejandra plays a crucial role in ensuring that our clients receive the assistance and compensation they rightfully deserve. With a background in legal support and a wealth of experience in workers’ compensation law, Alejandra brings a high level of expertise to our team.
She has successfully assisted our attorneys in managing a wide range of cases, from minor injuries to intricate claims.Alejandra’s meticulous attention to detail, legal acumen, and exceptional organizational skills make her an invaluable asset to both our clients and our legal team.
Alejandra is a fluent Spanish speaker and is a proud mother to her kids. In her spare time, Alejandra enjoys exploring the local food scene, and spending time with her family and friends.
Doreen Lara serves as the office manager/head secretary in the Los Angeles office. Her desire is to provide the best customer service to our clients. Doreen prides herself in assisting individuals who are often going through challenging times due to workplace injuries or illnesses. It’s gratifying to know that her work helps injured workers access the compensation they deserve and medical treatment to recover. Knowing that her efforts contribute to improving their quality of life is incredibly fulfilling. Doreen has been in the workers compensation industry for 25+ years. She applies her experience to overseeing the office’s daily activities, managing staff and completing administrative duties.
Doreen’s favorite aspect of her role is building relationships with clients. She enjoys personal and professional growth. She loves learning new skills and sharing her knowledge with others. Her desire is to provide the best customer service to our clients.
Doreen grew up in Los Angeles, CA. She spends most of her free time traveling and spending time with her family. She typically attends baseball games, volunteering in her kids’ sports and school activities.
Anna Calderon is a Hearing Representative with our firm based out of our Los Angeles office. She has over 9+ years’ experience representing injured workers and aggressively advocating for them in every way possible. She is knowledgeable in handling all types of hearings, trials, and doctor cross examinations in a quick and efficient manner.
Anna is a member of the California Applicants Attorney Association, an organization devoted to advocate for injured workers, and she is committed to ensure that they are given the medical treatment and compensation they deserve She is capable of obtaining high-value settlements for her clients. Anna continues to add additional knowledge by staying updated on changes in regulations to researching the specifics in the field of Workers Compensation to better help our clients. She finds the intellectual challenge of our work both stimulating and rewarding.
Anna grew up in Southern California. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her son and dogs, and listening to country music.