Romano, Albert J.

Albert Romano graduated from the University of California, San Diego. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of San Francisco School of Law.

Mr. Romano practices in all areas of Workers’ Compensation Defense (132a, Serious & Willful, Asbestos, Catastrophic Claims, Fraud, Uninsured Employers and Disability/Return to Work). He is also Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law via The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Mr. Romano has represented numerous high deductible and self-insured employers, large corporate clients, small business and insurance companies of all sizes during his 20 years in the workers' compensation field. He has extensive experience in representing municipalities and public entities in every type of claim by safety officers, litigating presumption issues and eligibility for 4850 benefits. He specializes in closely interacting with aggressive, actively involved employers from the initiation of a claim throughout the entire handling and litigation through to eventual settlement or Trial. This includes attending regular claims reviews with employers providing advice and direction on claims, even those not yet litigated. Along the way he has handled all types of injury claims, assisted in developing, gathering evidence of, and prosecuting fraudulent claims, including assisting the local District Attorney's through criminal trial and sentencing. He has successfully represented both small and large employers in 132a and Serious & Willful claims through to Trial.

Mr. Romano tailors his litigation strategy to the needs and desires of the client, whether that is a directive for early, cost-effective resolution of a claim or drawing a line in the sand and litigating the fraudulent or malingering claim as far as necessary to achieve a take nothing. He believes in regular, responsive interactions with his clients throughout the litigation of a claim and understands the needs and desires of all types of employers and carriers. He has lectured to and been a part of seminars for employers on the interaction between workers' compensation disability and FEHA/ADA as well as other aspects of workers' compensation law that can be pitfalls for employers in California.

Mr. Romano is a member of San Francisco ICA, North Bay Workers' Compensation Association and the State Bar of California Section on Workers’ Compensation.