Claudia A. Peterson, Esq.

Claudia Peterson, born and raised in California, obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology in 1977 from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Ms. Peterson earned a paralegal degree from UCLA Extension and worked as a paralegal until 1980 when she enrolled in Southwestern University School of Law. She received her Juris Doctor in 1983 and was admitted to the State Bar of California in June of 1984 and to the Federal District Court (Central District of California) in 1988. The same year, she became a member of the County Bar Association (Workers’ Compensation Division).

Ms. Peterson joined the law firm of Bradford & Barthel in June of 2001, practicing out of the firm’s Fullerton office and specializing in workers’ compensation defense, although she also occasionally assists the subrogation department.

Previous legal experience includes practicing workers’ compensation law since 1985 as well as other areas of civil litigation. She practiced workers’ compensation defense law for a year-and-a-half with the Law Office of David Shepard, approximately two-and-a-half years as staff counsel for AIG, and a little over one year with Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi in their Irvine office.

Ms. Peterson has four sons. David, the oldest, is engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Meighan. He owns a successful internet business. The second son, Jeff, is earning his MD/PhD at University of Miami. Robby, the third son, graduated from UCSD in Math and Economics and is studying computer programming for data management. Her youngest son, Thomas, is attending UC Berkeley, studying mechanical engineering.



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Partner – Anaheim Office

Area of Practice
California Workers’ Compensation Insurance Defense

Office Location
222 South Harbor Boulevard, Suite 1000
Anaheim, California 92805
(714) 526-9120 (main)
(714) 526-9130 (fax)


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