Michael A. Mueller, Esq.

Mike was born and raised, completed his schooling, and started his law career in Ohio. He received a BS in Journalism from Bowling Green State University and then obtained a JD from the University of Toledo, where he was a member of Law Review and Lead Articles Editor.

After passing the Ohio bar exam, he spent a short time in Ohio in the general practice of law. He then moved to San Diego, passed the CA bar exam and spent 8 years as a workers’ compensation defense attorney with the firm of Hamor & Mueller. Mike was then asked to work as an in-house defense attorney with Fremont Compensation and, two years later, was promoted to vice-president and claims counsel, overseeing Fremont’s in-house workers’ compensation defense team nationwide.

In 2001, Mike took on a similar position with SAIF Corporation (the workers’ compensation state fund) in Salem, OR. Six years later he was promoted to SVP of Claims and Legal Services.

Mike returned to California in 2012 and, after spending a year refreshing his knowledge of CA workers’ comp as an associate with England, Ponticello and St. Clair, he was hired as litigation director with ICW Group in 2013 and later promoted to AVP of Claims.

Mike retired from his full-time position with ICW in April 2019 and moved to Cheyenne, WY, where he now enjoys the great outdoors … and far less traffic! He agreed to join Bradford & Barthel in October 2019 to assist with the appellate team and other special projects.


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Associate Attorney – Fresno Office

Area of Practice
California Workers’ Compensation Insurance Defense

Office Location
155 E. Shaw Avenue, Suite 200
Fresno, California 93710
(559) 442-3602 (main)
(559) 485-6071 (fax)


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