GILSON DAUB CONTINUES TO EXPAND IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WITH THE ADDITION OF FOUR NEW ATTORNEYS

By October 6, 2021 Company News
GILSON DAUB CONTINUES TO EXPAND IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

WITH THE ADDITION OF FOUR NEW ATTORNEYS

Giselle Valles, Lee Dua, Ruel Caneda, and Steven Plesa join Inland Empire, Orange County, and Long Beach offices of fast-growing workers’ compensation law firm Gilson Daub

 

San Clemente, Calif. – October 5, 2021 – Gilson Daub, a leading workers’ compensation defense, subrogation, and general liability law firm, continues to expand its team in Southern California with the addition of four new attorneys:

With the addition of several new clients this year, Gilson Daub has continued to experience increased growth in Southern California throughout 2021. The region continues to experience a high volume of litigation during the past 18 months and clients value firms that utilize effective resolution strategies.

“We’ve been rapidly growing in Southern California over this past year and are excited to welcome four new attorneys to our Inland Empire, Orange County, and Long Beach offices, respectively,” said Brent Daub, Senior Founding Partner at Gilson Daub. “Giselle, Lee, Ruel, and Steven are all skilled, passionate, and proven leaders within the legal field, and I am confident that their unique skillsets and expertise will play a pivotal role in helping Gilson Daub continue to provide exceptional workers’ compensation defense, subrogation recovery, and general liability to our fast-growing list of clients in SoCal.”

Valles joins Gilson Daub’s Inland Empire office as a trial attorney from Stander, Reubens, Thomas, and Kinsey where she served as an associate attorney of workers’ compensation defense for two years. Additional experience includes associate attorney stints at Neale & Fhima, LLP in Dana Point, Calif. and Basset, Discoe, McCains, & Kargozar in Santa Ana, Calif. Valles received her J.D. from Western State College of Law in Irvine, Calif. and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with a minor in prelaw from California State University, San Bernardino. She also served in the United States Navy for four years.

Like Valles, Dua also will serve as a trial attorney for Gilson Daub based out of their Inland Empire office. Dua joins Gilson Daub from the Riverside Legal Aid Clinic where he was a per diem attorney. Before that, Dua served as a per diem nurse expert witness and technician for the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatry. Additional career experience includes a role as a law clerk for the law office of Shawn Jeft in Los Angeles. Dua received his J.D. from Trinity Law School and a Master’s in Nursing from California State University, Fullerton.

Caneda will join the Orange County, Calif. office of Gilson Daub. He brings a wealth of legal experience to the firm having previously served as a trial attorney for the State Compensation Insurance Fund in Riverside, Calif. for four years. Before that, Caneda was a trial attorney for Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi, LLP. In San Bernardino, Calif. He also served as a trial attorney for Samuelsen, Gonzales, Valenzuela & Brown, LLP in Newport Beach, Calif. Caneda holds a J.D.

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