Law School: Arizona State University California Bar: 2008
For almost a decade, Kristi Robles has strived to exceed her client’s expectations in all areas of workers’ compensation litigation. Ms. Robles is a Certified Legal Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law. While many define greatness in terms of power, possessions, or prestige, Ms. Robles believes that her personal success is best defined by how well her client’s interests are served. When she’s not settling cases, Ms. Robles enjoys spending time with her husband and delighting in the sweet smiles and giggles of their little girl.
Jeffrey Whitelaw, Esq.
Assistant Managing Attorney
Law School: Willamette University College of Law California Bar: 1996
After graduating from Willamette University with his law degree, Mr. Whitelaw worked for a fast-paced applicant attorney firm in Sacramento for a few years before leaving for the civil litigation world. After 15 years of primarily defending corporations, employers and hospitals in medical malpractice and nursing home negligence actions, Mr. Whitelaw returned to the worker’s compensation field working first for another applicant’s attorney firm before switching to defense work. When not settling worker’s compensation cases expediently or responding promptly to client communications, Mr. Whitelaw enjoys spending his time traveling with family, playing golf and reading non-fiction books.
Rory Hodgson, Esq.
Law School: Golden Gate University School of Law California Bar: 2011
Mr. Hodgson joined Gilson Daub at their Sacramento office in December 2019.
His work focuses on defending insurance carriers and third party administrators in their workers’ compensation claims. As a medical-billing and lien specialist, Mr. Hodgson also focuses his practice on educating carriers through CEUs on lien claims, and closing strategies for claims professionals. As a consequence of his practice, Mr. Hodgson has closed cases in all northern California venues—from Redding to Fresno. After admission to the California Bar, Mr. Hodgson was schooled at the law office of Jerry Sterns—one of the premiere aviation civil litigators in the country. Mr. Hodgson was awarded great latitude to participate in complex litigation matters, extensive pre-trial discovery, mediations, depositions, and negotiation of settlements because of his aptitude for investigation and negotiation.
Rebecca Butler, Esq.
Law School: Lincoln Law School of Sacramento California Bar: 2016
After graduating from Lincoln Law School, Rebecca practiced as a contract attorney handling family law, criminal law, employment and workers compensation law cases. While working as a contract attorney she devoted part of her practice to volunteering at the One Day Divorce clinic at the Sacramento Family Law court and provided pro bono services for low income family law and employment law clients.
In 2018 she began practicing worker’s compensation exclusively, with an applicant’s firm until switching to defense work. During her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, playing basketball and other contact sports and attending a variety of yoga classes.
Ashley Romeo-Boles, Esq.
Law School: Vermont Law School California Bar: 2017
Ashley Romeo-Boles has been practicing Worker’s Compensation defense since 2020. Prior to that, she was on applicant’s side for approximately two years. Ashley has enjoyed the transition to the defense side and takes great pride in providing quality work product to her clients.
Prior to transitioning to Worker’s Compensation law, she gained experience as a general practice attorney in Vermont and New Hampshire.
Ashley enjoys spending her free time with her husband and critters outside - whether working in the garden, hanging out at the river, or hiking.