NAKAMOTO | CHOU LLP is a Workers’ Compensation Defense Firm bringing high quality representation to business owners and carriers. Nakamoto | Chou is also one of the only minority-owned workers’ compensation firms. We are certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc (NMSDC) and The Supplier Clearinghouse. In addition to meeting your diversity goals, Nakamoto | Chou delivers the highest level of legal service in a timely and cost-effective manner.
What do we do?
California has a unique system that can reward benefits to injured workers at great cost to employers like you. For every case, our objective is to keep our clients’ valuable resources protected from fraud and abuse. Focusing on taking the lead and utilizing a team approach, Nakamoto | Chou LLP strives to close cases faster and in a more cost-effective manner than our competitors. We know the faster your case closes the more money and time you will retain for the operations and profitability of your business. Our dynamic, aggressive and proactive philosophy is reflected in our firm’s steady growth.
Who do we represent?
Our clientele reflect the nation’s top industry leaders in transportation, food services industry, and local government. Some of the firm’s representative clientele are the following employers, insurance companies, and third party administrators:
County of Orange, FirstGroup America, AEG Worldwide, Wendys’/Arbys’ Group, Jack in the Box, Inc., Panda Restaurant Group, Gallagher Bassett Services, Sedgwick Claim Services, Broadspire, CompWest Insurance, and York Claim Services.
What are our fees?
The firm’s standard method of charging fees is to bill clients based on the applicable hourly rate of the attorney, paralegal or law clerk rendering the legal service. The average hourly rates normally applicable to clients for workers’ compensation matters are as follows
Partner – $155
Associate – $145
Paralegals and law clerks – $115
The firm also requests reimbursement for all ordinary expenses incurred by the firm on a client’s behalf, including extraordinary postage and copying. Statements are typically submitted on a monthly basis and include an itemized description of the service rendered and the amount of time expended by each timekeeper who has worked on a client’s matters. It is the firm’s objective to represent clients on a cost-effective basis. The firm agrees not to alter its fee structure for a period of at least 12 months from the time of initial retention of the firm as legal counsel. The firm serves at the pleasure of the client and no client is asked to enter into any contractual agreement with the firm.
What can you expect?
Nakamoto | Chou is dedicated to efficiently and effectively resolving client concerns in workers’ compensation defense issues.
The firm believes in measured, deliberate growth by bringing on talented attorneys who share its dedication to client service and professional excellence
This steady focus and deliberate growth ensures the firm maintains its highly personalized relationship with clients, always striving to be responsive to new information and client concerns.
The firm’s attorneys operate as a collaborative team, discussing ideas and finding solutions to resolved cases quickly and in the most cost-effective manner possible.
Regardless of size, each client benefits from this team approach and receives the attention and resources of the entire firm on each and every case.
Nakamoto | Chou works successfully with employers, insurance carriers and third-party administrators, providing them personal service found only at a boutique firm, with the experience and resources of its larger counterparts.
The firm utilizes the latest developments in technology, cutting-edge systems and case management software, enabling its lawyers to effectively manage their caseloads and devote more time to meeting client needs.