Law Offices of Paul C. Herman

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Paul C. Herman
(Managing Partner)

Mr. Herman was born in New York City, New York in December 1962. He also lived in Haiti and Puerto Rico but returned to New York to attend Xavier High School, graduating in 1979. Mr. Herman holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Fordham University, where he graduated in 1983. He attended Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, graduating in 1987. While in law school, Mr. Herman was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award in Criminal Procedure and earned the James H. Davis Scholarship. He also clerked with the Law Offices of James Davis throughout his second and third years.

After successfully passing the State of California’s Bar Examination on his first attempt, Mr. Herman was admitted into the State Bar of California on December 14, 1987. He was also admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Central and Northern Districts of California in 1988.

In the first half of his legal career, Mr. Herman practiced primarily in the areas of medical and dental negligence defense, with such firms as Dummit, Faber & Brown and Baker, Silberberg & Keener. Mr. Herman then began his own practice. During this time, he had the opportunity to gather experience in a myriad of fields, including business and transactional litigation, personal injury, criminal defense, landlord-tenant disputes, unlawful detainer, and bankruptcy.

In the present half of his career, Mr. Herman was introduced to the Workers’ Compensation arena. He both enjoyed and was successful in defending employers against whom claims were made. Mr. Herman successfully merged his extensive civil litigation experience with Workers’ Compensation defense and transitioned his practice into that field. The firm has now grown to include Mr. Herman and multiple associate attorneys, each of whom is dedicated to the diligent and aggressive representation of the firm’s clients and to the skills required to be successful litigators.

As presently formulated, the Law Offices of Paul C. Herman concentrates exclusively on the defense of Workers’ Compensation claims, including the defense of Serious & Willful and LC 132a allegations. The office now represents employers throughout the State of California and practices at Boards from San Francisco to San Diego and across to Riverside and San Bernardino.



Lorraine A. Sellars
(Partner)

Lorraine A. Sellars, Esq. was born in Redondo Beach and grew up in the South Bay. She attended Whittier College and studied abroad one semester in Antwerp, Belgium. Ms. Sellars received her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in International Studies from Whittier College in May 1995.

After graduating from Whittier College, Ms. Sellars traveled to locations such as Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Western Europe. It was during those travels that she decided she wanted to attend law school. Once she returned home, she attended Whittier Law School. As part of her studies, she spent a summer session at King’s College London through the University of Miami studying International Law.

Ms. Sellars received her Juris Doctorate from Whittier Law School in May 2000. She was admitted to the State Bar of California in June 2003. In 2008, she became a member of the US District Court, Central District of California.

Ms. Sellars experience includes contract work for prestigious law firms such, as O’Melveny & Myers, Kirkland & Ellis, Mayer Brown, Jones Day, and Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal. She worked on projects dealing with copyright/trademark infringement, securities fraud, employment discrimination, and products liability.

In June 2008, Ms. Sellars associated with the Law Offices of Paul C. Herman and began her practice in Workers' Compensation. She has exclusively and successfully defended employers throughout the State of California in claims that have been brought against them.

Outside of academics, Ms. Sellars played softball growing up. Highlights of her softball career include going to the Softball Little League World Series, being, a four year starter on the Whittier College softball team, being Selected All-American second team her junior year and team captain her senior year.



Jon E. Shetler
(Associate Attorney)

Jon Shetler was born and raised in San Diego. He graduated with a Master of Physical Therapy degree from Loma Linda University in 1992 and spent the next ten years as the rehabilitation director at a skilled nursing facility in the San Diego area. Jon’s work in the skilled nursing facility consisted of not only providing rehabilitation to the residents of the facility, but also providing physical therapy for the facilities’ Injured Workers. Jon’s medical background has been extremely beneficial to his practice of Workers’ Compensation law, especially when reviewing medical reports and deposing medical experts.

After practicing for 10 years as a physical therapist, Jon decided that a career change was in order and he graduated from the University of San Diego Law School in 2002. Jon began his legal practice for a state wide defense firm in 2002 and was made partner in 2007. In 2010, Jon decided to step out and open his own law firm where he represented both Workers’ Compensation defense clients and Injured Workers. Jon joined the Law Offices Paul C. Herman in 2018.

Jon is married and has three children. When he is not working, Jon enjoys spending time with his family, attending his children’s sporting events and coaching his children’s high school volleyball teams. Jon is also an avid fan of off road racing and enjoys participating in his family’s off road race team.

Matthew Tadros
(Associate Attorney)

Matthew Tadros was born in Queens, New York, but grew up in Southern California. He attended University of California, Berkeley and obtained a Bachelor Arts in Legal Studies.

After graduating from UC Berkeley Mr. Tadros went on to work in the Office Services department of Greenberg Traurig, LLP. in Irvine, California where he learned to work in a fast paced, legal environment.

Mr. Tadros received his Juris Doctorate from the Gould School of Law at the University of Southern California. He was admitted to the State Bar of California in May of 2017.

After graduating from law school Mr. Tadros worked for the Consumer Law Project at Public Counsel, the largest pro bono public interest law firm in the world, where he defended low income clients in consumer issues such as wrongful foreclosures and unfair debt practices.

Mr. Tadros then began his career in workers’ compensation litigation at a defense firm in Orange County. In May, 2018 he joined the Law Offices Paul C. Herman as an associate attorney.

Outside of the office Mr. Tadros enjoys baking, running, reading, and local travel to different cities in the United States.

Aidan McShane
(Associate Attorney)

Aidan McShane was born in Torrance and raised in Long Beach. He attended the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he studied Philosophy and Ethics. Mr. McShane graduated in 2008 and returned to Southern California.

Mr. McShane obtained his Juris Doctorate from Western State University College of Law. While in Law School, he was a research assistant for a Law Review article, which is currently published by Marquette University, Law School. Mr. McShane also competed in Moot Court competitions, receiving awards, including Top Orator. Moreover, Mr. McShane is a multiple time Witkin Award winner which demonstrates the highest performance in a specific subject of study.

Since Graduating from University in 2008, Mr. McShane has and consistently worked for Workers’ Compensation defense firms. He regularly handled hearings, trials, depositions, cross-examinations, motion drafting, legal analysis and litigation strategy as a hearing representative and an attorney. Mr. McShane is entering his 10th year of experience in the Workers’ Compensation Defense industry. Since being admitted to the California State Bar, he has continued to practice exclusively in the field of Workers’ Compensation defense.

When he is not ardently defending against Workers’ Compensation claims, Mr. McShane enjoys golfing, basketball (the Los Angeles Lakers), his family, and comedy.

Jacqueline Trudeau Miller
(Paralegal/Lien Representative)

Jacqueline Trudeau Miller was born and raised in the Orange and Los Angeles Counties. She attended La Mirada High School, graduating in 2002 with honors, perfect attendance, and a volunteer record recognized by the city's mayor.

Shortly thereafter, she began her career in Workers' Compensation as a data entry Clerk for Cigna/Intracorp and attended college part-time time. She quickly advanced with Intracorp as a Medical Bill Review Specialist where she developed her knowledge of the Workers’ Compensation Official Medical Fee Schedule. Later, she was promoted to Customer Service Representative, where she learned the intricacies of the issues most important to Claims Adjusters. Finally, she advanced to a Provider Relations Specialist where she learned the issues and disputes raised by Workers’ Compensation medical providers/lien claimants and the arguments used to defend bill review reductions.

In 2013, Ms. Trudeau Miller decided to advance her career by obtaining her paralegal degree. She attended and graduated from the ABA Accredited Paralegal Program at Santa Ana College. She graduated six months early with Honors and as a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. While attending college, she was an active member of the Orange County Paralegal Association. In addition, she interned with the Health Consumer Action Center division of the Legal Aid Society (as well as assisting in the Litigation and Family Law departments). Upon graduating, she immediately began her career as a Workers' Compensation lien negotiator.

Other than of her career, Jacqueline’s greatest passions include DIY projects, cooking, dance, photography, and traveling. Internationally, she has spent time in Ireland, China, Thailand, the Caribbean, and has plans to visit Scotland. One of her greatest goals is to photograph all of the 58 National Parks.

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