Paul C. Herman
Mr. Herman was born in New York City 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 graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Fordham University 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 to 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.
Mr. Herman's initial practice was primarily in the areas of medical and dental malpractice 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 2002, Mr. Herman was introduced to Workers’ Compensation and presently practices exclusively in Workers’ Compensation Defense. The firm has grown to include 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 represents employers in all the Boards in the State of California.
Lorraine A. Sellars
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.
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 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.
Ariella was born and raised in Los Angeles. She attended Pepperdine University, where she studied Business Management, graduating with honors - cum laude.
Prior to law school, Ariella worked in real estate development and finance. She then went back to school to receive a Masters in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine School of Law. Shortly thereafter, Ariella found her passion for law and attended Pepperdine School of Law, where she received her Juris Doctorate.
After graduating from law school, Ariella practiced real estate law and business litigation. She worked in-house for a national development firm where she was responsible for managing an array of cases and working closely with outside counsel on various matters.
In 2022, Ariella joined the Law Offices Paul C. Herman as an associate attorney.
Outside of the office, Ariella enjoys playing sports such as tennis and basketball. She is a road-bike junkie (boasting a collection of 25+ vintage road bikes), enjoys snowboarding, eating food, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
Jacqueline Trudeau Miller
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.