Ms. England received her baccalaureate and law degrees from the University of Southern California (USC). She has practiced law for more than five decades and is and has long been one of the leaders of the workers’ compensation bar. After initial years of private, general practice, Ms. England accepted a position with the State Compensation Insurance Fund, working as a trial attorney in Los Angeles and Orange counties. In 1970, Ms. England was appointed to the bench by the Workers Compensation Appeals Board, presiding in the Pomona and later the Santa Ana District Offices of the WCAB.
In 1977, Ms. England began the precursor to EPS, specializing in the defense of workers compensation claims, representation of various public entities in disability retirement proceedings, and employers in certain issues where workers’ compensation laws overlap with other areas of state and federal employment law. Ms. England has for decades been a California certified specialist in the field of workers’ compensation.
Ms. England was again requested to return to the bench in 2001, again assuming the responsibilities of a Workers Compensation Administrative Law Judge for the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board in San Diego. In early 2007, Ms. England returned to private practice, joining former law partner Barry Ponticello and attorney Renee St.Clair to carry on the link of private defense practice. In EPS, Ms. England brings forth her years of practice and judicial experience to help fashion the most thorough and skilled firm in the areas of the defense of employers and insurance companies in workers’ compensation, subrogation, and attendant administrative and civil litigation matters.
Ms. England has been a prodigious state wide speaker on various workers’ compensation and employment related issues for decades. She is regularly requested by many organizations to present educational topics, including the Insurance Educational Association, the Council on Education in Management and the State Bar of California. She continues these presentations with her full litigation caseload.