Lawyer Profiles

Our firm appears at boards from Bakersfield to San Diego on a regular basis. We are familiar with the doctors in the various regions and maintain a good rapport with the bench and bar. We also provide on-site training and claim evaluation, round table assessments and litigation plan development.

Fredrick Gulfin Lagman

2119 W. Orangewood Avenue
Orange, CA 92868
Tel: 714-935-0444
Fax: 714-935-9944

Professional Experience:

GODFREY, GODFREY & ORTEGA, LLP, Orange, CA 2021 – Present
Associate Attorney
GODFREY, GODFREY, LAMB & ORTEGA, LLP, Orange, CA 2013 – 2021
Associate Attorney
Evaluate and litigate workers compensation claims, from file opening to trial. Create proactive plans of action focused on file closure. Assess liability exposure and advise clients regarding mitigating liability. Identify legal issues and draft memoranda summarizing case research for difficult or novel issues. Negotiate and litigate lien claims. Appear at depositions and hearings from San Francisco to San Diego.

Glenn Silverii & Associates, Santa Ana July 2013 – October 2013
Associate Attorney

Law Offices of Joan Sheppard, Orange May 2013 – July 2013
Workers Compensation Litigation Attorney, In-house Counsel for Applied Risk Services

Wallin & Klarich, L.C., Tustin, CA, June 2010 – May 2011

Orange County District Attorney,, Santa Ana, CA, May 2008 October 2008 Certified Law Clerk, Law and Motion Unit
Researched, wrote, and argued in open court oppositions to defendants' motions.

Hon. Nho Trong Nguyen, Superior Court of California,, Westminster, CA, May 2007 August 2007 Judicial Extern
Researched and briefed cases. Submitted proposed case opinions for the judge's review.

Education and Honors:

Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, CA.
Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2009.
Top 14%, Dean's List, Honor Roll, Dean's Merit Scholarship

  • Whittier Law Review, Executive Editor, 2008-2009
  • Whittier Moot Court Honors Board, 2008-2009

University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA.
Bachelor of Arts, Communications, 2004.


Frederick G. Lagman, "Revising California's Sentences: Determinate Sentencing Law in California and Implementing the Kansas Sentencing Approach," published in Whittier Law Review, Issue 29, Vol. 3. (See also, article citation in 22A Cal. Jur. 3d Criminal Law: Post-Trial Proceedings 366 (2009)).


California State Bar, 268159 (admitted 2009).

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