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W. Peter Godfrey

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

Professional Experience:

  • Attorney - Workers' Compensation, Public Employee Retirement System, State of California Employment Development Department, Department of Fair Housing and Employment, EEOC and Social Security Administration Litigation.
  • Mr. Godfrey has had successful litigation experience in all aspects of Workers' Compensation. Defense work includes representation of various insurance carriers and administrators for public agencies, private employers and self-insured employers

GODFREY, GODFREY & ORTEGA, LLP, Orange, CA 2021 to present
Managing Partner

GODFREY, GODFREY, LAMB & ORTEGA, LLP, Orange, CA, 2012 - 2021
Managing Partner

Godfrey, Godfrey & Lamb, LLP, Orange, CA, 2007 - 2011
Managing Partner

Law Offices of W. Peter Godfrey, Orange, CA, 1995 - 2006
Managing Partner

Past professional associations include: Hays, Peterson & Blane; Mercer and Gallagher; Banks, Leviton, Kelley, Drass & Kelsey; Law Offices of Lawrence R. Whiting; Whiting and Hamblin; Falk, Regnell, Hamblin & Godfrey; Falk, Hamblin & Godfrey and Law Offices of W. Peter Godfrey.

Judge Pro-tem: East Los Angeles Municipal, San Antonio Municipal, Santa Ana Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Anaheim Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Pomona Workers' Compensation Appeals Board.

Elected member Fullerton City Council (1994/1996) served as Mayor pro-tem City of Fullerton, appointed member Fullerton City Planning Commission. Elected member Republican County Central Committee, appointed Parliamentarian and General Counsel. Alternate, Republican National Committee.

Education and Honors:

J.D., University of La Verne Law School - La Verne, CA

L.L.B., University of La Verne Law School - La Verne, CA

B.S., California State University at Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA

  • Biological Sciences

Admissions to Practice:

Admitted to State Bar of California, 1978
Admitted to United States Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1985

Professional Affiliations:

Past President (3 terms) and Executive Committee (all positions) of the Orange County Workers' Compensation Defense Assoc, 1984 through 1994
California Workers' Compensation Defense Association Chapter Member
Los Angeles Workers' Compensation Defense Attorneys' Association
California Manufacturing Association
American Bar Association
Orange County Bar Association
Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officer's Association
California Alliance of Police Officer's Association
California Sheriff's Association

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