Mr. Hilfrink earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois State University before moving to California and earning his Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University.
Mr. Hilfrink has devoted his career to the field of Workers’ Compensation where he has served in many capacities as an attorney. Early in his career, Mr. Hilfrink served as the Chief Legal Editor across multiple editions of a leading treatise on workers’ compensation. Mr. Hilfrink has spent the majority of his career in management positions where he assisted in managing the home office of a large statewide workers’ compensation defense firm, opened and managed a northern California satellite office in the State Capitol of Sacramento before later assuming management responsibilities for a central valley office location in Fresno. Throughout his career, Mr. Hilfrink has had the privilege of overseeing statewide accounts and working closely with his clients to develop global litigation strategies on a number of issues, as well as being specifically requested to consult on complex heavily litigated catastrophic injury cases.
Mr. Hilfrink has represented self-insured entities, third party administrators, insurance carriers on standard issues of workers compensation, Labor Code Section 132a discrimination allegations, serious and willful misconduct and all form of penalty claims.