The dynamic team of attorneys and support staff at Law Offices of Ryan D. Sutherland are dedicated to providing superior legal services to clients involved in all stages of Workers’ Compensation cases in California. As a litigation law firm, we take multiple cases to trial each year and our record of success is unparalleled.
The Law Offices of Ryan D. Sutherland will provide free consultations for individuals with workers’ compensation matters.
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ATTORNEY AT LAW/ CERTIFIED SPECIALIST, WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
Ryan D. Sutherland
After earning his undergraduate degree from San Francisco State University in 2003, and Juris Doctor from Whittier Law School in 2006, Mr. Sutherland first practiced criminal law for 3 years as a Deputy District Attorney in Madera County, California. He then worked as a workers’ compensation defense attorney for several years, representing several major employers and insurance companies. He is now proud to represent injured workers’ in their workers’ compensation cases at the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Boards. In 2016, Mr. Sutherland was awarded the Clients' Choice Award from Avvo.com, passed the California Workers' Compensation Legal Specialist Examination and was inducted into membership with the California Applicants' Attorneys Association. Mr. Sutherland is currently a State Bar of California Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist.
While in law school, Mr. Sutherland served as an editor on the Whittier Law Review for 2 years. Mr. Sutherland also completed a judicial externship while in law school, serving as a legal research assistant to Presiding Justice David G. Sills at the Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division III, in Santa Ana, California. After graduating, Mr. Sutherland also completed an internship with the San Francisco Public Defenders’ Office.
When away from work, Mr. Sutherland enjoys meditation, tennis, running, backpacking, books, and spending time with friends and family.
WHITTIER LAW SCHOOL
Juris Doctor, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY
B.A. Philosophy, 2003
*State Bar of California - Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Diana Tarnopolskaya received her Juris Doctorate in May of 2015 from Golden Gate University School of Law. During law school, Ms. Tarnopolskaya volunteered her time working for an Employment Rights Clinic. Prior to representing injured workers in the Workers’ Compensation system, Ms. Tarnopolskaya practiced in the areas of Family Law, Estate Planning, Business Litigation, and Tax.
Ms. Tarnopolskaya enjoys being a zealous advocate for injured workers in their efforts to receive the medical care and disability benefits that they deserve. She is passionate about injured workers’ rights and believes in providing the highest level of service.
In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family, walk her dogs, and read.
GOLDEN GATE UNIVERSITY,
SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2015
GOLDEN GATE UNIVERSITY
B.A. Business Management, 2011
Carla Sell is currently attending John F. Kennedy University where she will soon obtain her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Degree and then work towards her Juris Doctorate. Ms. Sell received her Paralegal Certificate and Associate Degree in Applied Sciences from Heald College in 2012. Prior to advocating for injured workers as a hearing representative in the Workers’ Compensation system, Ms. Sell worked in a criminal defense law firm for four years.
Ms. Sell enjoys being a selfless advocate for injured workers in their efforts to receive the medical treatment and benefits that they are entitled too. She is passionate about injured workers’ rights, their cases and believes in providing the highest level of service as a hearing representative.
In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her husband and children in nature, hiking, climbing mountains and running with her dog.
JOHN F. KENNEDY UNIVERSITY
Paralegal & Associate Degree, 2012