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Darlene Ball, Associate, Central Coast Office

Darlene BallDarlene M. Ball attended the University of Southern California and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education in 1985. In 1990 she earned her J.D. degree from the University of San Diego.

She has 25 years experience in the practice of law. She is a Certified Specialist in worker's compensation law. Prior to joining GMK, she was a managing attorney with 2 prominent worker's compensation defense firms headquartered in Southern California. For the last 13 years she successfully defended worker’s compensation carriers and employers at Trial, taken depositions, managed a caseload and managed satellite offices. Prior to that she was a managing attorney for a state wide insurance defense firm practicing civil litigation including civil jury trials. She is admitted to practice before the California Worker's Compensation Appeals Board, California Superior Courts, California Supreme Court, US District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts and the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.