Lawrence Y. Kao, California Worker's Compensation Defense Attorney


Lawrence Y. Kao, Esq. handles all aspects of worker’s compensation defense, from discovery and trial through the appellate phase. Clients regularly rely on his expertise regarding resolution of state and county liens. He also handles all aspects of 132(a) cases.


California Practice Specialties


  • Defense of worker's compensation claims
  • Serious and Willful Misconduct and 132(a) discrimination claims
  • Worker's compensation subrogation




After graduating from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, Larry joined the office of the State of Alaska, Fairbanks District Attorney’s Office prosecuting criminal cases. He tried more than 60 jury trials in 2 years as a state prosecutor. After returning to Los Angeles in 2002, Larry began his pursuit of workers compensation defense. He has more than 12 years of experience in defense of worker’s compensation claims including Serious and Willful Misconduct and 132(a) discrimination claims. In his spare time, Larry likes to photograph wildlife and the northern lights.