Ralph J. Moreno, California Worker's Compensation Defense Attorney

Ralph J. Moreno




Ralph J. Moreno, Esq. has extensive experience in all areas of workers’ compensation and focuses his practice on the representation of insurance companies, self-insured employers and third party administrators. Mr. Moreno also represents employers on 132(a) and serious and willful misconduct claims. He has successfully argued before the California Court of Appeals with decisions published in the California Appellate Reports and in California Compensation Cases. In addition, he has taught law school courses and has conducted seminars for employers, insurance companies, physicians, workers’ compensation professionals and students.


California Practice Specialties


  • Defense of worker's compensation claims
  • Serious and Willful Misconduct and 132(a) discrimination claims
  • Representation of insurance companies, self-insured employers and third party administrators
  • Worker's compensation subrogation


Professional Memberships and Honors


Mr. Moreno remains active in a number of associations and has presented at the American Public Health Association Convention.




Mr. Moreno earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from UCLA in 1969. He then entered the University of Hawaii where he received his Educator’s Diploma in Secondary Education. He continued on to obtain a Master’s of Education in Counseling from the University of Idaho at Albertson’s College. During this time, Mr. Moreno worked as a high school teacher in rural Idaho, and also coached varsity athletics. After completing his advanced degree, he then moved to Arizona where he worked as a counselor at the secondary school level for the Mesa Public Schools. He continued coaching and became active in school and community based projects involving the multi-ethnic area where his school was located.


Subsequently, he located to California and attended law school where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the law review. In addition, he served as a teaching assistant tutoring students and working as a volunteer Research Assistant for the Superior Court. He graduated from law school with distinction and was admitted to the California Bar in 1985. Later that same year, he joined McCormick & Mitchell and soon thereafter became a partner. He then joined with Steve Siegel to form Siegel & Moreno, formerly known as Siegel, Moreno & Kramer.