2012 Executive Committee


John Parente is a graduate of Gonzaga University with a degree in Economics. He attended Lincoln University Law School where he obtained his Juris Doctorate degree. John started in the workers’ compensation industry as a claims examiner with the State Compensation Insurance Fund while attending law school. While at SCIF John worked on Uninsured Employer Fund Claims, Longshore and Harbor Worker Claims, State Fund employee claims and Reinsurance Claims. He also wrote policies and procedures for claims handling and reserving. He also obtained his certification as an Administrator of Self-Insurance Plans.

John is the founding partner of Parente & Christopher. He specializes in representing self-insured employers in defense of workers’ compensation and other employment related claim. He also consults with insured employers regarding the handling of their claims and insurance rating issues. He is a past president of both the Northern California Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorney and the California Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorneys Associations. He is a Judge Pro-Temp at the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. John also serves as an expert witness in the areas of claims handling of workers’ compensation and re-insurance claims.

You can contact John at Parente & Christopher at 415.364.3660.


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