Prior to pursuing her law degree, Kathleen Chassion managed Fig Garden Swim & Racquet Club in Fresno, CA for six years. Fig Garden is an exclusive member-owned tennis and swim club in “Old Fig Garden” in Fresno. Ms. Chassion returned to the Monterey Peninsula to pursue her law degree and has spent her entire 19 year plus legal career defending employers and worker’s compensation insurance carriers.
Education & Expertise
Admitted to California State Bar 2000
Certified Legal Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law
TSpeaker California Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorney Association Conference 2007
Monterey College of Law 1996-2000 (Recipient Grover Hermann Academic Excellence Scholarship 1997-2000)
Masters of Business Administration – University of Nevada, Reno
Bachelor of Science in Business Management – University of Nevada, Reno
Inducted into Monterey Peninsula College Hall of Fame – 1999 (Tennis: State Singles Champion 1982; State Doubles Champion 1981 & 1982)
Member Big Brothers/Big Sisters – Big Sister of the Year 1995
Bench & Bar Committee, Salinas WCAB – 2008 to present
Member of Monterey Bay Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Association (MBWCAA)
Catechism Teacher at St. Joseph’s Parish in Spreckels, CA – 2011 to 2014
More About Kathleen
Ms. Chassion taught tennis at Chamisal Tennis Club while attending night school and Monterey College of Law. She received a final class ranking of #3 in her class for academic excellence and went on to pass the Calfornia State Bar Examination. While awaiting the results, Ms. Chassion accepted a paralegal position at the Law Offices of Hanna, Brophy, MacLean, McAleer & Jensen specializing in workers’ compensation defense and was subsequently hired as an Associate Attorney. She left Hanna, Brophy in May 2008 to join Luna, Levering & Holmes, who also specialize in workers’ compensation defense.
Current clients include: City of Salinas, County of Monterey, Hyatt Regency, and numerous School Districts.
Ms. Chassion lives on the Monterey Peninsula with her husband of 20 years and two daughters. Kathleen and her husband, Michael, have two daughters, Michaela and Anna. She loves playing tennis, reading, and spending time with family.