NORIN T. GRANCELL, Of Counsel, some say is a legend in the workers’ compensation defense industry in California. After decades of experience as one of the founding partners of Grancell, Stander, Reubens, Thomas and Kinsey, he now brings his personal skills and style of workers’ compensation defense practice to Valenzuela & Ginzburg, with a keen focus on providing clients and claims administrators with the best possible outcomes. He has also practiced in many areas of civil law and focused on representing PERS agencies in defense of safety officer workers’ compensation and industrial disability retirement claims. In addition to his own successful lawyering, he has mentored many of the most successful attorneys in the California workers’ compensation system (some of whom became Workers’ Compensation Administrative Law Judges), lectured to numerous employer and attorney organizations, and in 2009 was nominated and selected by his peers for inclusion to the prestigious list of Super Lawyers, a nationally-recognized lawyer rating organization. He continued as a Super Lawyer each year through 2014. His long-standing service to the workers’ compensation community includes working as the legal advisor to California Administrative Service Organizations, a trade association of prominent third-party administrators of self-insured employers assisting them in dealings with the State of California, Department of Industrial Relations, Office of Self-Insurance Plans and Division of Workers’ Compensation Audit and Enforcement Unit.
Norin received his Bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Southern California. He is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation law.