The law firm of Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP, headquartered in Westlake Village California, noted for being at the forefront of workers’ compensation defense firms in California for three decades, is undergoing a name change.
With the retirement of senior partner Todd Kelly, the firm has announced that long-time senior partners Amanda Agavni Manukian and John M. Langevin will now share the masthead as the New Year begins.
Established in 1987 by workers’ compensation litigation attorney John B. Floyd, over the years the firm of Floyd, Skeren, Manukian and Langevin has expanded to offices in Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks and Camarillo as well as Pasadena and Riverside, Long Beach, Orange and San Diego, Fresno, Sacramento and Oakland. Their criminal defense division is located in Beverly Hills.
Now a multi-service law firm, Floyd, Skeren, Manukian & Langevin offer a broad range of legal expertise pertaining to workers’ compensation claims, criminal cases, employment and labor law, business law and family law.
Amanda Manukian works in of the firm’s Westlake and Pasadena office and is chairperson of the Special Investigation Unit. She obtained her juris doctorate from Glendale University College of Law. Manukian served as a senior certified law clerk in the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office from 1998-2002, and was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2002.
From 2002 to 2003 Manukian assisted the Deputy in charge of the Special Investigation Unit of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office, in the Writs and Appeals Department. She then served as fraud liaison for the State Compensation Insurance Fund in Los Angeles before joining Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP, in 2004 as a workers’ compensation litigation attorney.
John M. Langevin anchors the firm’s Bay Area office in Oakland. He earned his juris doctorate from Western State University College of Law in Fullerton. In 1989 Langevin was admitted to both the State Bar of California and the U.S. District Court, Central District of California.
From 1988 to 1989 Langevin served as a certified law clerk in the Orange County Public Defender’s office in Santa Ana, and from 1989 to 1991 practiced personal injury litigation.
At the State Compensation Insurance Fund in Riverside he was staff counsel (1991 to 1998) and senior staff counsel (1998 to 2003). In 2003 Langevin joined Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP, as a workers’ compensation litigation attorney.
Floyd, Skeren, Manukian & Langevin represent clients at all of the major workers’ compensation district offices in Southern, Central and Northern California.
Along with their special investigation and subrogation units, the firm has an appellate unit chaired by retired Judge David W. O’Brien, considered the foremost expert on workers’ compensation in California and author of numerous definitive publications in the field.
Judge O’ Brien’s daughter Bernadette M. O’Brien chairs the firm’s employment law department that provides legal advice designed to assist employers in comprehending the complexities of employment law and many other critical employer-employee issues.
Floyd, Skeren, Manukian and Langevin also offer WorkComp Academy, an online educational resource that provides industry professionals with opportunities to attend the firm’s varied educational presentations. It was created by associate Rene Thomas Folse who is licensed as both a psychologist and an attorney in California and is an experienced workers’ compensation practitioner.
Floyd, Skeren, Manukian and Langevin conduct client training seminars on California workers’ compensation law, led by Judge O’Brien and Rene Thomas Folse.
For more information, please contact the Firm’s Administrator Renee Sherman at (818) 206-9222 ext. 3261.