Javier C. Grajeda

Javier C. Grajeda

Law Offices of Robert E. Wisniewski, PC
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Arizona
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Summary

Javier C. Grajeda is a native of Los Angeles, CA. Growing up, he worked in his family’s landscaping business, where he appreciated the value of hard work and first became in interested in workers’ rights. Javier is a devoted advocate for injured workers who need a voice.

He is the first person in his family to earn a college and law degree – receiving his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and his Juris Doctorate from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University. Upon graduation, he received high honors for his commitment to pro bono service. He is also a graduate of the State Bar of Arizona Leadership Institute.

Following admission in 2010, Javier has exclusively represented Arizona injured workers. He serves as Treasurer for the Arizona Association of Lawyers for Injured Workers (AALIW). His also a member of the Bench and Bar committee, comprised of Administrative Law Judges, claimant’s attorneys and defense attorneys, to address issues related to the betterment of the hearing process at the Industrial Commission of Arizona.

Javier is Spanish bilingual and served on the Board of Los Abogados, Arizona’s Hispanic Bar Association. He is also a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), and a member of The Workers’ Injury Litigation Group (WILG). He has published and lectured on undocumented workers’ rights.

He joins the Law Offices of Robert E. Wisniewski in 2019 following eight years of practice as a partner in a major Phoenix workers’ compensation firm. At the Law Offices of Robert E. Wisniewski, he will continue his personal commitment to assist injured workers in securing maximum workers’ compensation benefits.

Education
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
J.D.
Honors: HIgh Honors Bro-Bono Award Honorable Valdemar Cordova Scholarship, Los Abogados R. Kelly Hocker Labor Law Scholarship, State Bar of Arizona Employment Law Section American Immigration Lawyers Association Vancouver Conference Scholarship
Activities: Chicano Latino Law Students Association – Vice Chair of Finance (2009 – 2010) Vice-President (2008 – 2009), First Year Representative (2007 – 2008) Hispanic National Bar Association, Mentoring Program (2007-2010) American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona (2008-2010)
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University of California - Berkeley
B.A. | Political Science
Honors: Los Angeles Jewish Foundation Scholarship (2000 – 2002)
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Law Offices of Robert E. Wisniewski,
- Current
• Represent injured workers in Arizona Workers’ Compensation cases involving compensability of claims, permanent disability, loss of earning capacity, entitlement to disability and medical benefits • Responsible for all aspects of representation including case strategy, depositions, settlement negotiations, preparation of petitions and motions, trial litigation before the Industrial Commission of Arizona, and preparation of special action briefs before the Arizona Court of Appeals
Partner
Taylor and Associates, PLLC
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• Practiced Arizona Workers’ Compensation law. • Carried active caseload of approximately 150 matters involving all aspects of representation.
Publications
Articles & Publications
No Tengo Documentos, The Challenges of Representing Undocumented Workers
Workers First Watch Magazine, Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group (WILG)
Speaking Engagements
No Tengo Documentos- Practical Hurdles and Considerations in Pursuing and Defending Undocumented Workers Claims, Mid­ Winter Meeting, Phoenix, AZ
American Bar Association
Co-Presenter with Robert E. Wisniewski, Esq. Section of Labor and Employment Law; Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section
Representing Undocumented Workers -No Tengo Documentos­ Practical Hurdles and Considerations in Pursuing and Defending Undocumented Workers Claims, Annual CLE Seminar, Prescott, Arizona
State Bar of Arizona
Co-Presenter with Robert E. Wisniewski, Esq. State Bar Workers' Compensation Section
Certifications
Workers' Compensation Certified Specialist
State Bar of Arizona
Professional Associations
State Bar of Arizona # 027963
Member
Current
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Maricopa County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Hispanic National Bar Association
Delegate
- Current
Activities: Delegate American Bar Association Collaborative Bar Leadership Class of 2017
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Arizona Workers’ Compensation Section Bench Bar Committee
Member
- Current
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Committee on Women and Minorities in the Law, State Bar of Arizona
Member
- Current
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Arizona Association of Lawyers for Injured Workers
Member
- Current
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Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
State Bar of Arizona
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Practice Area
  • Workers' Compensation
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
www.azhurtonthejob.com
Contact & Map
Law Offices of Robert E. Wisniewski
519 E. Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85012
USA
Telephone: (602) 234-3700