Desmond Nakamoto
Partner
Founded Nakamoto Chou LLP. Desmond Nakamoto has been recognized for his outstanding work and contributions in Workers’ Compensation by being named a “Southern California Super Lawyers-Rising Star” by Los Angeles Magazine.
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David Chou
Partner
David M. Chou has been a partner of Nakamoto | Chou LLP since 2009. David’s background in medical science has enhanced his ability to process and organize complex medical and legal concepts.
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Scott Aramaki
Partner
Scott has promoted an environment of teamwork with clients, and has continued to put forth the dedicated, hands-on attention to detail that meets the needs of our clients in the ever changing field of Workers Compensation.
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Ariel Favela
Partner
Ariel joined Nakamoto Chou because he believed that a boutique law firm mentality was a better fit for his approach to Workers’ Compensation case handling. His main goal is client communication, accessibility and case resolution …
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David Wu
Attorney
David shares Nakamoto | Chou LLP’s appreciation to align case handling with client objectives and achieve early resolution. David enjoys the opportunity to work on a myriad of cases and think outside of the box …
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Andrew Lam
Attorney
Andrew within his first two years of practicing workers compensation defense had taken several expedited hearings to full trials, regularly cross examined orthopedic doctors and filed several successful petitions for reconsideration.
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Susan Liu
Attorney
In November 2013, Susan joined Nakamoto Chou, LLP and provides aggressive and efficient claims defense to all types of companies which include third party administrators, self-insured employers, and insurance companies. Ms. Liu is fluent in Korean.
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Ashlee M. Edwards
Attorney
Ms. Edwards began her legal experience prior to law school when she interned at the Santa Barbara’s DA’s Office. Throughout law school Ms. Edwards worked primarily in employment law and externed for the Honorable Judge Moberly in the Superior Court of OC in Civil Unlimited.
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Matthew A. Keces
Attorney
Matthew is an experienced practitioner in the workers’ compensation field and skilled in the defense of claims against third-party administrators, insurance carriers and self-insured employers, including claims for serious and willful misconduct and Labor Code Section 132(a) violations.
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Mahima Raghav
Attorney
Mahima has experience in many areas of law including Family Law, Bankruptcy, and Business Litigation, Mahima found her niche in Workers Compensation. She has gained valuable experience working in-house where she has learned to provide efficient and quality legal service to a myriad of clients.
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Vahram Balumyan
Attorney
Vahram earned a Distinguished Public Service Certificate and was trained as a certified preparer in state and federal tax filings through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). He has been actively practicing law in the areas of personal injury, civil litigation, real estate transactions and Workers Compensation.
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Maria Borrelli
Attorney
Maria was a member of the Student Bar Association, Editor-in-Chief of the law school newsletter, and worked at several law firms including a judicial externship under Commissioner Carmen R. Luege at the Superior Court of California, County of Orange.
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Hanna Siddiqui
Attorney
Hanna began her career representing applicants in both Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability cases. After several years of acquiring valuable experience on the applicant’s side, Hanna joined Nakamoto | Chou bringing her constructive insight to the table. Read More