Courtney E. Nakatani

Courtney E. Nakatani

Newport Beach, California
I am a Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law with over 14 years of workers compensation experience representing both sides. The new Nakatani Law Group is now dedicated to providing exception legal representation to employers and their insurance carries or third party administrators in all aspects of workers' compensation litigation, including S&W and 132(a) claims. Over the years I have worked at the big firms where the focus is on billing and less on quality of service or results. I got tired of being told to add on a .1 here or there to increase my billing, therefore I decided to start my own boutique firm where I am the boss and the focus will be where it rightfully belongs- on representing the client and their interests. Most attorneys have been taught a "roadmap" to work comp and the steps to get from point "A" to point "B". I have found that clients achieve better and more expeditious results with "outside the box" case strategies to short cut some of the steps most attorneys have been taught. I will get you from case inception to resolution as expeditiously as possible and the lowest cost possible. I can do this because I will personally oversee every case in the firm and I can pass on the cost savings to clients by operating with a low overhead and operating expense.

Areas of Practice

  • Workers Compensation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Legal Specialist, Workers' Compensation Law, State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization, 2013

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2002


  • Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • Juris Doctorate - 2002
  • California State University, Long Beach
    • Bachelor of Science
    • Major: Criminal Justice

Past Employment Positions

  • Jacobs & Associates, Workers' Compensation Defense Attorney, 2015 - 2017
  • Tobin Lucks LLP, Workers' Compensation Defense Attorney, 2011 - 2013
  • The Nakatani Law Group, Plaintiff Workers' Compensation Attorney, 2013 - 2015
  • Tobin Lucks LLP, Workers' Compensation Defense Attorney, 2014 - 2015
  • Adelson, Testan & Brundo, Workers' Compesation Defense Attorney, 2009 - 2011
  • Kegel, Tobin & Truce, Workers' Compensation Defense Attorney, 2004 - 2009

Previous Names

  • Courtney E. Harris