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Workers' Comp, Explained.

Sullivan on Comp is the most complete treatise on California workers' compensation in existence.

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Sullivan on Comp is the definitive resource for workers' compensation professionals.

Sullivan on Comp is the most innovative and comprehensive California workers' compensation law research platform and educational resource available.

Sullivan On Comp is written for attorneys, claims adjusters, and employers, with subscribers ranging from sole proprietors to Fortune 500 companies. The treatise is continuously updated to reflect the latest changes to California workers’ compensation law and is offered in print or via online download.

Sullivan on Comp has a well-deserved reputation as the most extensive reference framework available regarding California workers' compensation law. Let our expertise help keep you informed of the latest updates to this ever-changing area of law.

See what's covered...

  • Chapter 1: California System
  • Chapter 2: Jurisdiction and Subrogation
  • Chapter 3: Business of Insurance
  • Chapter 4: Employment
  • Chapter 5: Injury
  • Chapter 6: Statutes of Limitations
  • Chapter 7: Medical Treatment
  • Chapter 8: Compensation Rate
  • Chapter 9: Temporary Disability
  • Chapter 10: Permanent Disability
  • Chapter 11: Return To Work
  • Chapter 12: Death Benefits
  • Chapter 13: Penalties and Sanctions
  • Chapter 14: Discovery and Settlement
  • Chapter 15: Litigation
  • Chapter 16: Awards and Appeals

Meet the authors

Michael W. Sullivan, Esq.
Michael W. Sullivan, esq.
General Managing Partner,
Michael Sullivan & Associates

Mr. Sullivan formed Michael Sullivan & Associates in 1996 as an aggressive workers' compensation defense firm. It has grown rapidly to include attorneys practicing in five offices throughout Southern California. Mr. Sullivan is a bar-certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law.

In 2011, Mr. Sullivan, as lead author, published "Sullivan on Comp," a 12-volume comprehensive, objective treatise on California workers' compensation law. It is read by the legal, insurance and medical communities, as well as by employers keen to stay abreast of the law. The dynamic book series is updated monthly.

Mr. Sullivan regularly conducts seminars and webinars, and co-authors white papers on significant topics in workers' comp law. Recent publications include "An Analysis of the New Regulations Regarding Disputes Over Medical-Legal Expense and Medical Treatment," and "Special Report: A First Look at SB 863." He also speaks regularly at professional conferences including the California Coalition on Workers' Compensation, the Association of Insurance Professionals and the Public Agency Risk Managers Association.

Before starting his own firm, Mr. Sullivan practiced workers' compensation defense in Los Angeles, handling a full caseload of workers' compensation litigation resulting in a 95% trial victory rate.

Mr. Sullivan received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law, where he served an externship with a federal judge, and an internship with the California Department of Industrial Relations. He received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where he was a member of Alpha Sigma Nu scholastic honors society.

Sure Log, Esq.
Sure Log, esq.
Of Counsel,
Michael Sullivan & Associates

Mr. Log, of Counsel, is a specialist in workers' compensation defense and related labor law issues. He analyzes files for litigation and settlement, conducts research, reviews records to facilitate completion of discovery and drafts a variety of documents, including trial and appellate briefs. He was instrumental in a 2009 case that ended vocational rehabilitation in California.

Mr. Log prepares seminar material and co-authors white papers on significant topics in workers' comp law, including "An Analysis of the New Regulations Regarding Disputes Over Medical-Legal Expense and Medical Treatment," and "Special Report: A First Look at SB 863," about the 2012 legislation's wide-ranging changes to the state's workers' compensation system.

Mr. Log is also Co-Author of "Sullivan on Comp," a 16-chapter objective analysis of California workers' compensation law.

Before joining Michael Sullivan & Associates, Mr. Log was an Associate Attorney at the Law Offices of Steven M. Sion in Los Angeles, where he defended employers, insurance carriers and public entities in all aspects of workers' compensation cases.

He served as Law Clerk for both the Office of the Colorado Attorney General and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Colorado.

Mr. Log received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he was an Associate Editor of the University of Colorado Law Review, and the lead advocate on the winning team of the Rothgerber Moot Court Competition. He received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Mr. Log speaks Teochew, a Chinese dialect.

David Chetcuti
David J. Chetcuti
Workers' Compensation Claims
Consultant and Instructor

David J. Chetcuti is a WCCP- and BPPE-accredited professor of California Workers' Compensation Insurance Law. He has taught the subject at several colleges and universities throughout the state.

Professor Chetcuti has also partnered with Mr. Sullivan in conducting seminars and consulting with several clients. He was asked to contribute to "Sullivan on Comp" because he is someone who thinks deeply about the law, and has unparalleled knowledge of the workers' compensation field.

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Sullivan on Comp webinars offer insightful and instructive training by attorneys and industry leaders with deep expertise in the workers’ compensation field. Subscribers have access to over 70 webinars available on-demand as a part of their subscription. Our webinars qualify for MCLE and CE credit. Enjoy a new webinar every month!

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  • Sullivan on Comp is the most definitive work available on California workers' compensation. I cannot say enough about how much people in our firm love the books and how often they consult them. "Sullivan on Comp" is the first place I turn to research a case. Congratulations, Mike, you've really nailed it — an impressive work and required reading in anyone's WC library.

    • Richard M. "Jake" Jacobsmeyer
    • Partner with Shaw, Jacobsmeyer, Crain, Claffey & Nix LLP
  • This treatise is the most up-to-date and thorough resource out there for new attorneys and seasoned veterans alike. The information is concise, meaningful and easy to follow. I cannot imagine a practitioner in the field of workers' compensation not having a copy of this book.

    • Adam Dombchik
    • Partner with Gordon, Edelstein, Krepack, Grant, Felton & Goldstein
  • Sullivan on Comp is a highly readable treatise that is comprehensive and detailed.

    • Pamela Foust
    • Vice President, Claims Legal,
      TheZenith
  • Sullivan on Comp is an invaluable resource that should be part of any workers' compensation practitioner's library..

    • Saul Allweiss
    • Principal of the Law Offices
      of Saul Walter Allweiss
  • Sullivan on Comp is a valuable analysis of California's worker's compensation system. It provides enough depth to satisfy the needs of front-line practitioners, but is accessible to a company's general counsel, risk manager or human resources professional. It communicates a clear understanding of the statutes and regulations, as well as the related case law. I keep a copy close by.

    • Tim East
    • Director of Risk Management
      of the Walt Disney Company

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  • Sullivan on Comp is the most complete discussion of California workers' compensation law.
  • Topics are well organized. Answers are easy to find.
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  • Online access also includes monthly and quarterly webinars at no extra charge.
  • Webinar attendance earns CE credits for attorneys, WC adjusters and WC bill reviewers.
  • Sullivan on Comp is updated continuously online. Book subscribers receive annual updates.
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