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Meet The Team


Gaylord & Nantais is a trusted workers’ compensation law firm based in Long Beach, CA serving the clients throughout California for over 40 years. We have dedicated and knowledgeable Attorney who provide quality representation and personal attention to every client. We pride ourselves on providing personalized service to our clients and keeping them informed throughout the workers’ compensation process.

Teamwork is the key to our success. The Law Offices of Gaylord & Nantais use up-to-date case management and computer technology. Each new client is assigned an attorney who will oversee and make all legal decisions that affect the outcome of your case. Loyal and experienced assistants help manage the details and coordinate the flow of paperwork. This teamwork ensures a positive experience. We guarantee that your questions and concerns will be taken care of in an efficient and prompt manner.

Ned L. Gaylord

founding Partner

Practice Area: Workers’ Compensation
License: #36834
Law School: Southwestern University School of Law, J.D.
College: University of California at Los Angeles, B.A.
Member: Long Beach Bar Association (Past President); State Bar of California, California Applicant’s Attorney’s Association
Born: Detroit, Michigan

#1 Asbestosis & Mesothelioma attorney in California

Thomas M. Nantais

Managing Partner

Practice Area: Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury, Specializes in Hearing Loss
License: #179982
Law School: Western State University, J.D.
College: Western State University, B.S.
Born: Lakewood, California
University, B.S.
Member: HAAA Past President (Local Chapter of the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association, State Bar of California, Long Beach Bar Association)

Wendy L. Cantrell

Associate Attorney

Practice Area: Social Security Attorney
License: #147251
Law School: UC Berkeley School of Law, J.D.
College: University of California at Los Angeles, B.A.
Fuller Theological Seminary, M.Div.
Member: HAAA Current President (Local Chapter of the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association, State Bar of California, Long Beach Bar Association)
Born: Long Beach, California

And, the rest of the staff:

Each member of our staff takes a personal interest in your case. From our receptionist to our file clerks, your case is handled by a team of expert assistants. Our Medical Coordinator works with you in getting you to a doctor. The Research Coordinators work to ensure that the proper parties are joined in on the case, and the Case Managers assigned to each attorney are there to answer your questions in a prompt and proficient manner.

Why Choose Us ?

How our Attorney Approach Things in a Unique Way

Our workers’ compensation attorneys always take the time to listen to your requirements and answer your concerns. The first stage in building a strong case is to ensure that you are kept informed at all times.

  • During our initial encounter, we perform a comprehensive interview with each of our clients.
    We depose or cross-examine doctors and other relevant witnesses as needed.
  • We go over all medical records and documentation, including whatever the defendants have supplied.
  • When a doctor’s results are ambiguous, we send out interrogatory medical information requests.
  • We make appointments for our clients to see doctors if necessary.
  • We contact defendants and seek a joint interrogatory medical information request if the doctor is a “Agreed Medical Evaluator” (AME).
  • We meet with our clients to prepare them for depositions, examine evidence, and do everything else that is required to get them ready for trial.

Following these steps will help us better understand your case and assist you in achieving your legal objectives.

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