Attorney Profile

Dennis R. Fusi

A lifelong California resident, Dennis R. Fusi brings 35 years of experience to his legal practice, representing English, Spanish, and Korean speaking clients in workers' compensation and personal injury claims, as well as immigration matters.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Fusi has been successful in over 1,000 trials, regularly going up against large insurance companies in cases arising from on-the-job injuries, automobile, truck, and commercial vehicle accidents, slips and falls, dog bites, and other injury-causing accidents. He also assists clients with naturalization, citizenship, and green card issues as part of his immigration practice. With expertise in both workers' compensation and immigration law, Mr. Fusi is especially qualified to represent injured workers who face immigration issues. Complimenting and informing his work as an attorney, Mr. Fusi is a State University Professor of Law, and he has served as a Judge Pro Tem for 13 years.

Mr. Fusi's clients come from all over Southern California, from Bakersfield to the Mexican Border. In every case, no matter how large or small, his goal is to provide exceptional legal service, supervising and reviewing all cases handled by his office and meeting with clients personally when requested.


San Fernando Valley College of Law, Juris Doctor, 1976
Humboldt State University, Bachelor of Arts, 1966


California, 1976

Professional Memberships

State Bar of California
California Applicants Attorneys Association
Consumers Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

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Ms. Chon has nearly a decade of experience in representing the injured worker.

She completed her undergrad at UCLA and J.D. from Western State University College of Law.

She was admitted to the State Bar of California in June of 2006.

She joined the firm soon after passing the California bar exam and has been working with

Mr. Fusi ever since. She is tenacious in her representation of applicants.

She is meticulous in the preparation of her files, ensuring no issue is left unresolved.

She keeps up to date on the ever-changing laws and ensures they are properly applied to her cases.

She has experienced all types of workers' compensation claims, straightforward claims, extremely complex claims, and anything in between.

She has settled thousands of cases over the years and also obtained many favorable trial decisions

Ms. Chon is fluent in Korean language.

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Demosthenes C. Yiakas

Known professionally as "D.C.", Mr. Yiakas was admitted to the State Bar of California in January of 2011. He has a B.A. in Law and Society from the University of California

at Santa Barbara and a J.D. from the Univeristy of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

Mr. Yiakas came to the Workers'; Compensation field after more than 15 years in the workforce as a Contracts Officer, Program Manager, and Project Director for Wyle Laboratories in El Segundo, CA. Wyle Laboratories has been in operation for over 60 years as a leader in the aerospace and defense business, with preeminence in flight hardware testing, dynamic flight simulation systems, and aeromedical research. Mr. Yiakas managed several flight hardware test programs during his time at Wyle, primarily for Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, and Boeing. He is most proud of leading as Program Manager/Project Director over the conception, design,

construction, and successful operation of the TV-25 Thermal Vacuum Test Facility; a "one of a kind" laboratory for the environmental testing and safe handling of large satellite components.

In 2011, Mr. Yiakas was employed as an attorney by a major defense law firm. In this capacity, he represented the interests of insurance companies and The County of Los Angeles in hundreds of workers' compensation cases. In 2012, Mr. Yiakas experienced an epiphany and realized that he was passionate for the rights and interests of injured workers, not insurance companies. He thus "switched sides" and joined the Fusi team, bringing his workforce and defense experience to the cause of California's injured workers.

Mr. Yiakas is life long resident of the South Bay, and his hobbies include Surfing and other aquatic activities.

Mr. Yiakas is fluent in the Greek language.

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Mr. Pease is a recent addition to the firm, coming from a very large Workers' Compensation law firm representing injured workers.

He began working in the field of Workers' Compensation in 2.008 and over the years he has gained experience in all stages of a claim, from the initial filing, to discovery, medical treatment, hearings, trials, and appeals.

He enjoys advocating for injured workers in their claims for treatment and benefits available under California law.

He is currently attending law school at the University of West Los Angeles School of Law and is scheduled to graduate and take the bar exam in the Summer of 2014.

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