Judith C. Bals, WCCP

Director, Workers' Compensation Services


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Judith Bals joined Bickmore in July 2003. She is the Director of Workers’ Compensation Services and oversees the department specialists and consulting projects. In addition, Judith is the Workers’ Compensation Program Manager for two Joint Powers Authorities. As program manager, she is responsible for workers’ compensation claims oversight, maintenance of governing documents, preparation and maintenance of workers’ compensation claims procedure manuals, facilitating selection of third party claims administrators, contract negotiation including performance standards, and legislative updates.

Prior to joining the firm, Judith served as Senior Claims Examiner at Gregory B. Bragg & Associates, and was responsible for all aspects of Workers’ Compensation claims handling for various cities and municipalities. She also served as a Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist for HIH Insurance/Intercare Insurance Services with responsibility for oversight of vocational rehabilitation benefits, including return to work, vocational rehabilitation services and defense. In a different capacity, Judith held the position of claims examiner specializing in large specialty accounts.

Judith attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, the University of Oregon, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She is certified in California as a Self-Insurance Administrator and a Workers' Compensation Claims Professional.

Service Expertise

Return to Work
Claims Management

Industry Specialization

Local Governments (Cities, Counties, Special Districts)  /  Universities and Colleges  /  School Districts (K-12)  /  Joints Powers Authorities (Self-Insurance)  /  Construction  /  Self-Insured Groups and Trusts