Yvonne Lang is a partner with Pearlman, Brown & Wax, LLP,specializing in the defense of workers’ compensation claims. She is an experienced trial attorney and has successfully litigated complex issues before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.
Yvonne graduated from the University of California at Irvine in 1991. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Letters degree in Political Science (major) and Criminal Justice and Dance (minor(s)). She obtained her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of La Verne College of Law.
Prior to her legal career, she worked as a workers’ compensation claims specialist, both for insurance companies and third-party administrators, obtaining her self-insurance certificate, WCCP designation, and her Certificate in Professional Disability Management (CPDM). Yvonne worked as a fraud investigator and assisted the National Insurance Crime Bureau and the Los Angeles and Ventura County District Attorneys’ offices with the successful prosecution of several doctors in the “What’s Up Doc?” sting and the Sycamore Pharmacy prosecution.
Long before SB 899 and SB 863 Yvonne was an active member of the California Workers’ Compensation Institute’s Utilization Review Committee and worked for the implementation of the California Code of Regulations 9792.6(g), Utilization Management and Review.
She is an energetic lecturer on topics of interest to insurance companies, third-party administrators, and employers.
Yvonne is a member of the State Bar of California, the American Bar Association. She was an active member of the former California Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorneys’ Association serving as President of the organization in 2013. She is also a San Fernando Valley Bar Association member and the Central Coast Chapter of CAAA. Yvonne was the 2015-2016 Chair of the State Bar Workers’ Compensation Section Executive Committee (now the California Lawyers Association Workers’ Compensation Executive Committee).Most recently Yvonne was awarded the California Lawyers Association Defense Attorney of the Year award for 2023.
When not being a workers’ compensation nerd Yvonne enjoys spending time in her art studio painting with acrylic and watercolors, working with ceramics, taking Zumba classes, going to lots of concerts, cooking, baking sourdough, and generally being creative. In addition to being creative the biggest joy in her life if her husband Greg and her family (including her dogs), Alera and Bailey (Australian Labradoodles), just ask her – we’re sure she’s got a picture or two on her phone.