Luis Perez-Cordero

Impairment to Disability Rating Specialist




Curriculum Vitae

Luis Perez-Cordero is an AMA Guides Impairment & California Disability Rating Specialist certified by the American College of Disability Medicine & American Board of Independent Medical Examiners.

Presenter & Instructor to physicians, claims & legal professionals on three California Permanent Disability Rating Schedules (88PDRS, 97PDRS, 05PDRS) & the AMA Guides, 5th Edition.

Serving California's Workers' Compensation Community for more than 30 years as a Certified Self-Insured Claims Administrator, State of California Disability Rater, Expert Witness & as Independent Disability Rating Consultant since 1995.

Mentored by Rating Specialists Merten Carpe, George Stafford and Donald Petersen.

Graduate of the University of Connecticut with a Masters Degree in Education.

Presenter: Seminars on the 2005 California PD Rating Schedule and the New Evaluation Methodology based on the AMA Guides, 5th edition.

Speaker: Northbay Workers' Compensation Assocation, Insurance Claims Associations of the South Bay,
Diablo Valley and Bay Area, California Chiropractic Association, Palmer College of Chiropractic West and Contra Costa Valley School District.

Consultant: Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California on the Schedule for Rating Permanent Disabilities.

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Continuing Education


Bradford & Barthel Case Law Update (Sacramento 10-18-18)
CWCI Case Law Seminar - 2018 Update (SF 05-14-18)
DWC Educational Conference (Oakland 03-02-18)


Mullen & Filippi Seminar (San Francisco 04-17)
DWC Educational Conference (Oakland 03-17)


M&F: Subrogation, UR/IMR & Case Law Review (07-22-16)
CAAA: 2016 Winter Convention (Rancho Mirage 01-21-16)
Death Benefits Evaluation & Calculations (01-13-16)


CAAA 2015 Winter Convention (San Diego 01-22-15)
Apportionment presented by Donald Barthel (03-12-15)
Post-Termination Defense: Use it or Lose it (05-13-15)
MF Seminar: Best Practices for Adjusters; Case Law Review (05-15-15) 


How to Prepare a Compromise & Release (Webinar 10/16) Bradford & Barthel
The Crazy World of UR/IMR  (Webinar 09-14) Bradford & Barthel
CWCI Conference (San Francisco 05-14)
DWC Education Conference (Oakland 02-14)
CAAA 2014 Winter Conference (Rancho Mirage 01-14)


CAAA: Comprehensive Case Law Update on Almaraz-Guzman (06-2013)
DWC 20th Annual Educational Conference (Oakland 03-2013)
CAAA: 2013 Winter Conference (San Diego 01-2013)


CWCI  SB 863 - Implementing California's WC Reform Legislation (SF 10-12)
Bradford & Barthel - SB 863 The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (Webinar  10-12)
CWCI Case Law 2012 Update Seminar (San Francisco 05-12)

Workcompcentral: Straight Talk About Rating with Gunnar Anderssen, MD, Senior Orthopedics Editor of the AMA Guides, 5th Edition (Studio City 04-12); Don Barthel, Esq; Chris Brigham, MD; Jeffrey Berman, MD.

Northbay Workers' Compensation Association: The Role of QME in Resolving Disputes (Rohnert Park 04-12)

DWC 19th Annual Educational Conference (Oakland 03-12)
CAAA 2012 Winter Conference (Rancho Mirage 01-12)

2011 Controversies in California Workers' Compensation Rating (Long Beach 09-11); Christopher Brigham, MD; Steve Feinberg, MD;Richard Jacobsmeyer, Esq.; Joel Thomas, Esq.; Kenneth Kingdom, Esq.

CAAA: Ogilvie Seminar (Oakland 09-11)

Mullen & Filippi: Hot New Cases for Hot August Days (Oakland 08-11)
CAAA: 2011 Summer Convention (Las Vegas 07-11)
California Society of Industrial Medicine & Surgery -26th Annual Mid-Summer Seminar (Santa Clara 06-11)CWCI: California Workers' Compensation Case Law Seminar - 2011 Update (San Francisco 05-10)
DWC 18th Annual Educational Conference (Oakland 02-11) Barry Knight, DEU Manager; Kathy Patterson, Disability Evaluator; Jill Comfyord, Disability Evaluator.

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