Meet Our Attorneys

Mark Ufkes, Attorney

Mark is a graduate of the University of California and Loyola Law School. He is licensed to appear in all California State and Federal Courts. Mark is passionate about defending injured workers and is an active member of the California Applicant Attorneys' Association. Mark is a second generation Applicant attorney, along with his father who was a pioneer in prosecuting Applicants' claims starting in the mid 1960's. He takes pride in the success the firm has had in securing the best outcomes possible for its' clients. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter as well as his dog, Charlie. He enjoys watching and playing sports, including heading the office softball and bowling teams. He also enjoys traveling and playing the guitar.

Vincent Lopez, Legal Assistant & Hearing Representative

Vincent joined the firm in 1991. He has been an instrumental part of the success of the firm and has been the friendly face and voice that our clients interact with on a day to day basis. He also attends meetings of the California Applicant Attorneys' Association so that he has a deep understanding of the laws and procedure so important with workers compensation claims. Vincent has also appeared many times as a hearing representative at the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board. When he isn't working Vincent enjoys watching sports and participating on office sponsored teams, as well as spending time with his children and riding his motorcycle. He also loves traveling and is fluent in Spanish.

Marian Ufkes

After 40 years as a claims adjuster for a major insurance company Marian now uses her vast knowledge of the insurance industry to assist on bodily injury and workers compensation claims. As graduate of the University of California Marian's education and experience make her extremely valuable with her insights into the opinions of claims from the insurance companies perspective a valuable tool in decisions on case strategy. In her spare time Marian assists with local youth sports and enjoys traveling.

Brianna Diaz

Brianna has been a member of the firm since 2006. In her decade with Ufkes & Bright she has learned the intricacies of the workers' compensation system and is able to answer many questions you may have about your case. Brianna has also appeared as a hearing representative before the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board. In her spare time Brianna enjoys spending time with her family
her dogs and also is an avid traveler.