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We are sad to announce the passing of Jose Angel Barajas last Monday, April 19, 2021.
We are happy to remember him for his smile, big heart, and love of life. He would want us to celebrate his life and not mourn his passing.
Born October 1, 1949, in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, he was a proud Sinaloense. He traveled to Mazatlan every year and rarely missed a feria.
He graduated from Garfield High School and attended ELA College, CSU Long Beach, and Peoples College of Law.
Jose was an active and long-time member of Latino Comp. A fierce advocate for the injured worker, his activities extended well beyond workers’ compensation.
He was active and a past board member in several non-profit organizations. He was an active member and past officer of the Lions Club and Fraternidad Sinaloense. He was also a past citizen representative to the California State Bar.
He supported and helped Latinos not just in the U.S., but raised and donated supplies and appliances for the elderly and needy in Mazatlan.
Last year he helped in a family reunification project which gave Mexican citizens a temporary permit to come to the U.S. to visit with family they had not seen in years. Many tears of joy were shed by the busloads of visitors and their families.
He never bragged about this project or his accomplishments. It was only on an invitation to listen to some music and have a drink that Sherist and Sal were present to see him honored for his good work.
Remember Jose. Raise a glass and toast to his life!
LatinoComp grew from humble beginnings. In 1995 a group of legal professionals met in order to provide a support system for sole practitioners in workers’ compensation. The first meeting involved a few individuals at a law office in East Los Angeles. At those meetings, we exchanged forms, discussed strategy, evaluated problem cases, and brought each other up to date on current case law.
Building on initial successes, these Founders formalized the association for the purpose of enhancing the quality of representation at the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. Under the Mexican American Bar Association (MABA) we established a Workers’ Compensation Sub-Committee. The sub-committee invited the best and brightest minds in the industry to provide educational seminars on selected workers’ compensation topics. As our organization grew, we sought to include defense attorneys, rehabilitation counselors, interpreters, medical providers, and attorney support services. In order to better serve our community, we have reorganized ourselves as Latino Comp.
LatinoComp is a non-profit 501(c)(6) professional organization that consists of applicant attorneys, defense attorneys, hearing representatives, lien representatives, rehabilitation counselors, interpreters, medical providers and attorney support services. The purpose of our organization is to enhance the quality of representation at the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board and better serve our community.
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