Jaya Kapoor began working at Mullen & Filippi in 2011, became an Associate Partner in 2014 and Senior Partner in 2019. She has practiced in the field of workers’ compensation since 2004. Jaya has represented third party administrators, insurance companies, employers, self-insured entities, public entities and occupational accident policy holders in various workers’ compensation matters. She has successfully litigated issues at the Trial level winning several take-nothings for her clients. Prior to beginning her legal carrier, Jaya worked as a claims examiner. She also ran a successful import-export business where she gained valuable insight on employment issues. Due to her background, she is able to work closely with both claims examiners and employers in a effective and efficient manner.
Jaya graduated with honors from California State University Sacramento in 1999 where she earned a double major in Political Science and Philosophy. In college she was involved in student government where she served as the director of interdisciplinary studies of the social science department. Jaya earned her J.D. in 2004 from Lincoln Law School in Sacramento in conjunction with McGeorge School of Law. She received one of the highest scores for her Oral Arguments at the Appellate level.
In my career, the most important lesson I’ve learned is that every experience is a learning opportunity. Success is achieved through hard work and dedication, and most importantly, failure is never an option.
I love traveling and my goal is to travel to every continent in the world. Traveling not only enriches our own experiences but allows us to learn from one another. I have been traveling across the world since I was a teenager and I’ve passed the love for adventure to my son. Surprisingly, one of the best experiences has been traveling with a toddler to Japan in the winter!