representing people suffering from disabilities


Passion. Experience. Diligence.


Brad Chalk worked his way through school after serving in U.S. Air Force as a firefighter.  He worked for law firms representing insurance companies before opening his own office in order to represent those who were unable to represent themselves.  He became a Certified Specialist by The State Bar of California in Workers' Compensation.

Chalk Law Office opened its doors in 2003. Since then, they have represented and advocated on behalf of thousands of disabled people.  


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S. Bradley Chalk

Brad received his undergraduate degree in Political Science and Philosophy from Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California.

Brad graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington. During law school, Brad volunteered at Gonzaga Center for Law and Justice's University Legal Assistance program, a legal clinic designed to assist qualifying low-income individuals obtain legal advice.  As a result of his exposure working in the legal clinic, Brad determined his calling: to assist injured workers in the maze they often face wrestling with insurance companies in a system which is confusing and -- more often than not -- unfriendly to injured workers.

Brad opened his office in downtown Santa Rosa in 2003. He is recognized as a Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation, a designation of the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California.

His office handles all aspects of Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability, and Industrial Disability Retirement law and has bilingual staff to assist with Spanish-speaking clientele.  Brad understands the added complexity of performing simple tasks when faced with a disability and will fight for you to obtain all the benefits to which you are entitled. 

Brad is Past-President of the California Applicants Attorneys' Association (CAAA) and is active in Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG), a national organization devoted to assisting injured workers.  Brad understands the added complexity of performing simple tasks when faced with a disability and will fight for you to obtain all the benefits to which you are entitled. 

Given Brad's active participation in CAAA and WILG, he has developed strong relationships with many attorneys around the country. If he is not able to personally handle your case, you can be assured he will refer you to the most appropriate specialist.

Brad was admitted to the California State Bar in 1997.



Gonzaga University School of Law
Juris Doctor, 1995

B.A., Political Science and Philosophy, 1992

Activities & Affiliations

• California State Bar Association, Member; Certified Specialist Workers' Compensation
• California Applicants' Attorneys Association, Member of the Board of Directors and Past     President
• Workers Injury Law and Advocacy (WILG), Member of the Board of Directors

Bar Admissions

  • California State Bar

  • United States District Court, Northern District California

  • United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit




Shawna Griffanti

Shawna was hired by Chalk Law Office in 2008. She has a broad knowledge of workers' compensation law and administrative experience and has fourteen years of experience serving injured workers. After high school, Shawna proudly served as a gunner's mate in the United States Navy.

Shawna can be emailed directly at



Santa Rosa Junior College