FRI Board of Directors

Robert G. Rassp

Robert G. Rassp
Chairman of the Board

Degree: J.D., Loyola University Law School in Los Angeles
Phone: 410-837-3977
Fax: 410-752-4218


Brief Biography

Mr. Rassp has practiced workers’ compensation and social security disability law since 1981 and is the principal of his own law firm since 1983. He is a certified specialist in workers’ compensation law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization since 1994. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Rassp was the Chair of Friends Research Institute’s West Coast Institutional Review Board for fifteen years and reviewed both biomedical and behavioral research protocols. In 2005, Mr. Rassp was appointed as a member of the Friends Research Institute’s Board of Directors and remains a member of the FRI East Coast IRB.

In addition to his duties as an attorney and medical ethicist, Mr. Rassp was appointed as a member of the State Bar Workers’ Compensation Law Section Executive Committee in April 1998 and became its Chair in 2000-2001. Mr. Rassp was reappointed as a member of the Workers’ Compensation Law Section Executive Committee in May 2003 and is currently an advisor to the Committee.

Mr. Rassp has conducted workers’ compensation state-wide judge’s training at the request of the State of California Division of Workers’ Compensation. Topics presented include substantial evidence in AMA Guides cases and the integration of workers compensation settlements, social security disability and Medicare benefits. Since the enactment of SB 899 in April 2004, Mr. Rassp has conducted over 40 seminars for the workers’ compensation community, including the DWC, CAAA, CWCDAA, WCCA and the San Fernando Valley Bar Association. In 2005, Mr. Rassp has co-authored Chapters 29 (Social Security and Medicare) and 32 (Permanent Disability Rating Schedules) in the HANNA treatise and Chapter 7 (PDRS) in the HERLICK treatise.

Mr. Rassp is also a member of the LexisNexis® Calif. Workers’ Compensation Editorial Board and is a member of the sub-committee of Editorial Board members for Noteworthy WCAB Panel Decisions. He is the author of “Lawyer’s Guide to the AMA Guides and California Workers’ Compensation, 2006 and 2007 editions published by Matthew Bender & Co. and LexisNexis®.