Joel E. Kautz
Partner | Sacramento Office
Mr. Kautz has worked almost a decade at Lenahan, Lee, Slater, Pearse & Majernik in the office’s workers’ compensation defense practice. Mr. Kautz’ current practice is 100% litigation, and mainly includes the defense of self-insured entities, including many Cities and Counties.
Before joining Lenahan, Lee, Slater, Pearse & Majernik Mr. Kautz attended McGeorge School of Law and graduated With Distinction in 2010. While in law school Mr. Kautz was part of the Appellate and International Advocacy Honors program and was inducted into the Traynor Honor Society. Before law school, Mr. Kautz worked many years in the insurance industry, both as a claims handler and as an underwriter.
More recently, in 2019, Mr. Kautz became president of the PIWC Mid-Valley Chapter #3, a non-profit entity that provides education to the local workers’ compensation community. Mr. Kautz is also a frequent presenter at various workers’ compensation claims conferences including past conferences with the AWCP and the PIWC.
While not practicing law, Joel enjoys hunting as well as spending time with his wife Jennifer, his son and daughter, and his family and friends.