Stella F. Mendoza

Stella F. Mendoza joined Knox Ricksen in 2013 and is a member of the Knox Ricksen workers’ compensation team. With 23 years of experience in handling workers’ compensation matters, Ms. Mendoza represents insurance companies, self-insured employers and municipalities in 132a actions, serious and willful actions, lien issues as well as case in chief. Her wealth of experience and expertise, particularly in matters involving healthcare fraud contribute significantly to the firm’s effectiveness in handling lien consolidations and qui tam matters arising out of false and fraudulent workers’ compensation claims.

When not working, Ms. Mendoza is a soccer mom as well as a volunteer for various charities.

Ms. Mendoza is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office.


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  • J.D. Loyola Law School (1988)
  • B.A. History, CSU Northridge (1984)

Admitted to Practice

  • State Bar of California (1988)
  • U. S. District Court, Central Districts of California (1989)