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Don Dressler

Attorney/Risk Management Consultant

National leader in labor law, risk management and human resources solutions, Don Dressler, has been designing customized HR packages that significantly reduce workers compensation costs, protect employers from non-compliance, while providing effective worker training solutions to southern California companies for more than twenty years.

From 1987 to 2003, Mr. Dressler was the President of Insurance Services for Western Growers Association, a regional trade association representing fresh fruit and vegetable growers in California and Arizona. Mr. Dressler headed their health and workers' compensation programs. He was President of Western Growers Insurance Company, a California and Arizona workers' compensation insurer and Quail Street Casualty Ltd., a Bermuda based captive insurance company.

Up to that time, he served as the Executive Vice President of Western Growers Association, the chief operating officer of the trade association, overseeing all internal operations, and Vice President and General Counsel of Western Growers Association, establishing a group legal practice to provide labor and employment law. Mr. Dressler also served on the Legislative Counsel for the California Farm Bureau Federation, and established their group legal practice, Farm Employers Labor Service.

Dressler is a practicing attorney specializing in employment law and human resources issues. He consults on insurance and risk management issues for private companies and trade associations and has served such firms as Western Growers Association, a regional trade association representing fresh fruit and vegetable growers in California and Arizona, and the Western Growers Insurance Company, a workers' compensation insurer.

Dressler simplifies and clarifies employee relations and compliance concerns by removing the confusion and complications of regulations on:

Mr. Dressler served as a director and on the Executive Committee of California Coalition on Workers' Compensation. He served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Association Executives, and as Director of the Association of California Insurance Companies; Vice President of the California Association of Small Employer Health Plans; President and Legislative Committee Chair of The Association Health Care Coalition. He served as Chairman of the Finance Commission for the City of Irvine from 1993 to 2011.

Active in community affairs, Mr. Dressler Chairs the Annual Irvine Police Department Awards Banquet, is Treasurer of the Exchange Club of Irvine and serves  on the Board of Directors for Western Family Services (a health care organization providing mental health services to children and youth in Orange County)  and ProVisors, a network of over 2,000 top business professionals.

Dressler is a frequent speaker on Workers' Compensation, Health Insurance and Organizational Development issues. He also is a Trustee of the Kansas State University Foundation.


Our Team:

Going Above & Beyond

Pat Haley<br><i>Human Resources, Employee Conflict, Training</i>

Pat Haley
Human Resources, Employee Conflict, Training


Pat Haley is an HR professional with a “PHR” human resource certification,  a CPCU insurance designation, and over 20  years of HR experience. Her effective communication style  and problem solving  abilities enables Pat to partner with a wide variety of businesses with an emphasis on employment relations matters, management/employee training and general HR  management functions.

Victoria Hill<br><i>Attorney at Law - Consultant</i>

Victoria Hill
Attorney at Law - Consultant


Victoria Hill is an experienced HR professional and licensed attorney. Graduating from the University of San Diego with a BA in Business and Juris Doctorate. During the next 10 years Victoria was a litigator before co-founding a regional staffing company where for nine years she successfully led a thriving Human Capital, Legal, Finance and Operations Group, while navigating the company to annual revenues of $10M, and later strategically brokering the sale of the organization. Today Victoria combines all the experience gained both as a litigator and successful business owner to provide best-in-practices HR consulting solutions to small and medium sized companies. 

Marilena Guadagnini</br><i>Attorney at Law - Consultant</i>

Marilena Guadagnini
Attorney at Law - Consultant


Marilena Guadagnini provides compliance counseling on a variety of employment issues, including adherence to federal and state leave laws, wage and hour compliance, and employee discipline. Ms. Guadagnini regularly drafts business and employment agreements, employee handbooks, and other personnel policies. She has presented and trained HR consultants and employers on various aspects of labor and employment law. While attending University of San Francisco, Ms. Guadagnini earned her JD and MBA degrees with a Certificate in Business Law. 

Cindy A. Williams<br><i>Consultant</i>

Cindy A. Williams

Highly efficient and results oriented, Cindy Williams has more than 15 years experience in the HR and Safety industries and she helps increase employee productivity, and reduce the overall cost of your workforce. Through building strong employee relationships, fine-tuning company culture, streamlining procedures, and creative training programs, she helps keep employees healthy and safe, and your company legally compliant.

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