Carrie M. Weaver obtained her undergraduate degree from Indiana Wesleyan University in 1999. While at Indiana Wesleyan University Ms. Weaver served as a student government representative, a campus newspaper staff writer, and first chair bass clarinet with the wind ensemble. After completing her undergraduate studies, Ms. Weaver went on to work as an insurance agent before relocating to Florida and spending several years working in Florida’s child welfare system.
Ms. Weaver enjoyed the court room experience she gained while working in the child welfare system, and went on to earn her Juris Doctorate at Syracuse University College of Law. Ms. Weaver maintained membership in the Justinian Honor Society and graduated cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law in 2008.
Prior to beginning her career as a workers’ compensation defense attorney, Ms. Weaver completed a clerkship for the Department of Veterans Affairs, Board of Veterans’ Appeals in Washington D.C.. Her work at the Board of Veterans’ Appeals involved determining which issues had been procedurally developed for appellate review; analyzing all previously developed evidence and prior adjudicative processes, and; drafting independent and final decisions to be signed by the Veterans Law Judge. Ms. Weaver’s work at the Veterans’ Appeals Board was very similar to her later work as a workers’ compensation defense attorney in that the appellate decisions she drafted would determine what benefits, if any, a veteran was entitled to as a result of an injury or illness sustained while engaged in service. While in this position, Ms. Weaver received an Exceptional Achievement Award for the number and complexity of appellate decisions drafted.
Ms. Weaver represents self-insured employers, insurance carriers, and third party administrators in defending workers’ compensation claims. She employs creative strategies and works quickly and with determination to reach an early and cost-effective resolution for her clients. She has developed a reputation throughout the legal community for her aggressive approach to defending workers’ compensation claims.
Ms. Weaver is an active member of both the California State Bar and the District of Columbia Bar. She is married, has two children and lives in the Sacramento area.