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Bryan K. Leiser – Fresno Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Bryan K. Leiser earned his Bachelor of Science Degree and Juris Doctor from Southern California Institute of Law where he was elected class representative by his peers. Following completion of his education he was admitted to the State Bar of California in November of 2002.

Mr. Leiser began his legal career working for a Los Angeles based firm in their Santa Barbara office, where he focused solely on workers compensation cases. Mr. Leiser was instrumental in opening two offices in the Fresno area for Los Angeles based firms.

Mr. Leiser now represents injured workers before the Workers Compensation Appeals Board, handling all workers compensation injuries and related issues. His goal is to make sure that employee's rights are protected from unfair employers.


  • State Bar of California
  • Fresno Bar Association
  • California Applicants’ Attorneys Association


  • Southern California Institute of Law, Bachelor of Science
  • Southern California Institute of Law, Juris Doctor

David Montano – Associate Attorney

Workers’ Compensation is an area of the law that requires a professional attorney’s keen mind and the compassionate heart of a hard-worker. Fresno Workers’ Compensation Attorney David Montano of the Law Offices of Bryan K. Leiser has the know-how and capabilities necessary to provide unbeatable representation to injured workers in Fresno and all of Central California.

David proudly served as an Airborne Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division of the United States Army for three years (1996 to 1999). While serving his country, he was instilled with the confidence, tenacity, and fighting spirit necessary in the world of law and litigation. He would later use his love for helping and protecting others to begin his legal career, which included being a law clerk for the United States Department of Justice (2010) and handling civil division, torts, and aviation/maritime cases.

Mr. Montano’s education includes earning a B.A. from University of California, Davis and his Doctorate of Law (JD) from University of San Francisco School of Law. While studying, he wrote and released an in-depth survey titled “Recent Maritime Decisions Within the Ninth Circuit Region.” His work gained attention and praise from his peers.

After successful and enlightening careers with Mullen & Filippi and Yrulegui & Roberts, Mr. Montano proudly joins the Law Offices of Bryan K. Leiser. Using his years of experience and commitment to his clients, he fearlessly tackles even the most complex, high-stakes workers’ compensation cases in Fresno.

Heather Elizondo – Legal Assistant

Heather Elizondo has served as the Legal Assistant for the Law Offices of Bryan K. Leiser for nearly five years. Prior to joining the team, she worked at defense firm Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes, a firm that also specializes in workers' compensation.


  • Maric College - Medical Assistant Certificate

Mariana Cruz – Legal Assistant

Mariana Cruz's education includes earning an A.S. degree in Medical Administration at the San Joaquin Valley College in 2006. That same year, she began working for Sierra Valley Medico, an industrial occupational care facility that specializes in worker's compensation.

Mariana joined the Law Offices of Bryan K. Leiser in February of 2011, and serves as one of our committed legal assistants.


  • San Joaquin Valley College - A.S. Medical Administration

Marlene Ruiz – Legal Assistant

Legal assistant Marlene Ruiz has been with the Law Offices of Bryan K. Leiser for just over a year. Prior to joining the team, she was a medical assistant at Sierra Valley Medico for 5 years.

Her education includes the EMS Training Institute for her EMT certification, and San Joaquin Valley College for her Associate of Science Degree in the Medical Assistant Program.


  • San Joaquin Valley College - A.S. Medical Assistant