Getting Your Client Treatment in an Era of Utilization Review and Independent Medical Review
JODY M. KAUFMAN, ESQ.
KRISTEN M. CORTEZ, ESQ.
Santa Barbara, California
Jody M. Kaufman is the principal and lead attorney of Stout & Kaufman, APLC, and a Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law. Ms. Kaufman was educated at University of Southern California, where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in business and minoring in environmental studies. In 1999 she earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and was admitted to the State Bar of California. Ms. Kaufman founded and is still actively involved in the Santa Barbara Teen Legal Clinic, a nonprofit legal service organization. This organization provides free legal representation to youth in Santa Barbara on a wide array of legal matters and educates them about their legal rights and responsibilities. Ms. Kaufman and her husband, Bryan Thompson, have two daughters and a son. Ms. Kaufman is an avid sports fan and has been a soccer coach and player for over 40 years.