Kristen L. Magana

Associate

Ms. Magana joined the firm of Broussard, Cullen & Blastic, P. A. as a law clerk in May of 2007. During that summer, she assisted in the firm’s preparations for oral arguments before the Florida Supreme Court, and in the research for and drafting of other briefs and trial memoranda pertaining to complex issues in workers’ compensation. She returned to the firm as a full-time attorney in August, 2008, and was admitted to the Florida Bar in September of that year.

Ms. Magana initially focused her practice on claims filed under the “Heart-Lung Bill,” but has handled a wide spectrum of issues arising in the workers’ compensation arena, for a variety of self-insureds and workers’ compensation carriers. Ms. Magana’s involvement in claims begins at their inception and investigations into compensability, through settlements or final hearings before Judges of Compensation Claims. She has also been involved in numerous appeals and has argued several cases before the First District Court of Appeal.

Ms. Magana has also spoken on and written several articles pertaining to workers’ compensation issues.

Board Certifications

Ms. Magana became Board Certified as a Specialist in the area of Workers’ Compensation law in June 2016.

Bar Association or Section Affiliations

Ms. Magana is a member of the Judge William Wieland Inn of Court, the Orange County Bar Association, Florida Bar (Young Lawyer and Workers’ Compensation Sections), and the Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers (CFAWL). She has served on numerous planning committees with the Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers and has assisted the organization’s officers in its day-to-day operations.

In addition to her involvement with Central Florida’s legal community, Ms. Magana has been an instrumentalist and served on the Board of Directors for Central Florida Community Arts, a non-profit organization whose goal is to make the arts more accessible to the greater Orlando area. As part of this organization, Ms. Magana has performed in several concerts both with the symphony orchestra and as an accompanist to the 275-member choir and in chamber settings for local charity events.

Articles Published

  • A New Interpretation of the 120-Day Rule
  • How Does the Babahmetovic Ruling Affect You and Your Injured Workers?
  • Diagnostic Testing Equals Disability
  • Seeking Reimbursement Through Indemnification
  • Recent Development in the One-Time Change Requirement
  • The Beginning of the End of the “Statutory Gap”
  • ‘Essential Hypertension’ May be Compensable
  • Do Jurisdictional Defenses Constitute Concessions as to Authorization? An Update on “Reimbursement Disputes”