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Jim Malone

Phone: (619) 937-0176


Jim Malone, SIP, BA

Workers' Compensation Claims Advocate

Jim began his workers’ compensation career as an injured worker in the late 1980s.  He was unable to return to his construction career after his work injury and, through vocational rehabilitation, was hired by a workers’ compensation insurance company and trained to be a workers compensation claims adjuster.

Jim then became certified with the California Office of Self-Insurance Plans through the Department of Industrial Relations and became the workers’ compensation claims administrator for the San Diego Transit.  Jim subsequently started Workers Compensation Consulting, providing services and guidance to employers, physicians, attorneys and injured workers.  


Workers' Compensation Claims Advocate, October 2017 - Present
Rancho Mesa Insurance Services, Inc.

Owner/Consultant, September 1998 - Present
Workers Compensation Consulting

Workers' Compensation Administrator, September 1993 - September 1998
San Diego Transit Corporation

Senior Claims Examiner, May 1990 - September 1993
California Compensation Insurance Company

Claims Examiner, February 1988 - May 1990
Zenith Insurance Company


Bachelor of Science in Phychology, 1996
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA


  • California Office of Self-Insurance Plans (SIP)
  • Risk Insurance Management Society (RIMS)


Jim has a love of all sports, in particular football. His grandfather, Albert, was a crewmember for the construction of Spartan Stadium in Portsmouth, Ohio. This was the home of one of the oldest professional football teams, the Portsmouth Spartans, now known as the Detroit Lions. Jim was All-State in high school football for the Portsmouth Trojans, who also called Spartan Stadium their home. Jim continued playing football in college for the Wilmington (Ohio) Quakers.

After attending college, Jim moved to San Diego and soon married his wife of 31 years, Francis. Jim coached many youth, middle school, high school and travel sports teams for their 5 children. Jim and Francis recently became grandparents of identical twin granddaughters.  
His other interests include family game nights, barbeques / parties, golfing, and fishing.

"Boys & Girls Club of East County"
Featuring Sam Attisha (Cox Communications), Dave Garcia (Rancho Mesa Insurance), Bob Elkins (SD 7-11 Franchisee Assoc.), Vickie Petix (Petix & Botte Financial), Todd Raley (Walmart), Forrest Higgins (Boys & Girls Clubs of East County), Ron and Mary Alice Brady (The Brady Companies).

Featuring Dave Garcia, Sam Attisha, Todd Raley, Bob Elkins, Vicki Petix, and Ron and Mary Alice Brady. 

"The Boys & Girls Club really helped shape me as an adult, in terms of being able to own and run a business, by all the traits I learned like leadership, competitiveness, honesty, integrity.  They established a lot of those core values - through the Boys & Girls Club, right here in El Cajon.- Dave Garcia, President/CEO, Rancho Mesa Insurance Services, Inc.