About F + B
The Law Firm of Friedman + Bartoumian offers a broad range of legal expertise. Our attorneys have earned the respect of other attorneys, judges and clients throughout California and the nation. In recognition of our legal ability and ethical standards, we have received a high rating from the Martindale-Hubbell organization, the most respected source of authoritative biographical information about members of the legal community worldwide.
If you seek lawyers who are ready to collaborate with you to find positive solutions to your legal concerns, contact us.
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Honored By Ventura County
The Board of Supervisors for the County of Ventura bestowed Honors on our Founder, Heywood G. Friedman, for three decades of community and pro bono legal service. Examples of such service include sponsorship of academic, athletic, and arts programs at Conejo Valley schools and volunteer legal services to numerous churches and synagogues, including the United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks and Temple Etz Chaim of Thousand Oaks.
Our reputable, talented team members are among the top in their respective fields. We care about our clients and our community and will work tirelessly to achieve exceptional results for you.
News & Events
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Pursuant to Labor Code Section 5710, an applicant attorney is allowed to charge an hourly fee when representing an applicant at their deposition in a workers’ compensation case. Unfortunately, we do not have a fee schedule…
When multiple employers or insurance companies share liability for an industrial injury, the injured worker is allowed to choose which of those defendants they want to administer the benefits they are entitled to receive. The elected…
For injuries occurring on or after January 1, 2004, Labor Code Section 4604.5(c)(1) limits an applicant to twenty-four (24) chiropractic, physical therapy, and occupational therapy treatments. There are; however, three exceptions that allow for additional visits,…
When a dispute arises between an Applicant’s Attorney (AA) and a claims adjuster (even if trivial in the grand scheme of things), AA may issue a notice of deposition to the adjuster. While we would like…
Do you know when to use a subpoena versus a medical release or public record? Once again, our blog will discuss yet another topic where education is not readily available. Today we will quickly go over…
Our blog today concerns a developing trend at the appeals board where settlement agreements designed to forever close claims are now being set aside, resulting in the files being reopened with litigation resuming. This trend is…
“Heywood takes the time to meet with us to get a clear understanding of what our goals are. Currently focusing on closing aged and difficult claims while aggressively closing new claims in the door. He gets it and is a great partner in achieving our aggressive goals.”
– Martin King, Kaiser Permanente
“We have had the pleasure of retaining Mr. Friedman’s firm for a number of years and for various actions. Heywood is a skilled and knowledgeable counselor who appreciates the time certain aspects of legal action. We will continue to use his firm for most of our CA legal work.”
– Jeff Bogacki, Vice President, Excess Workers Compensation – 5Star Specialty
“Besides being a great attorney, ‘Woody’ is a better person, friend, humanitarian. And when times get tough, he has your back!”
– Robert Rice, Sargeant Insurance Agency, LCC
We are widely known for our…
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