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.
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Today’s blog focuses on a topic seldom discussed in workers’ compensation. It concerns benefit printouts. Rule 10635 places a duty on the claims administrator to serve a benefit printout within 20 days upon request and no…
As strange as it may seem, employers in workers’ compensation can learn a valuable lesson from the airline industry. At 11:56 p.m. on the evening of July 7, 2017, the largest aviation disaster in the history…
It’s no secret that injured workers and applicant attorneys dislike Medical Provider Networks (MPN). They exploit every loophole to escape an MPN to select a doctor of their choice to be the worker’s primary treating physician…
Today’s blog discusses an error occurring with frequent regularity regarding administration of self-imposed penalties (SIP). Let’s begin by reviewing the SIP statute. Subsections (c) and (d) of LC §4650 state as follows: (c): “Payment of temporary…
During the warm summer months many businesses elect to close for an afternoon to hold a good old-fashioned company picnic. Everyone goes off to a local park for a delicious barbeque lunch where employee camaraderie abounds,…
It is an alarming reality that penalty petitions now seem to arise from most disagreements between an adjuster and applicant attorney as to a claims issue, even when the adjuster’s position is supported by the facts…
“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
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