About the Law Firm of Friedman + Bartoumian
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.
Our team of attorneys and paraprofessionals are ready to collaborate with you to find positive solutions to your legal concerns.
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Honored By Ventura County
The Board of Supervisors for the County of Ventura has bestowed honors on our founder, Heywood G. Friedman, and Friedman + Bartoumian in recognition of our decades of service to the community and pro bono legal work. Examples of such service include sponsorship of academic, athletic, and arts programs at Conejo Valley schools and volunteer legal services to numerous churches, synagogues, charitable institutions, and non-profit organizations.
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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In general, California’s Workers’ Compensation Act excludes benefits to “volunteers” who are injured while rendering services to a business, on the grounds that they are not “employees.” Having written that, and even though the parties may…
Have you ever wondered why so many physicians refuse to treat workers’ compensation patients? The answer is actually easy to explain. Physicians have a difficult time dealing with our present-day work comp system, which is exceptionally…
It is truly mind-boggling to learn that over the past four years, over 600,000 DWC targeted audit complaints have been filed by medical providers against bill review companies. Such a volume of disputes makes it difficult…
In California, every large insurance agency or brokerage firm has at least one workers’ compensation claims consultant on staff to analyze reserves, evaluate claims administrator performance and consult with their clients, the employers. There are also…
In workers’ compensation, it is common knowledge that discrimination in any manner against an injured employee in retaliation for filing an industrial claim is illegal. It is also illegal for an employer to discriminate against a…
Substantial savings are often realized through use of a Medical Provider Network (MPN), especially if the MPN offers the highest quality of medical providers. Since the creation of MPNs, we have seen our share of “problematic”…
“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, LLC
We are widely known for our…
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