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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We believe most claims professionals are aware that there two methods which allow for termination of workers’ compensation death benefits. They are: Inexplicably, a third method for termination of death benefits has also been put into use,…
Surprisingly, workers’ compensation claims professionals continue to encounter problems administering the three-day temporary disability waiting period. One misunderstanding concern whether the waiting period is applied or waived when an injured worker returns to work on light…
It is common for employees to be injured when commuting on company business, and transportation injuries are typically deemed to be within the course and scope of employment. However, an exception exists if the accident occurs…
There is little doubt that offering light duty helps an employer control its workers’ compensation claims cost. Unfortunately, some injured workers would rather remain on disability than return to work. They offer a variety of imaginative…
In a previously published blog, entitled “Physicians Who Quit Comp,” we cautioned the claims industry that a campaign was being conducted encouraging medical providers to withdraw from the workers’ compensation system. Specifically, we said: “Currently, an…
It is common practice for applicant attorneys to file two applications for adjudication on behalf of an injured worker even when only one body part has been impacted. The first claim will identify a specific date…
“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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