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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After incurring an industrial accident most employers are usually very busy investigating the incident and reporting the injury to their workers’ compensation insurer or administrator. Employers also interview witnesses, obtain statements, fill out internal accident reports,…
A mystery waiting to be unraveled sometimes arises when an injured worker reports a disability check as missing, and the check in question is identified as having been cashed or otherwise negotiated. The stakes are raised…
It never ceases to frustrate us when we see employers suing themselves in workers’ compensation. We are not talking about a few employers, but rather dozens of companies suing themselves, often without even realizing it. Our…
We believe with a high degree of certainty that very few claims professionals have ever received instruction on how to calculate a weekly life pension (LP) rate. Most claims professionals, including judges and attorneys, rely on…
Most employers are aware of the concept of subrogation. California Labor Code §3852 specifically allows employers to seek recovery against third parties for reimbursement of workers’ compensation benefits paid due to an industrial injury attributed to…
Today’s blog discusses witness testimony at the Appeals Board, particularly testimony offered when compensability of an industrial injury is in dispute. More frequently than one might anticipate, an employer is caught by surprise when their own…
“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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