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 Topic: Where’s Your Evidence? Today we are going to tell you an incredible story about three newly-hired workers with physical and psych injuries, who each testified at the Board as to the nature of their…
Today’s Topic: Unnecessary Insurance Let’s begin today’s blog with an easy question. Does your company own or lease any motor vehicles, including cars, trucks, vans or busses? Many businesses require employees to use company vehicles when…
Today’s Topic: Serious & Willful Misconduct Whenever a catastrophic injury occurs, it is quite common for an applicant’s attorney to seek a penalty against the employer by filing a Petition for Serious and Willful Misconduct (S&W).…
Today’s Topic: Credit Rights When an industrial accident is caused by a third party, an injured worker has the right to seek workers’ compensation benefits against the employer, as well as pursue a tort action against…
Today’s Topic: New and Further Disability It is a common practice for applicant attorneys to calendar cases years in advance to reopen for new and further disability. It’s just something applicant attorneys automatically do shortly before…
Today’s Topic: Blaming the Claims Adjuster Have you ever noticed how everyone seems to blame the claims adjuster whenever anything goes wrong in a file? It’s amazing how often it occurs. Let’s start with an injured…
“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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