Vice President, Corporate Risk Management – Kaiser Permanente
“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.”
Director, Organic Growth – The Liberty Company Insurance Services
“The Law Offices of Friedman and Bartoumian (F&B) are Best in Class with all they do. The owners, Heywood Friedman and Haik Bartoumian, along with their talented and tenured staff, bring peace of mind and deep strategic and technical expertise to the cases they handle for us. Their attention to detail, deep knowledge and experience, high ethical standards, and unsurpassed client service speak to the long term relationship we continue to enjoy with F&B.”
Vice President, Excess Workers’ Compensation – 5Star Specialty Programs
“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.”
Strategic Solutions Director – Crossroads Staffing
“When our client’s employees had complex Workers’ Comp cases Heywood approached each case with a strategy to get to the bottom of things quickly and efficiently. We could count on him to take a personal interest in the case and work closely with us to resolve with the best possible outcome. I highly recommend Heywood Friedman and his team.”
President – Platinum Reporters & Interpreters
“I recently got a compliment on Heywood from a mutual client, and it prompted me to take some time to just write a few words.
I have always found Heywood to be extremely sharp, witty, fun, and kind. He is a blast to be around and easy to work with. In addition, he is extremely smart and knows his stuff, especially when it comes to workers’ comp. I’ve seen the “ah ha” moment in the eyes of several employers and claims professionals as they’ve presented him with their difficult cases and Heywood rendered his legal advice. I’ve also had the opportunity to work with Heywood on concerns for mutual clients and the feedback I get is always positive. His firm handles such a wide range of practice areas…they have got to be on the ball!
I would highly recommend Friedman & Bartoumian to anyone looking to improve their legal panel or go exclusive.”
Kinecta Federal Credit Union
“I have worked regularly with Heywood Friedman, the managing partner of the Law Offices of Friedman & Bartoumian, over the past several years in the defense of workers’ compensation claims. As does any other skilled Risk Manager, I expect the best from defense counsel, and Heywood consistently exceeds my expectations. He achieves closures that are faster and less expensive than average, all with the highest level of professionalism. I am able to rely on him extensively, as his law firm covers each of the California WCAB venues from their offices in Northern and Southern California. I have no doubt that Heywood and his team can be a valuable resource to you. If anyone wants to talk with me about Heywood or his firm, please do not hesitate to contact me.”
Sargeant Insurance Agency, LLC
“Besides being a great attorney, ‘Woody’ is a better person, friend, humanitarian. And when times get tough, he has your back!“
US Tech Solutions
“Heywood has just celebrated his 30th anniversary in the business. His success is due to his commitment to his clients. The advice he provides is solid and his attorneys follow in his footsteps. He is aggressive and always has an eye on providing excellent value for his clients. He is consistent in his vocation as well as his commitment to giving back to the community.“
Your CEO 4 Hire
“In addition to providing exemplary representation through Friedman Bartoumian LLP, Heywood is a brilliant philanthropist. He plays a significant role in building Fit 4 The Cause, Inc. a local non-profit organization. Understanding the value of providing fitness training and nutrition education to low-income communities, he’s now a member of the organization’s board of directors. Humanitarians are not only valued by their clients, they are valued by their community. That’s why you can count on unique, personalized service from this extraordinary attorney.“
Chief Simplicity Officer – Emplicity
“Heywood has been my go-to counsel on workers’ compensation for two decades. He helped me build a very solid PEO Master policy with Zurich by taking on the claims head on and finding clever ways to negotiate with plantiffs’ attorneys. He is truly in a class of his own and we rely on his firm heavily for our success.“
Dr. Phillip Bok, PhD
President – Bok & Associates
“I have had the pleasure of knowing Heywood for nearly thirty years. It is extremely rare to find an attorney who has the immense knowledge of the Insurance Industry that Heywood possesses.
Heywood is knowledgeable and experienced with the above issues, and numerous other Insurance Industry Regulations. I have never worked with another attorney who had the understanding and knowledge regarding Insurance Industry matters.
He has an exceptional understanding, knowledge, experience and grasp of past and present California Insurance Code Guidelines and Regulations, such as, (1) General Provisions, (2) General Rules Governing Insurance, (3) Insurance Contract, (4) General Regulations, (5) The Business of Insurance, (6) The Insurance Commissioner, and (7) Liability and Workers’ Compensation and numerous other Insurance regulations.
Heywood displays a strong understanding of current and relevant Insurance legal issues. He clearly communicates to clients’ potential decisions to achieve understanding and acceptance.
Heywood demonstrates a high level of expertise in all legal areas of the Insurance Industry. He responds quickly to external and internal requests. Heywood constantly handles challenging situations with confidence. He demonstrates highly sophisticated skills and strengths.
Heywood is able to develop creative solutions to challenging problems. He displays a strong power of observation. Heywood uses the most penetrating and objective evaluation to arrive at sound decisions. He is able to effectively weigh theoretical versus practical considerations and applications.
Heywood promotes high standards for honesty, integrity, and fairness. He is committed to a high standard of professional ethics. Heywood is very tactful when facing confrontations. He always displays grace and style. He demonstrates high standards of professional conduct. Heywood is able to successfully prioritize when faced with requests, demands, and deadlines. He uses chronological reasoning to effectively persuade. Heywood demonstrate integrity that is beyond reproach. He demonstrates a high degree of integrity, challenge and drive.
I have learned numerous Insurance legal issues from Heywood, that I have been able to incorporate when dealing with other clients.
If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate in contacting me.