We specialize in helping injured workers obtain the treatment and benefits to which they are entitled.
I am certified as a Workers Compensation specialist by the California State Bar. I have 38 years of experience in Workers Compensation cases, including prior representation of insurance companies (which means we know how they think). Proud member of the California Applicant Attorney Association.
1455 Frazee Road
San Diego CA 92108
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Fighting for money and medical care for employees who have been injured as a result of their work. "We know where the benefits are buried."
Attorney with 38 years of experience litigating workers compensation disputes. Certified as a Specialist in Workers Compensation by the State Bar of California.
Over the years, we have seen numerous ":reforms" in California Workers Compensation laws that have made it increasingly more difficult for the average person to navigate the system. Increasingly, employers and their insurance carriers are taking advantage of the complexities and limitations of the new laws to prevent injured workers from obtaining benefits to which they are legitimately entitled. Based on this we have decided to focus our efforts on representing injured workers before the Workers Compensation Appeals Board.
Originally learning Workers Compensation law and practice while employed by a major insurance carrier as a claims examiner, Mr. Stevens began focusing his practice on California Workers Compensation practice. Thereafter, he spent many years as an attorney defending the insurance companies and even teaching the law to insurance professionals. Because of this deep involvement, we know where the money and benefits are buried and we can help our clients pry them loose.
Aside from the depth of knowledge and experience, our watchword is "responsiveness." We strive to keep you informed of everything happening in your case as it happens. We will return your calls and emails within 24 hours and more quickly whenever possible. We provide updates whenever anything happens to affect the unresolved issues in your case and no less often than every 45-60 days until your case is resolved.
Howard J. Stevens
Howard J. Stevens, has more than 38 years of experience in workers' compensation defense. His expertise has been called upon by various news media for his commentary regarding workers' comp issues, including WorkcompCentral and LexisNexis. He is a Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation with the State Bar of California's Board of Legal Specialization, and he has served as Judge Pro Tem at the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board.
Mr. Stevens attended undergraduate school at UC-Berkeley and UCLA, and earned his J.D. with honors from Western State College of Law. His legal practice initially focused on workers' compensation, and he had his own workers' comp defense firm in Santa Ana for several years.
Prior to moving to San Diego and opening his MIssion Valley office, Mr. Stevens worked as an instructor for the Insurance Educational Association for seven years, teaching basic and advanced claims handling, subrogation, and labor code and case law.
He has authored articles for Risk Management Magazine, the San Francisco Recorder, and Los Angeles Lawyer.
Professional Affiliations & Interests
Mr. Stevens is an active member of the California Applicant Attorneys Association and the State Bar of California.
Bar Number: 92955
Western State College of Law, Fullerton California
Juris Doctor, 1980
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