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Howard Blau

Personal injury Attorney at Westlake Village, CA

5.0   36 reviews

About Howard

Learn Howard’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Motorcycle accident
    30%
    Motorcycle, motoscooter, moped, bicycle injury accidents

    46 years

  2. Personal injury
    30%
    Dog bite injuries. Pedestrian accidents. Pedestrian injuries. Burn injuries. Slip and fall accidents.

    46 years

  3. Car accident
    25%
    Big rig truck accidents. Head-on accidents. Rear-end accidents. Left turn accidents.

    46 years

  4. Animal and dog bites
    15%

    46 years

I am committed to providing my clients with the expert and aggressive representation they need and the full compensation they deserve.

I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.  I have always enjoyed motorcycle riding and worked at a motorcyle shop before going to law school.  While working at the motorcycle shop I developed a first hand, in depth understanding of the technical aspects of motorcycles and the mind set of those who enjoy motorcycle riding.

I have dedicated my legal career to serving the interests of seriously injured accident victims against insurance companies and big corporations.

My firms focus and commitment is to win cases for our clients with personal hands-on lawyering.  We do the job with honesty, integrity and compassion.

 

Ventura Star Award

East County:

Howard Blau Law is an East County favorite law office for the 5th consecutive time! Howard’s experience and personal attention to seriously injured victims is acknowledged by peers and professionals in Ventura County.  Howard knows your rights and how to get the maximum results you deserve.  

West County:

Howard Blau Law is a West County favorite law office again this year.  Howard’s experience and personal attention to seriously injured victims is acknowledged by peers and professionals in Ventura County.  Howard knows your rights and how to get the maximum results you deserve.

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Licensed for 51 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1971
Updated 09/15/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Howard

Law Offices of Howard Blau, A.P.C.
2945 Townsgate Rd. Ste 200
Westlake Village, CA, 91361
Law Offices of Howard Blau, A.P.C.
Financial Plaza Tower
300 Esplanade Drive, 9th Floor
Oxnard, CA, 93036
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Posted by Russell | September 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and beyond
After a lengthy internet search I found Mr. Blau. He handled my case like a friend, not just another number. He took the time to talk to me any time I needed, case related or not. He is what most attorneys should strive to emulate. He has morals and ethics....I know...weird! I would definitely use as well as recommend him anytime!
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Posted by Sina & Marc | July 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Integrity equals power and strength!
Do you fear that an attorney with integrity and a heart of gold might not get you as good a result? Do you believe that you’re better off finding a cunning and ruthless attorney, someone you’d never want to be friends with in your personal life? I learned my lesson when I met and retained Howard Blau. It is because Howard Blau genuinely cares so much that he gets the best results. It is his great empathy that powers his unmatched diligence when he works on a case, producing the very best possible compensation my son and I could have ever dreamed of receiving. Howard Blau took care of two separate cases in our family, my son's motorcycle accident caused by a vehicle running a red light, and a rear-end car collision caused by a distracted driver. Both times Howard far exceeded our compensation expectations. I will never compromise my own human values again when it comes to choosing an attorney. Howard is the best!
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Posted by Veronique | October 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing and passionate person.
Howard Blau is not only very excellent in his profession but also very caring. His receptionist, Alana, is also wonderful because she would always take the time to answer any of my questions and accommodate any of my needs. Howard is always reachable, and he would return all my calls as soon as possible. He orients you in the right direction, no matter how bad the situation is. That being said, Howard’s ultimate goal is for you to reach the goal YOU want. Howard is a very efficient attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Recommendation
Howard was very helpful to me when I was working with my mom's caregivers. He advised me as to my legal responsibilities and how to manage their schedules.
Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent and Personable Attorney!
Howard is extremely knowledgeable, thorough, responsive, and professional. Not to mention, he is a sincere pleasure to work with. He thoughtfully responded to all points and raised key variables to consider in crafting a strong argument. Can't thank him enough for all of his help with my injury.
Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful and courteous with his consult
A good friend of mine was hit by car recently and had no idea how to go about her legal process. I contacted Howard Blau on her behalf to get a consult on the case and even though it was in another state and he was not able to work the case, he kindly offered his advise on pointing us in the right direction. Thanks Howard! Your kindness and expertise was greatly appreciated.
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Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional
Howard was referred to me by my ex-husband, who have known Howard for many years. Howard is a very caring and concerned about his clients. My ex-husband had a great experience with Mr. Blau. Howard helped me in my time of needs when I was involved in an car accident with major injuries. Howard is extremely knowledgeable and was very tentative to my needs. I would not hesitate to recommend Howard to friends and relatives. Great experience with Mr. Blau.
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Posted by Brock | January 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Lawyer, My Mentor, My Lifelong Friend.
Howard has played many roles for me throughout my recovery process. A man who I initially thought I was hiring to just be my lawyer, has become a lifelong friend and mentor. Howard has helped me get through one of the most difficult points of my life. From learning how to walk again, to learning how to reintegrate with society after I was medically discharged from the military, Howard was there every step of the way. Providing me with not only phenomenal legal counsel, but a lifetime full of wisdom. In the military I was taught to pay attention to the small details. It takes every little puzzle piece to complete the bigger picture. Howard is all about the small details. He called to check up on me more than my family did. Howard went above and beyond what I expected out of our partnership. Howard and his amazing staff tirelessly pursued my compensation. Even when I grew tired of what felt like a never-ending chase, Howard provided the motivation to carry on. Howard is a seasoned lawyer. Howard is a wise mentor. Howard is a lifelong friend. Howard is precisely the man you should hire for your case. I couldn’t have done it without him, and you sure as hell cant either. Best Regards, Brock
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Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
From a past employee at his firm...
I can attest that Howard mixes passion and compassion when working with his clients. He listens and truly understands his clients and approaches them like a real person not just a lawyer. He works super hard and his staff is super nice and attentive. Truly recommend!
Posted by Holly | December 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Always call Howard Blau!
Howard helped me through the entire process of dealing with the insurance company for the person who ran into my car, causing me whiplash and TMJ injuries. He negotiated a reasonable settlement to avoid the cost of going to trial, which was my objective. Howard was empathetic to my suffering, and efficient in the way he handled the entire case.
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Posted by Susan | September 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A pleasure to do business with
I was hit by a car and needed representation. Howard was referred by a trusted attorney friend, and I am so glad he was. Not only is he a truly lovely man and fun to talk to, but also he got the highest possible settlement from the opposing insurance company and painlessly guided me through all the mind-numbing paperwork. Where needed, he explained the process in words of one syllable or less, so I understood what was going on and felt in control. I would recommend Howard to anyone needing representation in his field.
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Posted by Mollie | September 7, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Service All Around
Howard and his professional staff made me feel comfortable and well taken care of. His extensive knowledge of the law and attention to detail is what made me feel so comfortable. I have and will continue to recommend Howard Blau Law to my friends and family if they need an attorney or legal advice.
Posted by Diego | March 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service
Took Great care of me and my well being. Helped me every step of the way to recovery, at times went out of his way to accommodate me.
Response from Howard Blau June 18, 2017
Thanks Diego. I try very hard to live up to the expectations of my clients as I know how difficult it can be when recovering from a traumatic motorcycle accident injury. I am glad I was able to resolve your claims.
Posted by John | March 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personable and professional
Howard is motorcycle rider, and being a rider Howard knows exactly what we go through every day on the road. I met Howard through a referral from a mutual friend. Howard was on it from day one after I contacted him about a motorcycle accident I was involved in. Howard was very diligent and he kept me informed about all the proceedings and what to expect. I never felt like I was just another number to Howard, he really cared about me. I am glad to have met Howard, although I wish it was through other circumstances, and I would highly recommend him to anybody seeking representation.
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Response from Howard Blau June 18, 2017
It was a pleasure representing you and working through all stages of a tough claims and litigation process dealing with an insurance company that proved to be unreasonable until the very end. Glad we were able to resolve this matter to your satisfaction and prior to trial. Ride safe.
Posted by Sarah | February 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Can't imagine a better result
I had a slip and fall injury inside a business and the owners and their insurance company fought very hard to deny my claim. The insurance adjuster lied about the facts and the owners tried to blame me for my injuries. Howard's persistence in uncovering the true facts was remarkable. He was extremely patient in preparing me to testify and made sure that I wouldn't get tripped up by their lawyers aggressive tactics. Howard's compassion for me as a person and his devotion to making sure I was fairly compensated for my injuries was outstanding. I highly recommend Howard if you ever need someone to be in your corner fighting for your rights and protecting your interests. Thank-you so much Howard.
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Response from Howard Blau June 18, 2017
You got that right! Your case was very tough. It presented interesting and unusual facts; the insurance company lied and denied until we were able to clearly prove that the cause of your injury was the fault of the business owner which lead the insurance company to ultimately pay a substantial settlement following their initial complete denial of your claim. I am pleased that I was able to bring your claim to a successful conclusion.
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Posted by Sergio Delapaz | January 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Happy
I was involved in a hit and run earlier in 2016 and was skeptical about getting an attorney because I didn't want to deal with all the drama. Once I found out I was going to be losing money I came here and chose Howard based on his ratings. I'm happy I chose him, from the moment I met him I knew he was going to do his best to take care of me and he did. He kept me updated with every step of the settlement up until the settlement was over and still offers to help me if I need anything. You won't regret hiring him, he's awesome. Friendly staff
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Response from Howard Blau February 22, 2017
Thank you Sergio for the confidence and trust you placed in me and my firm to represent you for this traumatic accident. I dedicate myself to helping others like you navigate the legal process as allowed by statute. I am pleased we were able to obtain the maximum limit available under the other party's policy. As you know, we are always here for you and will continue to provide assistance.
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Posted by Kristen | December 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Boy did I get lucky!
I've never been involved in any kind of legal matter. So, when I had a personal injury accident, I had no idea what to look for or who to trust for my representation. Thankfully, a friend referred Mr. Blau to me and I am so grateful. He and his staff were always prompt to return my calls, answer any questions I had, and, provide timely updates on my case. Howard was thorough, diligent, and forthright. He went out of his way to ensure I understood the entire process, alleviated any concerns I had, and looked out for what was in my best interest. I always felt I was in the hands of a competent, trustworthy attorney (from what I've heard, they're pretty hard to come by). Howard is a true professional and I would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone in need of an injury/accident attorney.
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Response from Howard Blau January 9, 2017
Once again, thank you for your kind words. I am happy that I was able to help you in a difficult situation. Know that I am always available to help and answer questions. Wishing you a Happy, healthy New Year!
Posted by Marco D | August 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney and human being
Howard is a very talented attorney who helped me after a car accident. He was caring and sensitive to my needs and was always available to discuss any questions I might have. He achieved what he had set out to achieve for me and he did it with a distinct and profound knowledge of his profession. I would definitely recommend his services.
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Response from Howard Blau August 23, 2016
Marco, Thank you for your very generous comments. It is always nice to hear from someone who felt the professional experience was positive and who would recommend my services to friends and family. Also, thank you for bringing lunch from your mother's restaurant, Bottega. The meatball sandwich was delicious.
Posted by Mike | July 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attention to detail best describes Howard Blau
Howard Blau has been my lawyer for over 22 years now. He has been there for me for the little stuff like when my car got hit. I thought my world was coming to an end. Not only did he get it resolved in a very short timeframe but he calmed me down as well. IF he were a Doctor, that would be known as excellent bedside manners. Howard is very patient with his clients. Last October I was hit by a car while on my bicycle. This was a very scary time for me. Howard was there the whole time making sure not only was my case being resolved but making sure I was okay on a daily basis. In my opinion Howard is not only the best lawyer but a kind person as well!
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Response from Howard Blau August 16, 2016
Dear Mike, Thank you for your kind words. It has been a pleasure knowing you over the years, and watching you and your family evolve, grow and prosper. It was my pleasure to represent you in your bicycle accident. I am pleased that I was able to resolve the case in a favorable manner; especially, after the other driver's insurance company claimed it was your fault. Also, I enjoyed the coincidence of your friend buying my Kawasaki Concourse 14. Wishing you safe cycling. ~Howard
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Howard is an amazing lawyer he walked me through ever step of the way. I called him when I didn't know who to call. Honestly I don't think I could have asked for a better lawyer. He was there for me every time I called and on the bad days when I didn't think I was going to make it through he was always someone I could rely on. I would recommend him to any one of my friends and family. And I have actually. He treated them just as well as he treated him.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Howard Blau, A.P.C.
  • 1975 - Present
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • Superior Court Of California
  • 1980 - 2016
  • Mediator
  • Superior Court Of California
  • 1980 - 2016
  • Arbitrator
  • Superior Court Of California
  • 1980 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Superior Court Of California
  • 1971 - 2016
  • Managing Partner
  • Law Offices of Blau and Cohen
  • 1971 - 1975
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Education

  • McGeorge School of Law University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1970
  • University of Southern California
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1965
  • University of Southern California
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1965

Legal Cases

  • Doe v. Union Bank
  • Million Six Verdict
  • Anifantis v. Fargo
  • Maximum policy limits
  • Conley v. Dillon
  • Significant Settlement
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Associations

  • Fit 4 The Cause
  • Sponsor
  • 2014 - Present
  • Social Justice Fund for Ventura County
  • Sponsor
  • 2013 - Present
  • Pro Visors Westlake 5
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States Federal District Court
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1971 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2003
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Member
  • 1997 - 1998
  • California Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 1994 - 2007
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - 2010
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 1990 - 2007
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 1981 - 2016
  • Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1981 - 1994
  • Los Angeles County Small Claims Court
  • Officer
  • 1981 - 1984
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Readers' Choice Favorite West Ventura County Law Office
  • Ventura County Star
  • 2017
  • Readers' Choice Favorite East Ventura County Law Office
  • Ventura County Star
  • 2017
  • Superb Avvo Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Readers' Choice Favorite East Ventura County Law Office
  • Ventura County Star
  • 2016
  • Readers' Choice Favorite West Ventura County Law Office
  • Ventura County Star
  • 2016
  • Superb Avvo Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Readers' Choice Favorite West Ventura County Law Office
  • Ventura County Star
  • 2015
  • Readers' Choice Favorite East Ventura County Law Office
  • Ventura County Star
  • 2015
  • Readers' Choice Winners and Favorites
  • Ventura County Star
  • 2014
  • Superb Avvo Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Readers' Choice Favorite
  • Ventura County Star
  • 2013
  • Superb Avvo Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Clients' Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • American Jurisprudence Prize for Excellence
  • Joint Publishers of the Annotated Reports System
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Ventura County Star
  • Readers' Choice Winner & Favorite
  • 2015
  • Ventura County Star
  • Readers' Choice Winner & Favorite
  • 2014
  • Ventura County Star
  • Readers' Choice Winner & Favorites
  • 2013
  • Custom Rider
  • Maximum Understatement
  • 1981
  • Cycle Magazine
  • Days of Glory Past by Jim Greening
  • 1978
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Speaking Engagements

  • ProVisors
  • Uninsured Motorists
  • 2017
  • ProVisors
  • Insurance Coverage & Consequences
  • 2015
  • ProVisors
  • Dog Bite Injuries
  • 2014
  • KPFK Public Radio
  • Motorcycle Accident Avoidance
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (8)
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Howard is a true professional. He is highly skilled in both settling and trying cases. I have referred a number of cases to him over the years and will continue to do so."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Howard's attention to detail, combined with his ability to see the big picture, are invaluable skills in representing personal injury clients. He is quick to respond to communication, tracks every aspect of his case, and treats clients with personal attention. Howard is an excellent attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Howard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Howard for more than 25 years. He is experienced, knowledgeable and professional. His methodical skills and client commitment are extremely impressive. He is an excellent advocate on behalf of his clients with proven settlement results. I would not hesitate to have him represent me, my family or friends."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Howard for several decades and believe him to be a particularly conscientious and capable PI attorney. I have not hesitated to refer him my friends and clients who have had a need for his expertise. I heartily endorse him; if you require the services of a personal injury lawyer, you'd be hard pressed to find anyone better."
Motorcycle accident Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Howard for several years and would refer my family and friends to him for representation. He is well respected, professional and easy to talk to. He takes his work seriously and is passionate about it."
Personal injury Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Friend
"I heartily recommend Howard. His knowledge, judgment and integrity will serve you well."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"From personal experience, I know Howard to be an extremely conscientious and meticulously prepared lawyer. I have worked with him on several cases and sought his advice on others. He has a wealth of experience which he uses to acquire the maximum trial or settlement proceeds for his injured clients........Donald N. Hubbard, Atty. at Law, Monterey, CA"
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I was employed by Howard's firm for a period of five years. During that time, I found Howard to be a person of endless integrity, who worked tirelessly for his clients with an intelligently agressive approach on all files. Howard's uncompromising quest for a thorough investigation, a well planned and thought out strategy along with adequate preparation allows his firm to consistently obtain the highest settlements for his clients. Howard's kind, compassionate and respectful treatment of his clients allows his clients the true privilege of working closely with a consumate professional. I, therefore, offer Howard my highest endorsement."
Motorcycle accident Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"i have referred many clients to Mr. Blau's firm for Personal Injury claims, both those involving motorcycles as well as other vehicles. Every client i have referred has later told me how impressed they were with Howard's knowledge of the law and ability to place a value on their case. As a fellow attorney, i would not refer someone to an attorney i didn't have confidence in. Howard is aggressive and fights for his client's rights."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Family member
"I know this attorney very well and have recommended Howard Blau to many friends. Everyone always appreciates his patience, diligence and care. I can say, personally, that Howard Blau inspires me to be both a better attorney and a better person."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If any of my clients, friends or family members need a personal injury attorney, I recommend Howard Blau and only Howard Blau."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Howard is everything a great lawyer should be. He is smart, aggressive, honest and he works tirelessly on behalf of his clients. I recommend him highly."
Motorcycle accident Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I was adverse to him on an extremely complex wrongful death/catastrophic personal injury matter. He is extremely competent, skillful, thorough and honest. I do not hesitate to recommend him."
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Westlake Village Personal injury Lawyer Howard Blau
Howard Blau
Personal injury Attorney
Westlake Village, CA
Licensed for 51 years
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