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I am a third-generation member of the State Bar of California. My grandfather practiced workers' compensation before being appointed as the Honorable Presiding judge of the Van Nuys Superior Court. My father and uncle both practifce workers' compensation. They each work for their own firms.


I've been honored to represent thousands of injured workers and work to get them all rights' they are entitled to, from proper medical treatment, temporary disability and settlements that reflect the residual impairment that their workplace injury has caused them.


I understand that a workplace injury may impact an individual's current financial situation, including their ability to contrbute to household needs. Accordingly, I treat my clients like the people they are and try to effectuate a gameplane that affords my client the medical treatment they deserve and an equitable settlement, advising on matters such as timetables, likelihood of success and the opportunity to explore another career a  workers' compensation job voucher.

As your attorney, I will use my skills, experience and expertise to provide my best recommendations. However, you are the driver of the claim and I will always use my best efforts to fight for whatever you path you desire within the workers' compensation system. Over my years of representing thousands of injured workers, it is unusual for my client and I to have a fundamental disagreement regarding the handling of a claim. 


I invite you to call my office if you think that you might have been injured in the course and scope of your employment. We handle injuries considered repetitive traumas, such as typing or years of loading and unloading trucks, as well as specific injuries like a fall or crushed hand. We also handle internal, psychiatric and neurological injuries such as strokes and heart attacks from stress at work, and represent family members of deceased individuals whose death was hastened or caused by their employment.

Under current legislation, injured workers face an uphill battle and I am here to help them win the war.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 100%
    10 years



Contingent (15%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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16633 Ventura Blvd
Suite 1240
Encino, CA, 91436


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2015
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2014
Top ContributorAvvo2013
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2013
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2012
Wiley W Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal ServicesThe State Bar of California by Sheldon Sloan, President 2006 - 20072007
Witkin Award for Academic ExcellenceWitkin Legal Institute2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing MemberLaw Office of Scott A. Schwartz2009 - Present
AssociateOrrick, Herrington, Suitcliffe, LLP2006 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationAttorney Member2015 - Present
California Applicants' Attorneys AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
State Bar of California, Workers Compensation SectionAttorney Member2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2007 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitAttorney Member2006 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaAttorney Member2006 - Present
United States Supreme CourtN/A2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Denied Continuous Trauma Settled per Structure in Excess of $2 Million$1,905,824 settlement, which was structured to yield payout to client in excess of $2,000,000. Client also received a $10,000 Supplemental Job Displacement Voucher.
Denied Orthopedic Continuous Trauma Settles Per StuctureStructured settlement for $324,782
Lump Sum Settlement With Future Medical Care Open$170,000 (lump sum w/ future medical care)
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Publication nameTitleDate
LawyerWorkers' Compensation: What do I need to know?2013
LawyerWorkers' Compensation: Do I have a case?2013
AVVO Legal GuidesUna visión general sobre la ley de compensación de trabajadores en California2013
AVVO Legal GuidesPreguntas básicas sobre la sistema de compensacion de trabajadores en California2013
ePublishedWorkers' Compensation: FAQs2012
ePublishedWorkers' Compensation: An Overview2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of California - BerkeleyJournalism and Mass CommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificInternational StudiesCertificate in International Legal StudiesN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
I've Been Fired!Recourse After Termination2015
Lunch and LearnSubrogation: The Interaction Between Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury2014
WC Reform in DetailSB 8632013
KCAA Radio, 1050 AM, NBC NewsWorkers' Compensation: Nuts and Bolts2012