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Scott Alan Schwartz

Workers compensation Attorney at Encino, CA

4.8   32 reviews

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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.

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Licensed for 16 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 09/18/2022

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

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Scott Alan Schwartz
16633 Ventura Blvd
Suite 1240
Encino, CA, 91436

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Myron | June 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Scott took care of me and my case flawlessly, was always there to answer my questions. I would definitely highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Joe | October 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Top Attorney
Scott and his office staff are superb. They handled my case from beginning to end and made me feel comfortable in an uncomfortable situation. They helped me trough all aspects of my case and then some. Would highly recommend Scott as the attorney to represent you with your case.
Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awsome Attorney
Mr. Scott Schwartz & his very knowledgeable, professional staff walked me through every step of the way of my very difficult case. I often felt like giving up but Mr. Schwartz kept giving me hope and kept fighting for me, he seek me the best medical treatment. I am extremely happy with the outcome of my case, I strongly recommend Law office of Scott Schwartz. He is amazing!!!
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Posted by Robert | January 16, 2018
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Case Settled
Scott had my case settled way sooner than expected and for the most money that I can see possible I would refer anybody to have Scott handle there case........
Posted by Rich | April 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AMAZING HELP
I worked in a hospital in Pasadena and when I got injured at work, the response from management and employee health was nothing short of "so what." This response in the hospital industry is business as usual. What this hospital failed to notice is that I am not one to tolerate that response. In fact, NOBODY needs to tolerate an administration that treats it's employees as being less than human. So I contacted Mr. Schwartz. His response was swift and highly effective. He knows how to handle work comp cases like I would not have expected. Right now, as I am writing this, I am at a loss for words that would express my gratitude for what he has done. I am not saying this just because he won my case in a very rapid and decisive manner. I am saying this because it is the truth, it is very real. When people ask me for advise, I often times tell them to do their homework. I can assure you that there is no need to do your homework as you pursue your work comp case. Mr. Schwartz is the go-to if you want a walk off grand slam to win your case.
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Posted by Kirsten | June 24, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
He is truly the best
Scott was very attentive to all the details of my case. He was wonderful during the deposition by helping me understand everything and speaking up when things weren't right. He fought for me the whole way and didn't give up until the people who wronged me were made to come clean. I will always hold him with high regard. Thank you Scott!
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Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2015
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Court Case
Scott Schwartz was excellent, patient and had only a positive, outgoing attitude toward the situation at hand. He handled tasks quickly and efficiently. He provided only valid information and facts and was straight to the point. Scott was also wise and provided a direction in which he lead us to a successful case. His positive and outgoing energy helped us through this case and I would definitely hire and consult him again in the future. Overall an excellent lawyer.
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Posted by Billie Jean | November 11, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
My experience
My expierence with my lawyer is great. He is a very concerning lawyer for not only your well being but your happy-ness. He also explains things and uses personal expierences to make you feel comfortable . going in this morning my stomach was a knot. We are walking out and he has made sure I understand everything I am agreeing to and understanding Thank you Scott for everything you have done!
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Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2015
Workman's comp client
I was fortunate to have been referred to Scott. He is very knowledgeable and friendly and helped me trough a very difficult period for me. He kept me informed and up to date on my case and fought hard for me. I highly recommend Scott to anybody who is a victim of a workers comp case.
Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2015
Scott Alan Schwartz
Scott is an excellent attorney. He is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and forthright. Within minutes of our first meeting, his personable and pleasant demeanor had immediately gained my trust. Both he and his staff are easily accessible, respectful, and all of my inquiries were quickly answered. Before meeting with Scott, I needed a second surgery to help relieve the extreme daily pain I was experiencing - Scott was an invaluable asset in accomplishing and obtaining that much needed surgery and post-op physical therapy. I was completely satisfied in how he handled my case, and I would definitely recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2015
Scott Schwartz
Scott is an excellent attorney. He is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and personable. Both he and his staff are easily accessible, respectful, and quick to return any inquires that I had. His experience helped to expedite and settle my case in a timely manner. I would definitely recommend Scott to anyone I know.
Posted by Kristin | December 16, 2014
A caring and trustworthy attorney, imagine that!
It was a pleasurable experience dealing with Scott. He ensured all details were completed in a timely manner and everything ran smoothly. The experience overall was fantastic!
Posted by anonymous | October 14, 2014
Gracias por el buen trabajo.....we say THAnk You Mr Scott
I am happy and have relaxation Mr. Scott was my lawyer for me. I live perhaps 2 hours from Mr Scottt but my friend tell me he is good so I take him of lawyer for my case. I speak Spanish and little english my daughter sometimes to help but my friend say this is no problem and it is true the office of Mr Scott to send letters for appointments and news about case in Spanish and this is good for me and true.Thank you Mr. Scott, Irma and the office because it make it easy for me. We call the ofice of Mr Scott with questions and Irma or Scott tell me what to do and alot of times Mr. Scott already did for us so there is nothing for me to do because Mr Scott already finish but Irma always say to call with questions.Irma was friendly and read letters from insurance and then translate them to to me in spanish because insurance writes in english.Mr Scott made special deposition close to my home and bring special spanish translator to prepare and with the questions after we prepare. It was not dificult and I was nervous without good reason because it was good. Then I go to last doctor appointment and we finish case with very good result maybe 9 months later but all the case a little more time. Mr. Scott explain the closing documents to me on the telephone but then visit with special translator to review in Spanish and Mr Scott to answer questions. I was happy to take Mr Scott as my attorny. I think Mr Scott had care and did the very the best for me. Thank you Mr. Scott and Irma and the office!
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Posted by Tommie | May 26, 2014
Excellent attorney I'd recommend any time.
Attorney Schwartz was very easy to work with. I had a very difficult case that took four years to settle. Mr. Schwartz kept me informed of the progress on my case and I was pleased with the settlement .
Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2014
SMART, TRUSTWORTHY, CARING
I just wanted to say "thank you" to Scott Alan Schwartz Law Firm. Scott, Jonathan, and Austin are very helpful, knowledgeable and trustworthy. Scott is the first person I call for legal advise and trust him wholeheartedly. I highly recommend Mr. Schwartz for your legal needs. He is SMART, TRUSTWORTHY, HUMBLE and CARING.
Posted by Deborah | May 19, 2014
Review of Scott Alan Schwartz
Scott did exemplary work on my case. The outcome was very positive. I would and have recommended him to friends and family members.
Posted by Joel | November 12, 2013
Previous client
I was totally shocked what Scott did for me. I was a little bummed on the responsive part of it, but he he did come through for me in a shocking way. While other lawyers put their palms to me, Scott took me right on. I highly recommend him. My advice if you do take him on as your lawyer, is to try to stay patient. If you think they are dragging their feet or just do not care, its wrong. Try to remember you are not the only person he is representing. He spends plenty of time in the court, I am sure of it. Plus lunch time is his only peace, and do not forget that he probably has a family. Just listen and document everything in the meantime which will help you at the end. I can not be more serious than that, document, document, document, and document, EVERYTHING. Pictures, text, phone call logs, letters or any paper work that you can find. write down your conversations, very important.
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Posted by Josephine | September 10, 2013
Pleased to Have Found Scott and His Team!
When I first met with Scott he made something called plan for success and his super helpful staff would always call to make sure I made appointments and things like that. There was one time when my payments stopped and the staff told Scott. He called me that night and said we'll go to trial if the insurance dont make good to me by end of the week and somehow he got my payments back on that friday...thank goodness. Scott was truly kind and helpful especially before my depositions and his staff was soooo helpful with things like medical appointments and getting my perscriptions and other things! At the end of the case, Scott explained all the details of how we could settle and I got even more educated and then and a bigger settlement then I expected. The hole case lasted more then 2 years because insurance would not budge and fought the doctors opinions. Scott fought back and won. Also I didnt need to go to those depositions of the doctors. All I can say is that Scott and his awesome staff were great to me. Ive had two more claims in my past and I would go back to Scott in a heart beat if I needed a workmans comp attorney again. Thanks Scott and staff..we did it.
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Posted by Billy | June 19, 2013
Scott Schwartz is Stellar!!
Scott held our hands through a long drawn out process with the insurance company. He kept us in the loop, calmed our fears, guided us in the right direction, gave us choices to make... until the insurance company finally settled. We highly recommend Scott as your attorney as he goes the extra yard to do his best for his clients. He is excellent !!
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Posted by Don L. | June 19, 2013
Eye Of The Tiger
Thank you Scott for all your hard work!!! Scott is very efficient and fights hard for his clients. I recommend his services to anyone who has a workmans comp case.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 15%-15%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Member
  • Law Office of Scott A. Schwartz
  • 2009 - Present
  • Associate
  • Orrick, Herrington, Suitcliffe, LLP
  • 2006 - 2009

Education

  • UCLA SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Univ of California Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • Certificate in International Legal Studies
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Lump Sum Settlement With Future Medical Care Open
  • $170,000 (lump sum w/ future medical care)
  • Denied Orthopedic Continuous Trauma Settles Per Stucture
  • Structured settlement for $324,782
  • 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.

Associations

  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Workers Compensation Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Wiley W Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services
  • The State Bar of California by Sheldon Sloan, President 2006 - 2007
  • 2007
  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence
  • Witkin Legal Institute
  • 2004
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Publications

  • Lawyer
  • Workers' Compensation: What do I need to know?
  • 2013
  • Lawyer
  • Workers' Compensation: Do I have a case?
  • 2013
  • AVVO Legal Guides
  • Una visión general sobre la ley de compensación de trabajadores en California
  • 2013
  • AVVO Legal Guides
  • Preguntas básicas sobre la sistema de compensacion de trabajadores en California
  • 2013
  • ePublished
  • Workers' Compensation: FAQs
  • 2012
  • ePublished
  • Workers' Compensation: An Overview
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • I've Been Fired!
  • Recourse After Termination
  • 2015
  • Lunch and Learn
  • Subrogation: The Interaction Between Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury
  • 2014
  • WC Reform in Detail
  • SB 863
  • 2013
  • KCAA Radio, 1050 AM, NBC News
  • Workers' Compensation: Nuts and Bolts
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (18)
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Schwartz is a very talented attorney. I would not hesitate to recommend him to a client in need."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Based on the responses to the questions answered, it is obvious this lawyer has a good working knowledge of his practice area."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Schwartz. As evidenced by the number of questions he has answered on Avvo, he has a great understanding of the law. One can deduce through his many work experiences that he is a stellar attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Schwartz is an excellent advocate with superior knowledge of worker's compensation insurance law. I highly recommend him and will not hesitate to refer clients to him. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is very talented and intelligent, but in an approachable way. He is not only savvy, but he also has the ability to relate to people on a very real and human level."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott Schwartz is a very knowledgeable workers compensation attorney. I have worked with him on various matters and would recommend him to others."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Scott on several matters and have found him to be a very effective attorney for his clients. I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott is an outstanding attorney with expert knowledge of the law. He uses his great people skills and keen understanding of labor law to consistently deliver excellent results for his clients. If you are searching for an excellent labor/employment attorney, your search ends here."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is an excellent attorney with a solid understanding of the substantive and procedural underpinnings of workers compensation practice. He is very attentive to his clients, and takes a strategic, effective approach towards the resolution of workers compensation matters. I thoroughly endorse this lawyer; he stands out as an intelligent, highly competent, and like-able professional within the legal community."
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