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Howard Jeffrey Stevens

Workers compensation Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1980
    Active No misconduct found

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About Howard

Learn Howard’s areas of practice.

For 36 years as an attorney, Howard Stevens has focused on Worker's Compensation and related litigation. He is certified as a specialist in Workers' Compensation by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He represents clients in all types and sizes of cases before the Workers' Compensation Appeals Boards in San Diego, Orange County and Long Beach, from orthopedic injuries to heart problems, from accidents to toxic exposures, from hearing loss caused by a noisy workplace to industrially related deaths.

We could spend a lot of time and space tooting our horn about articles he has published, seminars he has presented, and the like, but what you really need to know is what we may be able to do for you. Aside from a thorough understanding of the ever-changing law and administrative rules that apply to Workers' Compensation, Mr. Stevens knows how adjusters and insurance companies think. In short, with prior experience in working for employers and carriers, he knows where the benefits are buried, and how to pry them loose.

If you have been injured as a result of your work and would like more information about getting the medical treatment and disability payments to which you may be entitled, please call us. No obligation. It costs you nothing unless and until we recover benefits. All costs including medical examinations are paid by the employer in most cases. There are no attorney fees payable unless there is a recovery.

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Law Office of Howard J. Stevens, APC
1455 Frazee Road #500
San Diego, CA, 92108


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Posted by abcde | April 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgable and compassionate
Mr. Stevens agreed to help with my case at the last minute before the court hearing. He re--arranged his schedule to represent me at the hearing the next day. He is very knowledgeable, experienced, gave me lots of good advice and feels all the pains of injured workers. I am impressed by his knowledge and kindness.


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


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Law Office of Howard J. Stevens, APC
  • 2016 - Present


  • Western State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
  • MA - Masters
  • 1969
  • Univ of California at Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1967

Legal Cases

  • Debbie Doe vs State Compensation Ins Fund
  • Case settled for 6 figure value
  • Salena Doe vs Uninsured Employers Fund
  • Case resolved with the Uniinsured Employers' Benefit Trust Fund.


  • San Diego Bar Association
  • 2016 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • 1986 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • 1980 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Reviewed
  • Martinadale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Certified Specialist - Workers' Compensation Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2009
  • Certified Specialist
  • State Bar of California
  • 2008
  • Distinguished Service to Youth
  • California State Assembly
  • 2001
  • Silver Beaver
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 2001
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  • Legal Briefs
  • Home Sweet Homecre
  • 2014
  • Legal Briefs
  • Gotcha (UR, IMR & LC 4062.2 traps)
  • 2013
  • Legal Briefs
  • Night of the Living Liens
  • 2012
  • Los Angeles Lawyer
  • ADA and Workers' Compensation
  • 2005
  • Risk Management Magazine
  • Stress in California
  • 1992
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Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Education
  • Utilization Review, Independent Medical Review and IBR
  • 2015
  • Annual Summer Meeting, Las Vegas
  • Lien Litigation & Burdens of Proof
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (0)
Endorse Howard
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Howard Stevens possesses a wealth of practical knowledge of how the California workers' compensation system works, both as a managing attorney of a large law firm that represents defendants and as an in-the-trenches litigator. Also he has written several professional articles aimed at practicing workers' compensation attorneys. He knows his stuff. Now that he is on the side of injured workers, Mr. Stevens' clients will benefit as he knows how the other side evaluates and litigates claims."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Howard is a wonderful and very experienced attorney. He has a real love of the law and his practical application to each case is superb!"
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Stevens is an honored attorney practicing in the California Workers' Compensation field for many, many years, and has been an influential mentor to the industry and many of its practitioners. He has been an advocate before the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (WCAB), and has also devoted his own time to act as a Pro Tem Judge for that tribunal. I would recommend his services to anyone in need of representation before the WCAB, and without reservation suggest him due to his expertise in this field of law, the depth of his experience which he brings to his clients and their issues, and the passion he devotes to the representation of his clientele."
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San Diego Workers compensation Lawyer Howard Jeffrey Stevens
Howard Jeffrey Stevens
Workers compensation Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 43 years
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