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Scott Douglas Silberman

Workers compensation Attorney at Santa Ana, CA

5.0   15 reviews

Licensed for 20 years

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Scott Silberman, esq. is a Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation.  He has experience representing both injured workers as well as employers and insurance companies, but now exclusively represents injured workers and their dependents.

 

Mr. Silberman is currently serving as a Commissioner in the Workers Compensation advisory law commission for the California Board of Legal Specialization.  He is one of only eight attorneys in California to currently serve in this role.

 

Coming from a family of workers compensation attorneys,  and his father being a retired workers' compensation Judge, Scott has literally grown up  with workers' compensation.  He has written law review articles and lectured to bar associations in regards to changes in workers compensation law.  

 

Prior to becoming one of the founding partners of Silberman & Lam, LLP, Mr. Silberman was a partner at Silberman Law Offices, LLP.  Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Silberman worked both as a claims adjuster and as a legal extern at the California Court of Appeal for Presiding Justice  David Sills.  When not working Scott enjoys Skiing and Scuba diving and spending time with his sons.

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Licensed for 20 years
State CA
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Acquired 2002
Updated 09/14/2022

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7850 Mission Center Ct
Suite 209
San Diego, CA, 92108
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603 N. Court Street
Visalia, CA, 93291
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7120 Hayvenhurst Ave Ste 321
Van Nuys, CA, 91406
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1300 East Shaw
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Fresno, CA, 93710
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Posted by Jan | April 16, 2014
A great attorney!
Silberman and Lam represented me in my work injury case and I couldnt have been more pleased. Scott and Sheryl not only really know the laws, but they are caring as well. I never felt like my case was unimportant to them and when they weren't available I found their staff to be extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I recommend Silberman and Lam to my family and friends and anyone I run into that has a workers compensation injury.
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Posted by Gloria | May 13, 2014
Great work comp attorney
Scott represented me a few years back on a workman's comp case i had and I could not have been in better hands. After hiring an attorney who never responded or cared about my concerns, I was referred to Scott and Sheryl to further assist me. They helped me throughout the whole process and got me a fair settlement. I was impressed by the promptness of Scott's answers to my calls and emails. if there was a time he was not available his staff was there to assist. I highly recommend Scott and Sheryl Silberman.
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Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2022
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Excellent Lawyer Mr. Scott
Mr. Scott Silberman is an excellent lawyer in workers' compensation and SIBTF cases. He helped me when I needed him the most, he was very patient with my calls, and referrals to the doctors. Every time I called him he was there for me, I don't have the words to express how well he worked together with me to resolve all my cases. I appreciate everything that Mr. Scott has done for me.
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Posted by Daniel | November 24, 2020
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Absolutely the best and most compassionate!!!
For anyone who needs an attorney that will genuinely cares and will truly be your advocate, Scott and Christine are absolutely incredible. My case has finally come to a conclusion after a decade of fighting. That said, this team took on my case after I had to fire not one, but TWO previous attorneys. Knowing that my case may not end up being very lucrative for them. Because of the care and very hard work they put in, I wouldnt recommend any other place to go. They will fight for you! Thank you so much to the entire silbermam & lam team! You made it all worth it!!!
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Posted by Tony G | January 15, 2020
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Expertise and Experience Counts
Scott and Sheryl's experience has enabled me to get the best representation possible especially in complex world of Worker's Compensation battle with my employer. I was able to get fair deal in my favor and the ability to not worry about medical bills for the rest of my life. I highly recommend the expertise and experience with Silberman & Lam attorneys for all your Worker's Compensation representation needs!
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Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2020
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Silberman & Lam
When I approached Silberman & Lam my expectations were very high. I had three surgeries and had managed my own case. After the third surgery I was tired of competing against the employer's law firm that had a team of skilled attorneys and the claims adjuster. My goal was for the insurance company to provide whatever was necessary to recover. That was more important to me than compensation. My attorney stuck it out with me. The paralegal, Christina, was the best. She was just as detail oriented as I was. Their team appealed Utilization Review denials. They also made sure that "all" of my pertinent medical records were sent to the Qualified Medical Examiner. I finally decided that it would be best for my attorney to discuss a compromise and release since I didn't want anymore surgeries. Finally, they were able to negotiate a settlement that was favorable.
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Posted by Cathy | December 11, 2019
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Persistent
My lawyer Sheryl Lam got me a settlement that I believed I deserved based on the medical conditions I have now after having worked there. They tried to settle several times with a lower amount but she never gave up until I told her I would settle. I love all the assistants, they all could tell me what was going on with my settlement when I called so I could stay up to date. I would and have recommend them to my friends and family if they ever need a lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2018
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Helpful 110%
Both my parents and I have used Silberman and Lam on our unfair cases. It was very tedious and tiring after trying to deal with the employer's worker's comp who do not want to be fair or be on the worker's side. We wanted fair doctors, fair treatment to heal, to be able to have a life without pain. Silberman and Lam was there in a flash to help with our situations, of which my situation could have been fixed easily if worker's comp was not trying to pin me for something false. My parents situation was more harsh as my father's back was ruined from a horrible fall at work. I trust and recommend Silberman and Lam, as they are professional, honest, trustworthy, and helpful! I can't thank them enough for their service. Being a lawyer isn't easy. Neither is becoming a patient who wants to heal to still work.
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Posted by Steve | February 22, 2017
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knowlageble and fair
very happy the way Scott explained to me about out come of my case. he defiantly take your side all the way to the end.
Posted by Rhonda | May 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
We didn't speak with Scott Silberman, we spoke to the Hearing Rep, Sergio Tellez. We went for a consult for my husband's work comp case/settlement as they were, (surprise), giving us the run around. Sergio listened to everything, explained a lot of things and we left feeling very confident that we are leaving things in very capable hands.
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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2016
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Couldn't be Happier
I was in a Workers Comp situation and my employer was not being fair. Reducing my hours, giving me undesirable tasks, he even claimed I quit! I needed a lawyer to help me fight those hardball tactics. Silberman and Lam did a great job and successfully negotiated a fair settlement. I highly recommend the great team at Silberman and Lam.
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Posted by Dawn | April 5, 2016
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Wonderful Attorney!!!
Siilberman and Lam are the best to retain for a workers comp case. My husbands case lasted 13 years, and Scott and Sheryl hung in and guided us throughout the entire process. They are very compassionate, friendly, knowledgeable and very experienced. We just reached settlement and are extremely satisfied with the outcome. Heartfelt thanks to Scott, Sheryl and their staff!
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Posted by Ernie | December 4, 2015
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Thank you Silberman and Lam!
I worked at the same company for 23 years and slipped on something in our factory that should not have been there. Both my employer and their insurance company insisted it was my fault and even after so many years with them were only going to pay me another 2 month's wages and let me go because I was "pushing retirement anyways and new employees were cheaper to hire." (although they claimed they said nothing like that) What they didn't say, but was obvious to everyone, was that with my injury I could no longer do the job I used to do. Scott helped me navigate the law and explained all of my rights as an employee who was hurt on the job. I cannot disclose anything about the company or my settlement but I cannot thank Scott and all of the employees at Silberman and Lam enough for everything they did!!
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Posted by Tyrell | March 1, 2015
The best you could ever have as a work comp atterney .
Scott and his employees are the best legal representative work comp. I was protected in any legal status ,like job security, monthly payment under work comp protection, my medical needs and most important against the defendant . they mean business. they are committed to serve and help you in any way they can and they will. I am great full to had them represented me and my case was very successful. Thank You Scott and the team
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Posted by Judy | May 8, 2014
Almost Lost
I could not be happier that I wen to Silberman & Lam to take care of my case for workmans comp. They fought hard to get me everything I needed for my injury. While some things took a long time to ge done they did not give up and encouraged me not to give up either. We had to go to court many times to get various medical treatments approved and they were always successful. We recently settled my case for more than I expected. They were actually the second firm on my case. My first attorney I found through a television ad. I felt that I was just a number with that firm. With Silberman and Lam I felt like I was treated like family. If any of my family or friends is unfortunately enough to have a work injury, I will make sure that they see Sheryl and Scott.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Silberman & Lam, LLP
  • 2013 - Present
  • Advisory Law Commissioner, workers
  • California board of legal specialization
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Volunteer
  • Asian Pacific American Legal Center
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Partner
  • Silberman Law Office
  • 2001 - 2012
  • Executive Editor
  • Western State University Law Review
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Extern
  • California Court Of Appeal
  • 2001 - 2001
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Education

  • Western State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Univ of California at Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Associations

  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Workers Compensation Section
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Advisory Board
  • 2015 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Cambodian
  • Korean
  • Vietnamese
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin
  • Polish
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Awards

  • Top Attorneys
  • Orange Coast Magazine
  • 2015
  • Certified Specialist - Workers' Compensation Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2014
  • Top Attorney
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Top Attorney
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Who's Who
  • Strathmore
  • 2009
  • Who's Who
  • Strathmore
  • 2008
  • Witkin Award- Solving Legal Problems
  • Thomson West Publishing
  • 2001
  • Who's Who among American Law Students
  • Summa Publishing
  • 2001
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Western State University Law Review
  • 2001
  • Cum Laude
  • Western State University College of Law
  • 2001
  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence- Criminal Procedure
  • Thomson West Publishing
  • 2000
  • American Jurisprudence award in contracts
  • Thomson West Publishing
  • 1998
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Publications

  • The Workers Compensation Alternative Dispute Resolution Handbook
  • Editor- The Workers Compensation Alternative Dispute Resolution Handbook
  • 2014
  • Western State University Law Review
  • Workers' Compensation in 2003 and Beyond: The changes enacted with Assembly Bill 749, Assembly Bill 486 , and the New Rules and Regulations
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • San Gabriel Valley Bar Association
  • Updates in Workers Compensation
  • 2004
  • Immigration and Workers Compensation in the US
  • California Workers Compensation
  • 2002

Attorney endorsements

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Given (20)
Unknown Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Highly skilled and knowledgable lawyer. Personable and very easy to work with . As a new lawyer, I reached out with a workers comp case that was out of my field of practice. Scott was a great listener and highly detail oriented . I do not hesitate referring clients . Great lawyer and a lawyer's lawyer. You cannot go wrong with this attorney."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott Silberman is a well-known and well-liked work injury lawyer in southern California and a leader in the Applicants' attorneys bar"
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Silberman is a very knowledgeable and compassionate attorney. He is just the kind of attorney you want in your corner, when the going gets tough."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lawyers who serve the avvo community as much as Mr. Silberman are few and far between. It takes passion, concern and dedication to devote so much time. You have my endorsement and kudos."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Scott is extremely knowledgable of the law and a tireless advocate on behalf of his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had a number of cases in the past with Scott as my opposing counsel. He is professional yet a great advocate for his clients. He knows the law in the area of Worker's Compensation very well."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Scott for over 10 years and can tell you that he is a very effective attorney. Scott is someone who is updating himself on changes in the law and new cases on a daily basis. He holds his clients in very high esteem and earns their respect because of it. Scott emphasizes to the staff the importance of quick responses to the client's need for medical treatment and attention to their cases. Because of this, 90% of Scott's new clients are referrals from prior clients. I have enjoyed working with Scott for many years and there is no one i would rather work with."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very knowledgeable about California workers' compensation law and highly skilled in litigation. He reviews cases with great thoroughness and attention to detail, and obtains excellent results for his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known and worked with Scott Silberman for over 10 years. I give him the highest recommendation. He is very knowledgeable in the Worker's Compensation field. I fee extremely confident whenever I refer a client to Scott because I know that the client will receive the best representation possible."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott and I have worked together on several cases. Our different skill sets have helped our mutual clients obtain significant results which make a difference in their lives. Workers compensation cases can be complex and require an attorney who specializes in this area. Scott does, and by choosing him, you will be well represented and your rights will be protected."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Silberman is an experienced attorney and I defer to his judgment regarding complex Workers Compensation matters. His attention to detail and extensive knowledge of this area of law has provided successful results to all clients I have referred to his office."
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Santa Ana Workers compensation Lawyer Scott Douglas Silberman
Scott Douglas Silberman
Workers compensation Attorney
Santa Ana, CA
Licensed for 20 years
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