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Heywood G. Friedman, Esq.

Heywood G. Friedman, Esq. is the firm’s founder and managing partner. He is recognized in the legal and insurance industries as a thought and active leader and premier practitioner of insurance law with an emphasis in the defense of workers’ compensation and liability claims.

Heywood received his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. While at Loyola, he served on Law Review and Moot Court, was admitted to the prestigious Saint Thomas More Law Honor Society, and received a number of American Jurisprudence Awards. During his  30-year legal career, he has provided litigation, regulatory, and transactional representation to many multi-national and Fortune 500 businesses, including the leading multi-line and specialty-line insurers.

Haik K. Bartoumian, Esq.

Haik K. Bartoumian, Esq.,  received his Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law, and a Certification in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine’s world-renowned Straus Institute.

Haik leads the firm’s workers’ compensation defense department. He is recognized as an expert with regard to the 2005 and 2013 reforms of California’s workers’ compensation act. He is passionate about eliminating frivolous claims and all nature of claim-related fraud.

Haik’s reputation in the field of workers’ compensation claims defense continues to grow. He is a highly sought after educator, speaking frequently at national insurance conferences.

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