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We are not a large volume law office. When you
become a client of Lester Friedman and Joshua Friedman you can expect a high level of attention and urgency. Because of our deep commitment and experience to this specialized segment of California law, we know how to build and present your case. We can also help with getting the medical care you need and future compensation through structured settlements.

Your Legal Team

  • Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law
  • Selected Super Lawyer® 2005-2013
  • Named Best Lawyers® 2009-2013
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The Law Offices of Lester Friedman is a proud member of the California Applicants Attorney Association, the State Bar of California and the Board of Legal Specialization.

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lester j. friedman, attorney at law
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1973. After graduating from Southwestern School of Law in 1976, my legal career began representing injured applicants in both civil litigation and under workers‘ compensation system. In 1976, I became a partner at the law firm of Olan & Friedman and practiced law there for almost 10 years. In 1986, I created my law firm, solely focusing on representing injured workers within the California workers’ compensation system.

Throughout my career, I have been involved in many legal organizations that have helped me craft and refine my expertise. I became a Certified Specialist through the State Bar of California in Workers‘ Compensation Law and have been on the Board of Legal Specialization since 2004. I have also been actively involved in the California Applicants’ Attorney Association (CAAA), which is the statewide organization of attorneys who represent injured workers, for many years. I have served on its Board of Directors since 1990 and has been its Management Chair since 1998. I was appointed a Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board Judge Protem in 1984 and was appointed a Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board Arbitrator in 1990. I have been selected as a Super Lawyer since 2005 and as a Best Lawyer since 2009 by those nationally recognized publications.

I am also involved in local politics and currently serving as a member of the Traffic and Parking Commission for the City of Beverly Hills.

I am an avid UCLA Athletics fan and has been the Official Scorer for the UCLA Men’s Basketball Team since 1996 and for the Pac-12 Tournament. I have also served as the Scorer for the NCAA Basketball tournament. I am married and have four children and four grandchildren. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling and spending time with family.
I have represented injured workers in the California Workers’ Compensation system since 2005. I was born and raised in Los Angeles. I attended and graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. After living abroad for one year, I attended Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and graduated in 2004. During law school, I worked for a highly respected Workers’ Compensation Defense Firm and participated in an Externship with a Workers’ Compensation Administrative Law Judge.

Upon graduating from Law School and passing the California Bar Exam, I became an Associate at the Law Offices of Lester Friedman. In 2011, I became a Certified Specialist in Workers‘ Compensation Law through the State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. Since I began practicing law, I have been extremely involved in the California Applicant’s Attorney Association (CAAA), the statewide organization of applicant attorneys who represent injured workers. I am currently on the Board of Directors for the Southern California Applicant’s Attorney Association (SCAAA), which is the local chapter of CAAA. I have dedicated my entire legal career to protecting and pursuing all of the benefits due to injured workers under the California Workers’ Compensation system.

I am married and have two beautiful daughters. I’m an avid tennis player and have a passion for all things travel-related. In my free time, I enjoy watching college basketball and football and spending time with my family.

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