Heimberg Barr LLP is proud to announce that the firm has been named the winner of the prestigious Elite Trial Lawyers award, presented by The National Law Journal. The award designates Heimberg Barr LLP as the nation’s top plaintiffs’ medical malpractice law firm.
The National Law Journal Elite Trial Lawyers award “recognizes U.S. based law firms that have performed exemplary and cutting-edge work on behalf of plaintiffs.” The editors and reporters vetted and nominated firms from around the nation, then selected finalists in 20 major practice areas, and then determined who they believed to be the top of the Elite in each practice category.
This is the only time this award has ever been won by any California based firm. That is not surprising, given the challenging environment for plaintiffs’ medical lawyers in California created by MICRA (Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act of 1975), which severely restricts recoveries by Californians injured by medical negligence.
Heimberg Barr LLP has secured some of the highest medical malpractice awards ever paid in in the state of California, including a 2018 verdict that was over three times larger than the prior largest verdict in California history. It has also obtained for its clients what were, at the time, the highest medical verdicts and settlements in Los Angeles County, Riverside County, Santa Barbara County, Fresno County, and Ventura County.
About Heimberg Barr LLP
In addition to NLJ’s recognition, Heimberg Barr LLP is the only California firm ever selected by Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report as “Top Tier” in both personal injury and medical malpractice, and has been so selected multiple times. Year after year, Heimberg Barr LLP has been designated as a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® rated firm, as well as a “Best Law Firm” by all reputable rating services.
Senior Partner, Dr. Steven Heimberg, not only is a nationally recognized trial attorney but also is a physician. Before his time as a plaintiff attorney he was a medical products liability attorney at Skadden Arps, and had Health Law and Food and Drug Law experience at what became Reed Smith’s Washington, D.C. office. Dr. Heimberg, among other honors, has been selected as Los Angeles’ Trial Lawyer of the year (nominated 9 times); Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year 2015-19; Top 100 Southern California Super Lawyer (9 years); Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers (10 consecutive years); and as a Top 500 Litigator and Top 500 Plaintiff Attorney, nationally.
Marsha Barr-Fernandez has been a Top 100 California Trial lawyer for the past 5 years; a leading Plaintiff Lawyer in America; a Law Dragon Top 500 Leading Stars; and was among this year’s nominees for San Francisco Trial Lawyer of the Year and Consumer Attorneys of California’s Trial Lawyer of the Year.
We would like to congratulate the attorneys and the team at Heimberg Barr LLP on their latest achievement. To learn more about the firm’s services, or to schedule a consultation with an experienced Los Angeles medical malpractice or catastrophic injury attorney, please call (213) 213-1500 or complete the contact form today. Heimberg Barr LLP proudly serves clients throughout California.