Elliot S. Berkowitz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Law Offices of Berkowitz & Cohen, APC
 | 6420 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: 323-746-4588
Fax: 323-651-1205
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant
    Attorney Profile

    Representing the people of Los Angeles in cases of workers’ compensation and personal injury, Elliot S. Berkowitz is an attorney at the Law Offices of Berkowitz & Cohen. Named Lawyer of the Year in 2010 by California Applicants’ Attorneys’ Association, he is currently a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. For his commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, he earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

    Mr. Berkowitz graduated from Adelphi University in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science, then earned a Master of Education from The City University of New York in 1971. At Glendale University College of Law in 1971, he obtained his Juris Doctor and was comment editor and executive editor of the Glendale Law Review, editor of the Glendale College of Law’s student newspaper and vice president of the Student Bar Association.

    A regular speaker for organizations such as the Southern California Psychiatric Association and Southern California Paralegal Training, Mr. Berkowitz has published written pieces in the Los Angeles Daily Journal and New Life Magazine. He is also on the executive committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Section, an advisory board member for California State Polytechnic University and the director of education for California Applicants’ Attorneys’ Association.

    With over four decades of experience handling workers’ compensation and personal injury cases, Mr. Berkowitz is highly knowledgeable and prepared to take any case to court to obtain favorable results for his clients. Rated as one of the Best Lawyers, he is well-versed in what an employee can expect and what benefits they should receive from an employer.

    * AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Workers' Compensation


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    About Elliot Berkowitz

    Admitted: 1977, California

    Professional Webpage: https://www.berkowitz-cohen.com/elliot-berkowtiz/


    • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell
    • Super Lawyers, 2005-present
    • Lawyer of the Year, Southern California Applicant’s Attorneys’, 2010
    • Best Lawyers – present

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • President, Southern California Applicant’s Attorneys’ Association, 1993-1994
    • Legislative Committee, California Applicant’s Attorneys’ Association, 2000-Present, Continuing
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
    • Vice-President, Southern California Applicant’s Attorneys’ Association, 1992-1993
    • Executive Committee, Workers’ Compensation Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association
    • California Applicant’s Attorneys’ Association, Member
    • Board of Governors, Member-At-Large, California Applicant’s Attorneys’ Association, 1994-1995
    • Education Convention Chair, California Applicant’s Attorneys’ Association, 1995-2001
    • California Consumer Attorney’s Association, Member

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Treasurer, Southern California Applicant’s Attorneys’ Association, 1991-1992
    • California Applicant’s Attorneys’ Association, Director of Education Emeritus, 2012-date
    • Director of Education, California Applicant’s Attorneys’ Association, 2003-2012
    • California State Polytechnic University, Advisory Board Member, College of the Extended University in Pomona

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Rubber Meets the Road – Transforming the Workers’ Compensation en banc Cases Into Real World Applications, October 2009, 12-Hour Seminar
    • California Applicant’s Attorneys’ Association Winter Convention, January 1996, Labor Code §5402, The Presumption
    • California Orthopedic Association, April 2010, Almarez/Guzman, Applicant Perspective
    • Workers’ Compensation Claims Association, February 1996, Featured Speaker on Labor Code §5814
    • California Applicant’s Attorneys’ Association, Summer Convention, June 1996, You As the Defendant – Attorneys Being Sued for Sexual Harassment – Moderator/Co-Speaker
    • CAAA U, 15-Week Advanced Course in Workers’ Compensation, Southwest University Lecturer/Moderator
    • San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation, July 1996, Lecture on Labor Code §5814
    • January 2011, California Applicant’s Attorneys’ Association, Moderator, Substance Abuse
    • San Francisco Industrial Claims Association, September 10, 1997, Pitfalls and Penalties 
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section, Penalties, Penalties, Penalties, December 7, 1998
    • California Applicant’s Attorneys’ Association Winter 1998, Psychiatric Disabilities, Labor Code §3208.3, Speaker and Moderator
    • Loyola School of Law, Workers’ Compensation Class, Guest Lecturer, April 1999
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Lecture, Penalty, Workers’ Compensation Committee, Fall 1998
    • Harbor Area Applicant’s Attorneys’ Association, October, 19, 1999, Featured Speaker
    • Mexican-American Bar Association, June 1998, Penalties
    • California Applicant’s Attorneys’ Association Convention, Sanctions, January 2000
    •  Attorney Malpractice Law in California; Glendale University Law Review, 1976
    • Medical and Legal Conference for Workers’ Compensation Industry Professionals, The Employer’s and Injured Worker’s Rights and Responsibilities…What Every Employer and Claims Professional Needs to Know, October 2000
    • Toward a Standard of Care in Legal Research; Glendale University Law Review, 1977                                  
    • Winter Convention, January 2001, Update of §4060-§4062.9 California Labor Code, Palm Springs, California
    • How to Handle a Workers’ Compensation Case, Applicant’s Prospective, California Workers’ Compensation Enquirer, 1991
    • Southern California Applicant’s Attorneys’ Association Chapter, Upcoming Trends in Litigation of L.C. §5814, February 21, 2001
    • Psychiatric Injuries Under the New Law, CAAments, 1991
    • State of California, Division of Workers’ Compensation, February 21, 2001, Eighth Annual Conference of Education, Irvine, California
    • Labor Code Section 5402, a Follow-up, CAAments, Spring 1996, co-author
    • California Workers’ Compensation Attorneys’ Association, June 2001
    • Did the Lions Really Win? Christian v. WCAB, California Workers’ Compensation Enquirer, Vol. 15, #1, July 1997
    • California Defense Attorneys’ Association, Training of the Workers’ Compensation Professional, Lecture, 2001-continuing
    • Cleveland Chiropractic College, Lecture, Workers’ Compensation, February, 2002-date continuing
    • Zenith Insurance, Lecture, Update on Law, May 2011
    • Workers’ Compensation Takes Center Stage at the Supreme Court, CAAments, co-authors Elliot S. Berkowitz/William Herreras, October 1998
    • January 2003, California Applicant’s Attorneys’ Association Convention, Toxic Mold
    • California Applicant’s Attorneys’ Association Convention, L.C. §4662 – LeBoeuf – Is It Still Alive?
    • Penalties: To the Millennium and Beyond, California Workers’ Compensation Enquirer, April 1999
    • January/February 2004, Law Worm – Understanding New Law
    • California Applicant’s Attorneys’ Association Convention, The Master Series, June 2013
    • Penalties: To the Millennium and Beyond, Part II, California Workers’ Compensation Enquirer, Volume 17 #1
    • October 2004, Law Worm – Putting it All Together, SB 899, 2004 Reform
    • Fall 2012 Seminar, Apportionment and Medical Care
    • November 2004, Rating Seminar, California Applicant’s Attorneys’ Association, Disneyland, Anaheim, California
    • Fall 2013, IMR/UR Seminar, California Applicant’s Attorneys’ Association, Los Angeles, California
    • January 2005, Death of Penalties, California Applicant’s Attorneys’ Association Convention
    • California Society of Industrial Medicine, June 11, 2005, SB 899 Overview, Hot Button Issues
    • California Applicant’s Attorneys’ Association, 1990 Summer Convention, Topic: Psychiatric Injuries
    • California Applicant’s Attorneys’ Association Annual Rating Seminar, December 3-4, 2005
    • Southern California Paralegal Training, March 1991, Los Angeles
    • California Applicant’s Attorneys’ Association, Sleep Disorders, January 2006
    • Southern California Psychiatric Association, Summer 1991, Psychiatric Injuries Under the New Law
    • Workers’ Compensation Claims Association, Highlights and Reviews, March 2006
    • Whittier Law School, September 1992, Guest Speaker, Applicant’s Practice
    • California Applicant’s Attorneys’ Association, Things Done Wrong from the Bench, January 2007
    • California Applicant’s Attorneys’ Association, 1992 Seminar, The First Hundred Days
    • California Applicant’s Attorneys’ Association, Abuse/Sexual Discrimination, January 2007
    • California Applicant’s Attorneys’ Association, October 1992, QME Seminars
    • California Applicant’s Attorneys’ Association, Most Important Cases, January 2008
    • Culver City Bar Association, 1992 Speaker on Workers’ Compensation, November 1992
    • California Applicant’s Attorneys’ Association, Workers’ Compensation Eight-Week Course, UCLA, 2000-2005
    • California Applicant’s Attorneys’ Association, University III, Moderator/Lecture, Eight sessions, UCLA, 2007
    • Southern California Paralegal Training, Spring 1994, Los Angeles
    • California Applicant’s Attorneys’ Association, Bias in the Workplace, Sexual Discrimination, June 2008
    • Southern California Applicant’s Attorneys’ Association, Lecture on Penalty, February 15, 1995
    • California Applicant’s Attorneys’ Association, Most Important Cases, June 2008
    • Workers’ Compensation Forum, Speaker, February 24, 1995
    • California Applicant’s Attorneys’ Association, January 2008, To Sleep, Perchance to Dream, Approach to Sleep Disorders in Workers’ Compensation
    • California Applicant’s Attorneys’ Association, June 1995, Penalties and Sanctions
    • Almarez/Guzman/Ogilvie Seminar, April 2009, Six-Hour Seminar on the New Law, California Applicant’s Attorneys’ Association
    • Valley Bar Association, LAVA, November 1995, Labor Code §5814, Changes in Law

    Educational Background:

    • B.A. Political Science, 1970 Adelphi University
    • M.S. Education, 1971, City University of New York
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    6420 Wilshire Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90048

    Phone: 323-746-4588

    Fax: 323-651-1205

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