Steven A. Heimberg

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Heimberg Barr, LLP
 | 800 West Sixth Street, Suite 1500
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 213-213-1500
Fax: 213-213-1520
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Elder Law (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Steve Heimberg is the senior partner of Heimberg Barr, LLP, which represents individuals and families who have suffered medical malpractice, catastrophic personal injuries, wrongful death, or abuse. Heimberg Barr, LLP was selected by The National Law Journal as the #1 medical malpractice firm in America. Heimberg Barr attorneys have been selected by Best Lawyers as its Lawyer of the Year for Los Angeles in medical malpractice for 4 of the last 5 years. US News & World Report for years has ranked Heimberg Barr in its Top Tier for both personal injury and medical malpractice. And for decades, Heimberg Barr has received from Martindale-Hubbell its highest rating for both legal and ethical standards.

    Dr. Steven Heimberg is a physician as well as an attorney. When his medical career drew him into the legal arena, Dr. Heimberg attended UCLA School of Law where he became a member of the school’s Law Review. His experience also includes medical products liability, food and drug law, and health law, from his time working at prominent, large firms (Skadden Arps, Reed Smith), and as a Special Assistant to the Secretary of Health, among other positions.

    Dr. Heimberg’s medical expertise enables a deep understanding of the numerous medical aspects of all injury cases. It also uniquely qualifies him to work with and against medical experts.

    These extensive and diverse qualifications have led to Dr. Heimberg frequently being honored by his peers. He has been chosen three of the last five years by Best Lawyers as its Los Angeles Lawyer of the Year for medical malpractice. He has been selected by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (formerly, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association) as its Trial Lawyer of the Year (nominated nine times, may only win once); he is the first medical attorney and only doctor ever so honored.

    Super Lawyers has recognized Dr. Heimberg’s accomplishments, naming him more than ten times in their list of Southern California’s Top 100. Similarly, he has been ranked as a Top 100 National Lawyer for over 10 years and as a “Best Lawyer” for nearly two decades.

    This recognition reflects Dr. Heimberg’s unrivaled courtroom and litigation achievements, which include: (1) winning for his clients the largest medical malpractice verdict in California history (over three times next highest verdict); (2) obtaining for his clients what, at the time, were the highest medical verdicts and settlements ever paid in Los Angeles, Riverside, Kern, Ventura, Fresno, and Santa Barbara counties as well as for the State of California; and (3) winning the largest personal injury verdicts for both Santa Barbara and Fresno Counties.

     

     
    Practice Areas
    • 50%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 10%Elder Law

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    Selected to Super Lawyers for 17 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2021

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    About Steven Heimberg

    Admitted: 1987, California

    Professional Webpage: http://www.heimbergbarr.com/attorneys/steven-heimberg/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Los Angeles Lawyer of the Year in Medical Malpractice, Best Lawyers- 2019
    • Best Lawyers,  Best Law firms  Medical Malpractice Law-Plaintiffs – Teri 1 Los Angeles, 2020
    • Best Lawyers,  Best Law firms  Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs – Teri 1 Los Angeles 2020, 2020
    • Top 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers,  Law Dragon, 2020
    • Best Lawyers in America (2002-2020)
    • Top 3,000 Leading Lawyer in America, Lawdragon
    • Top 500 Leading Litigators in America, Lawdragon
    • Top 500 Plaintiffs' Attorney in America, Lawdragon
    • Appellate Lawyer of the Year (nominee), Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, 2004
    • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent (Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards)
    • Top 100 National Trial Lawyer, 2008-2020
    • Los Angeles Lawyer of the Year in Medical Malpractice, Best Lawyers- 2016
    • Los Angeles Lawyer of the Year in Medical Malpractice, Best Lawyers- 2018
    • Los Angeles Trial Lawyer of the Year, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, 2003 (Nominated 9 times, may only win once)
    • 2005-2020 Southern California Super Lawyers
    • Top Tier Law Firm in Medical Malpractice - Los Angeles, Best Law Firms - Best Lawyers in America 2015-2020
    • Top Tier Law Firm in Personal Injury - Los Angeles, Best Law Firms - Best Lawyers in America 2015-2020
    • National Law Journal, #1 Medical Malpractice firm in America, 2019
    • Southern California Super Lawyers, Top 100, 2007
    • Southern California Super Lawyers, Top 100, 2008
    • Southern California Super Lawyers, Top 100, 2018
    • Southern California Super Lawyers, Top 100, 2009
    • Southern California Super Lawyers, Top 100, 2011
    • Southern California Super Lawyers, Top 100, 2012
    • Southern California Super Lawyers, Top 100, 2013
    • Southern California Super Lawyers, Top 100, 2014
    • Southern California Super Lawyers, Top 100, 2017
    • Southern California Super Lawyers, Top 100, 2019
    • Southern California Super Lawyers, Top 100, 2020

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • State Bar of Texas, 1994; State Bar of Arizona, 2004 (both inactive)
    • State Bar Washington, D.C., 1984
    • Consumer Attorneys of California, Board of Governors (former)
    • State Bar of California, 1987
    • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
    • Medical Malpractice Committee, Consumer Attorneys of California, former co-chairperson
    • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
    • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, Governor Emeritus, Board of Governors

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Triumph Foundation (peer support, grants and activities for people who become paralyzed): Recipient, Outstanding Service Award
    • Little Tokyo Service Center, Board of Directors (retired)
    • Shane's Inspiration, Board of Directors (retired)
    • Ralph's Riders--peer support organization for people who are spinal-cord injured: Recipient, Wheel of the Year
    • WYNGS - Rebuilding Lives After Spinal Cord Injury: Recipient, Benefactor Award
    • Cambodian Education Projects (Empowering Youth in Cambodia; Advanced Center for Empowerment -- supporting 9 schools and slum communities)

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • $9 Million Verdict - Birth Injury and Medical Malpractice
    • $4 Million Settlement - Brain Damage and Medical Malpractice
    • Highest Medical Verdict Paid in Ventura County (at time of verdict)
    • Highest Medical Settlement Paid in Riverside County (at time of settlement)
    • Responsible for numerous changes in the law in favor of consumers.
    • $10.6 Million Settlement - Misdiagnosis and Birth Injury
    • $3.2 Million Settlement - Failure to Diagnose and Medical Malpractice
    • Highest Medical Verdict Paid in Los Angeles County
    • Highest Medical Settlement Paid in Los Angeles County
    • Highest Personal Injury Verdict Paid in Santa Barbara
    • $17 Million Verdict - Birth Injury and Medical Malpractice
    • $3.3 Million Verdict - Medical Malpractice
    • Highest Medical Verdict Paid in California
    • Highest Medical Settlement Paid in California
    • Highest Medical Settlement Paid in Kern County

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Only California Firm ranked Top Tier by Best Lawyers in both personal injury and medical malpractice
    • Only California firm ever named Best Medical Malpractice Firm in America by the National Law Journal

    Educational Background:

    • Post-graduate Medical Training, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    • Bachelor's Degree, University of Tennessee
    • Doctor of Medicine, University of Missouri

    Industry Groups

    • Birth Injury
    • Brain Injury
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Personal Injury
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Wrongful Death
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    Office Location for Steven A. Heimberg

    800 West Sixth Street
    Suite 1500
    Los Angeles, CA 90017

    Phone: 213-213-1500

    Fax: 213-213-1520

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