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 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Elder Law (10%)
Attorney Profile

As the principal attorney at Heimberg Barr, LLP, Steven A. Heimberg is committed to representing clients in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Fresno and Los Angeles County, California. He focuses his practice on personal injury cases that involve medical malpractice and catastrophic injuries.

After receiving a degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Dr. Heimberg went on to earn a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Missouri. After a notable career as a physician, he graduated with a law degree from the University of California Los Angeles School of Law, where he was a member of the school’s law review.

Bringing medical experience to his practice, Dr. Heimberg has a deep understanding of how medicine should work as well as the challenges victims of negligence face. After spending several years as a health law attorney, he shifted his focus to personal injury, where he regularly secures extraordinary awards and settlements.

His achievements include obtaining the highest medical settlements ever paid in Los Angeles, Riverside and Kern counties as well as the state of California. For his successes, Dr. Heimberg has earned the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell; he has been named in The Best Lawyers in America**; he has an Avvo “Superb” rating; he has been named in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100; Lawdragon Inc. has honored him several times as a leading plaintiff attorney, litigator and lawyer; and the Consumers Attorneys of Los Angeles named him as the Trial Lawyer of the Year.

Dr. Heimberg is a member of the State Bar of California, the State Bar of Texas, the District of Columbia Bar, the State Bar of Arizona, the Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, the Consumer Attorneys of California, the Litigation Counsel of America and the American Board of Trial Advocates.

* AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

**The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

 
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About Steven Heimberg

Admitted: 1987, California

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

Honors/Awards:

  • Top 100 Super Lawyers, Southern California, 2007
  • Top 100 Super Lawyers in Southern California, 2009
  • Los Angeles Trial Lawyer of the Year (nominee), Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Trial Lawyer of the Year Nominee, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, 2009
  • AV Preeminent -- Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards
  • Top 500 Leading Litigators in America, Lawdragon, 2006
  • Los Angeles Trial Lawyer of the Year, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, 2002
  • 3,000 Leading Lawyers in America, 2006
  • Top 100 Super Lawyers, Southern California, 2008
  • Top Tier 1 Law Firm - Los Angeles, 2014 Best Law Firms - Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America (2007-2012)
  • Best Lawyers of America, 2008
  • Top 500 Plaintiffs' Attorneys in America, Lawdragon, 2007
  • Appellate Lawyer of the Year (nominee), Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, 2004
  • Best Lawyers of America, 2009
  • Best Lawyers of America, Best Lawyers, 2010
  • Southern California (2005-2012)
  • Best Lawyers of America, 2007
  • 3,000 Leading Lawyers in America, Lawdragon, 2007

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of UCLA’s Law Review
  • State Bar of Washington, D.C., 1984
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Board of Governors, former member Board of Directors
  • Medical Malpractice Committee, Consumer Attorneys of California, co-chairperson
  • State Bar of California , 1987
  • State Bar of Arizona, 2007
  • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, governor emeritus, Board of Governors
  • Litigation Counsel of America, fellow
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
  • State Bar of Texas, 1994
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Fellow, American College of Legal Medicine

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Little Tokyo Service Center, Board of Directors
  • Shane's Inspiration, Board of Directors
  • Ralph's Riders--peer support organization for people who are spinal-cord injured
  • WYNGS - Rebuilding Lives After Spinal Cord Injury, Recipient of Benefactor Award
  • Cambodian Education Project

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

Representative Clients:

  • Dr. Heimberg represents people who have suffered medical malpractice, serious personal injuries or wrongful death.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Responsible for Numerous Changes in the Law in Favor of injured victims
  • Highest Medical Verdict Ever Paid in Los Angeles County
  • Highest Medical Settlement Ever Paid in Los Angeles County
  • Highest Personal Injury Verdict Ever Paid in Santa Barbara
  • Highest Medical Verdict Ever Paid in California
  • Highest Medical Settlement Ever Paid in California
  • Highest Medical Settlement Ever Paid in Kern County
  • Dr. Heimberg served as a special assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services
  • Highest Medical Verdict Ever Paid in Ventura County
  • Highest Medical Settlement Ever Paid in Riverside County

Educational Background:

  • Post-graduate Medical Training, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Missouri, 1979
  • Bachelor's Degree, University of Tennessee, 1974

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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Last Updated: 12/8/2018

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