Lester J. Friedman

Top rated workers' compensation attorney in Beverly Hills, California

Law Offices of Lester Friedman
Lester J. Friedman
Law Offices of Lester Friedman

Practice Areas: Workers' compensation

Licensed in California since: 1977

Education: Southwestern Law School

Languages Spoken: English, Hebrew, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2023
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Law Offices of Lester Friedman

280 S. Beverly Drive
Suite 211
Beverly Hills, CA 90212 Visit website


Lester J. Friedman is an attorney and the founder of The Law Offices of Lester Friedman in Beverly Hills, California. Mr. Friedman devotes his practice to Workers’ Compensation Law and serves a wide range of clients in the Los Angeles area and throughout Southern California who have been injured in the course of their employment.

Mr. Friedman holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and earned his law degree from Southwestern Law School. He is a Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law through the State Bar of California and has been admitted to practice law in California since 1977.

Following law school, Mr. Friedman worked for a private firm in the areas of workers’ compensation law and general civil litigation, eventually becoming a partner in the firm. He opened his own firm in 1986.

An active member of the California Applicants’ Attorney Association, Mr. Friedman sits on the board of directors. In addition, he became a Workers’ Appeals Board Judge Protem in 1984 and was appointed as a Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board Arbitrator in 1990.

Outside of the legal field, Mr. Friedman enjoys being involved in both sports and local politics. He stays active in these areas by participating as an official scorer for the UCLA men’s basketball team, the PAC-12 conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. In the local political arena he was elected to the City Council of the City of Beverly Hills in 2017 and he is the Mayor of the City of Beverly Hills for the 2020-2021 term.  

Practice areas

Workers' compensation: claimant
  • 100% Workers' compensation: claimant

First Admitted: 1977, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.caworkinjury.com/our-practice.html

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Vice Mayor, City of Beverly Hills
  • Mayor, City of Beverly Hills
Representative Clients:
  • Employees of the State of California, County of Los Angeles, City of Los Angeles
  • Employees of the Los Angeles Unified School District and many of School Districts
  • Employees of American Airlines, United Airlines, Southwest Airline
  • Employees of Cedars-Sinai Hospital
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Official Scorer, UCLA Men's Basketball, NCAA Basketball tournament since 1996
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Former Chair, Beverly Hills Taxi Review Committee
  • Beverly Hills Blue Ribbon Committee for Santa Monica Reconstruction
  • California Applicants’ Attorney Association(CAAA), Member
  • Traffic and Parking Commission for the City of Beverly Hills
  • Former chair, Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California
  • California Applicants’ Attorney Association, Board of Directors
  • City Councimember, City of Beverly Hills, 2017 to present
  • Former Chair, Workers' Compensation Advisory Commission
  • Super Lawyer, 2005-Present
  • 2007 to present, Best Law Firms in America, U.S. News & World Report, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers of America
  • Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board Judge Protem, 1984
  • Best Lawyer, 2009-Present
  • Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board Arbitrator, 1990
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Specialist, Worker's Compensation Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
Educational Background:
  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) , 1973
Industry Groups:
  • All Los Angeles work injuries.

Office location for Lester J. Friedman

280 S. Beverly Drive
Suite 211
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Phone: 310-275-1433


19 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2023

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