Attorney Evan S. Kantz is a Managing Attorney with the Law Offices of Savin & Bursk, which has office locations in Granada Hills and Encino, California. Serving the needs of injured and disabled employees throughout Los Angeles, Evan focuses his practice almost exclusively on Workers' Compensation Law, and he has achieved considerable success helping his clients obtain the full amount of benefits they are entitled to following a work-related injury or illness.
Along with assisting his clients with their initial filings and forcing to get the insurance companies to accept denied claims, he also provides invaluable counsel regarding Uninsured Employers Benefits Trust Fund (UEBTF) and Subsequent Injuries Benefit Trust Fund (SIBTF) matters. From his efforts, he has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for his clients, earning his membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum as a Life Member.
Among his other notable accolades, Evan has earned the Platinum Client Champion Award from Martindale-Hubbell along with the Clients' Choice Award from Avvo, he has been names to the California Rising Stars List from Super Lawyers, and the Los Angeles Daily News has named his law practice the Readers Choice Best Law Office each year since 2011 and named him Best Employment Attorney and Favorite General Attorney.
A native of California, Evan received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and graduated Cum Laude from California State University, Sacramento, in 2008 and his Juris Doctor from the University of West Los Angeles School of Law in 2014. While in law school, he completed an internship with the Hardcore Gang Division of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office as well as with Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County.
Through each of these roles, Evan gained invaluable criminal and civil legal experience, which serves him well as he fights hard to protect the rights and entitlements of his clients, the injured workers. Along with maintaining a successful legal practice, he is also an active member of The State Bar of California, the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, the California Applicants' Attorneys Association (CAAA), and the Los Angeles Valley Applicants' Attorneys Association (LAVAAA), among his other professional affiliations.
Practice areasWorkers' Compensation: Claimant
- 100% Workers' Compensation: Claimant
First Admitted: 2017, California
Professional Webpage: https://savinbursklaw.com/evan-s-kantz/
- California University, Bachelors of Science, Criminal Justice, Cum Laude
- Informative video regarding Law Offices of Savin & Bursk, Law Offices of Savin & Bursk, 2015
- The program included an in-depth discussion of how to handle workers' compensation cases, in California, in which the employer did not have insurance on the date of injury. It involved filing the claim, all the way through how to join the Uninsured Employers' Benefits Trust Fund (UEBTF), to obtaining final resolution, and demanding payment of the settlement from the employer and the UEBTF, Uninsured Employers and the Uninsured Employers Benefits Trust Fund., Co-Author with George J. Savin Jr. Esq., Workers’ Compensation Claims made against Uninsured Employers & the Uninsured Employers Benefits Trust Fund (UEBTF); Handled by Office of the Director Legal Unit(OD Legal), WorkCompCentral, Workers' Compensation, 2017
- Navigating an Applicant’s claim through the California workers’ compensation system when the Employer was uninsured for workers’ compensation at the time of injury can be tricky. The following is a guide with some of the most pertinent steps we utilize when representing an Applicant with a UEBTF workers’ compensation claim/case., Co-Author with George J. Savin Jr. Esq., A Guide to Representing an Applicant with an Uninsured Employers Benefit Trust Fund Case & Joining UEBTF as a Party, California Lawyers Association, Workers' Compensation, 2020
- Earned a Certification of Completion on April 24, 2018 for the California Applicants' Attorneys Association University 14 Week Course taught by Elliot Berkowitz, Esq. and Ronald Feenberg, Esq. taught at UCLA Law School., 2018
- Travel Consultant who suffered an injury and was giving the run around by the insurance company, before my representation., 2019
- Fast Food Worker that suffered an industrial injury., 2018
- Field Operations Foreman that contracted an infectious disease that end up causing injury internally and psychologically., 2018
- Medical Biller who sustained an industrial injury for headaches, internal, stomach, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), multiple orthopedic body parts, complex regional pain syndrome (CPRS), atrial septal defect (ASD), rheumatic disorder, an autoimmune disorder, fibromyalgia, eyes/vision, chest pain/palpitations, and sexual dysfunction, 2018
- Messenger Service Driver injured in an rear-end auto accident on the way to dropping off a package in his route, serving his employer., 2018
- Selected to Rising Stars 2020, Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2020
- Earned the Avvo Client's Choice Award 2019, Clients' Choice Award 2019, Avvo, 2019
- Earned the Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion Platinum Award 2019, Client Champion Platinum Award, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019
- Settled a denied, but highly litigated workers' compensation claim in which the Applicant had suffered severe emotional distress and harassment. Ultimately resolution of the case resulted in a substantial Compromise & Release settlement in which the Applicant received the advanced full value of her maximum temporary disability for the statutory 104 weeks, included in a very sizable lump sum settlement for her permanent disability and future medical care as well as supplemental job displacement benefits for the statutory maximum., 2018
- Met my client who had obtained an injury on the job to his brain/head and neck. The Applicant's claim was denied. My client was very frustrated with the results of the medical care in which the Applicant received within the workers' compensation system and had a multitude of requested medical care denied. I was able to negotiate a settlement in which my client was able to obtain the value of his future medical care in a lump sum through a Compromise & Release. My client is extremely satisfied with the results, especially given the ability for him to control his own future medical care for his industrial injury., 2019
- Settled a highly litigated workers' compensation matter by Compromise & Release in which the employer was denying liability for all the Applicant's industrially injured body parts. Ultimately, we obtained an Agreed Medical Examiner who found the claim compensable. We were able to settle with very favorable terms for the Applicant in which the Applicant received value for all potential statutory benefits: permanent disability, temporary disability, future medical care, supplemental job displacement benefits, and out-of-pocket expenses/mileage., 2019
- Was retained on a workers' compensation matter involving the contracting of an infectious disease with a psychological injury as well as additional internal injuries. Successfully negotiated favorable terms for a Compromise & Release with a Structured Settlement. My client was about to get a substantial lump sum in upfront cash as well as receiving guaranteed (willable/devisable) monthly payments for the next 10 years., 2018
- Injured worker retained my services after he was in a car accident during the course and scope of employment. Applicant injured multiple body parts as a result of the accident. I negotiated a Compromise & Release for the applicant in which the Defendant Insurance Company agreed to waive all subrogation rights (rights to a credit for any and all potential personal injury claim/lawsuit recovery by the applicant for the car accident)., 2018
- The Applicant had multiple dates of injury while working for two Defendant Employers. I sent the Applicant to an Agreed Medical Examiner who found industrial causation and permanent disability. Both Defendants were pushing to settle the case by Stipulations with Request for Award for a small permanent disability award, but I negotiated favorable terms for the Applicant to settle by a lump sum Compromise & Release., 2017
- Within 7 weeks, I obtained an Award and a Stipulations with Request for Award for an applicant who had been injured on the job. I was retained after the insurance carrier accepted liability for the applicant's injury and sent the applicant to a doctor that found the applicant had 0% permanent disability. After being retained, I sent the applicant to another doctor for a second opinion. Based on the second doctor's report, I was able to facilitate the applicant in receiving an Award for 10% permanent disability., 2018
- Subsequent Injuries Benefit Trust Fund (SIBTF)
- Uninsured Employers Benefits Trust Fund (UEBTF)
Office location for Evan S. Kantz
10663 Yarmouth Avenue
Granada Hills, CA 91344
- Rising Stars: 2020 - 2023