Certified Specialist Workers’ Compensation Law
The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
Lee A. Blitstein received his bachelor’s degree in Radio-Television Broadcasting from California State University Northridge. He graduated from Southwestern Law School in 1987. After working in the entertainment industry, Mr. Blitstein returned to the legal field and was admitted to the California State Bar, United States District Court and all courts in the State of California.
Mr. Blitstein has extensive experience in the practice of workers’ compensation litigation. He originally served the interests of injured workers and subsequently worked as a defense attorney representing insurance carriers and employers in their workers’ compensation matters. Mr. Blitstein is a Certified Specialist and has served as a Judge Pro-Tempore at the Agoura board.
Mr. Blitstein was appointed, and sworn in, as a workers’ compensation judge in January 2005. He served the State of California and the public at large from January 2005 through September 2009. Mr. Blitstein stepped down from the bench to join the firm in October 2009. Mr. Blitstein became a name partner in August of 2011.
In addition, Mr. Blitstein has lectured extensively to applicant attorneys, defense attorneys, members of the workers’ compensation community and judges on topics ranging from preparation of cases for trial, litigation strategies, sexual harassment and bias, file documentation, cross-examination techniques, impeachment, fraud and other aspects of workers’ compensation.