Mark L. Kahn


Mark Kahn received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from California State University Northridge and subsequently graduated from Southwestern Law School.

Mr. Kahn was first sworn in as a workers’ compensation judge in 1981.  He served as Presiding Judge of the Van Nuys Board and served as Assistant Chief of the Division of Workers’ Compensation before becoming Associate Chief Judge.

Mr. Kahn has wide‑ranging experience in the practice of workers’ compensation litigation.  He has lectured extensively to applicant and defense attorneys, stakeholders in the community and other judges on topics ranging from trial preparation, litigation strategies, sexual harassment and bias, ADA, case law, utilization review and many other aspects of workers’ compensation practice.

In 2007, the California Bar Workers’ Compensation Section named him Judge of the Year.

Mr. Kahn has also taught workers’ compensation law at Southwestern University School of Law and Pasadena City College.