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Steven Heimberg

Stalwart Law Group
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Steven Heimberg
Stalwart Law Group
West Hollywood,

In more than 25 years of practicing law, Dr. Heimberg has consistently earned remarkable results for his clients, including:

Highest Medical Verdict in California history*

Highest Medical Verdict in Los Angeles County history*

Highest Medical Verdict in Ventura County history*

Highest Medical Settlement in California history*

Highest Medical Settlement in Los Angeles County history*

Highest Medical Settlement in Riverside County history*

Highest Medical Settlement in Kern County history*

Highest Personal Injury Verdict in Santa Barbara history*

Responsible for Numerous Changes in the Law in Favor of injured victims

Los Angeles injury lawyer Dr. Heimberg is nationally renowned for his legal expertise and advocacy, making him the most honored medical doctor practicing law in California. His peers from the legal community have bestowed many honors and tributes on Dr. Heimberg including the following:

BEST LAWYERS® - LAWYER OF THE YEAR 2016, 2017, 2019 – Medical Malpractice Law

LOS ANGELES TRIAL LAWYER OF THE YEAR (Nominated 9 of last 20 years; can only accept once.)

Top 100 CALIFORNIA TRIAL LAWYER for 8 consecutive years.

TOP 100 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SUPER LAWYERS (7 consecutive years) (Super Lawyers Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine)

APPELLATE LAWYER OF THE YEAR, nominee (Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, 2004)

AV PREEMINENT - Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards




Dr. Heimberg is the only medical doctor to have received all of the honors listed above and the only medical doctor ever awarded Consumer Attorneys' Los Angeles Trial Lawyer of the Year. There are other medical doctors that practice law, but few of them are experienced trial lawyers and only Dr. Heimberg has been so decorated by his peers in the legal community.

In addition to his success as a top personal injury attorney, Dr. Heimberg is a physician. He graduated with honors in many medical school courses, including earning top honors in pharmacology. Dr. Heimberg is a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners.

After attending the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, where he was a member of UCLA’s Law Review, Dr. Heimberg was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1987.

Dr. Heimberg spent several years in Washington, D.C. as a health-law attorney, specializing in the law of medical devices and pharmaceuticals. In addition, he served as special assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Heimberg gained further experience in product liability issues as a lawyer with the renowned corporate law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP.

Since 1992, Dr. Heimberg has had his own law firm specializing in helping and protecting those injured by the wrongdoing of others. Because of the serious nature of the injuries in these cases and the fact that medical experts are almost always necessary, his background places him head and shoulders above his legal peers. He is able to better assess medical damages and all medical liability issues in your case. He is able to find and retain all necessary medical experts. He is better able to understand the details of your case and better able to convey all the necessary facts and issues to your medical experts. In addition, Dr. Heimberg can better handle and cross-examine the opposing experts and better prepare and react to all the technological occurrences and surprises at trial. While Dr. Heimberg has successfully tried many medical malpractice cases, his medical knowledge and expertise make him uniquely capable of handling all types of life altering personal injury cases

Dr. Heimberg has translated his diverse training and background into great success in the courtroom. Never hesitating to try cases, he has won many multi-million dollar trials, including the largest medical verdict ever awarded in California, the largest personal injury verdict of any kind in the history of Santa Barbara, and the largest medical malpractice verdict in the history of Ventura.

Because of Dr. Heimberg’s willingness to go to trial and his skill in the courtroom as a skilled lawyer, he is able to regularly obtain favorable settlements for his clients. He has negotiated numerous multi-million dollar settlements, including the largest medical settlement in the history of Los Angeles County and the largest medical settlement in the history of Kern County.

Between his successes in trial and in settlement, Dr. Heimberg has obtained well over half a billion dollars on behalf of his clients.

Dr. Heimberg’s litigation victories, however, have not been just about dollars. He has constantly pushed the limits of the law, and has produced several important legal changes on behalf of consumers, ranging from new methods for proving damages, to limiting the use of arbitration agreements, to limiting the defendants eligible to claim the benefits of California limiting statute MICRA, to limiting the scope of conduct within the protections of MICRA.

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