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Steven Heimberg
M.D., Attorney at Law

Steven Heimberg’s unique background—he is both a physician and a personal injury attorney—makes him a particularly dangerous foe against those who have wrongfully harmed others.

Outstanding Results

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
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Honors and Tributes

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.

What Other Lawyers Say About Dr. Heimberg

An unassuming, humble, brilliant lawyer, a tactician nonpareil, a wonderful human being…Steven Heimberg is a role model for what plaintiff lawyers should be: he’s effective; he’s caring; and he consistently and unerringly puts his clients’ rights – puts his clients’ interests – ahead of his own… This is a really good guy.

Bruce Broillet, Esq.Former Trial Lawyer of the Year; Selected as one of “California’s Most Respected Lawyers”, “100 Most Effective Lawyers in California” and “The Best Lawyers in America”

After years of practicing as a consumer attorney, I became a mediator. I have had the opportunity to mediate several cases in which Steve Heimberg was the attorney for the plaintiffs. Of all the plaintiff attorneys I have seen during my years as a mediator, Steve was by far the best prepared and the most capable of advocating successfully for his client. In each case, he secured the best possible settlement.

Joe ThielenEsq.Mediator at Handweiler & Thielen (Formerly of Thielen & Burke Law Firm)

I run a nine-lawyer plaintiff firm in Orange County. We handle most of our cases in-house. But when I get a large case of the type that we don’t handle, the first person that I go to is Steve Heimberg.

Robert Reeves, Esq.Law Offices of Robert Reeves

I was an opposing attorney in Steve’s landmark verdict case in Santa Monica (happily, not representing the losing defendant). I have rarely seen a case better tried by a plaintiff attorney; and the results accurately reflected Steve’s performance.

Marshall Silberberg, Esq. Law Offices of Marshall Silberberg (Formerly of LaFollette, Johnson and of Baker, Silberberg & Keener)

I have referred out a significant number of catastrophic, high-damage cases over my career to some of the most renowned attorneys in California. Of all the attorneys to whom I have sent cases, Dr. Steven Heimberg is number one on my list, not only because of the outstanding results, but also because of his professionalism, fairness, and integrity in dealings with my office. I strongly recommend him to anyone looking for a top attorney to handle their best cases.

Joe Higuera, Esq.Higuera & Associates

Professional Associations

Dr. Heimberg is an ardent advocate for consumer rights and is active in a variety of professional organizations, including:

  • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, Governor emeritus, Board of Governors
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Board of Governors
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
  • Medical Malpractice Committee, Consumer Attorneys of California, Co-chair
  • For years, Dr. Heimberg has been asked regularly to teach other attorneys across the state on many litigation and trial topics.

Community Involvement

Dr. Heimberg’s advocacy for those who have been injured does not end at the courthouse steps. He also is active in numerous community projects, including:

The Cambodian Education Project

Dr. Heimberg has co-founded numerous grass-roots organizations to provide education, outreach, and community support to Cambodian children living in poverty. One program has 6 schools in Phnom Penh’s worst slums; another supported the community surrounding the Phnom Penh garbage dumps. These and his other programs are designed to elevate the opportunities for these children’s’ future through education, character building, providing tools to avoid exploitation (and time to have fun in a safe caring environment), while providing health care and assistance with food and clean water.

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Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities

The primary purpose of the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities (LATLC) is to make a positive difference in the quality of life for people within the greater Los Angeles area, focusing on issues related to education, children, battered women, and homelessness, by providing financial assistance to needy persons and groups in the greater Los Angeles area.


A nonprofit organization that provides peer counseling and resources to people with spinal cord injuries and to their families. Dr. Heimberg was honored with the organization’s Benefactor Award in 2005.

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Shane’s Inspiration

A nonprofit dedicated to developing playgrounds where able-bodied and disabled children can play together. Dr. Heimberg sat for years on the group’s board of directors and was chairman of the CHLA Playground Committee, which is raised funds to build two play areas at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. Heimberg Barr was the original sponsor of Shane’s Inspiration’s Annual 5K/10K Walk-FUN-Roll event.

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Little Tokyo Service Center

A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing community development and social services to the Pan Asian community in downtown Los Angeles. Dr. Heimberg is a long-time supporter and board member.

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Ralph’s Riders Foundation

Ralph’s Riders is the premier southern California support group for the spinal cord disabled. Dr. Heimberg was a co-founder of the first named “wheels” or benefactor, its “Man of the Year” and currently sits on its advisory board.

Consumer Watchdog

A nonprofit, non-partisan watchdog group that protects consumers from, in its own words, “corrupt corporations and crooked politicians.”

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