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Pearlman, Borska & Wax, LLP
15910 Ventura Boulevard, 18th Floor
Encino, California 91436Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 818-501-4343
Fax: 818-386-5700
E-Mail: bsp@4pbw.com
www.pbw-law.com
Practice Areas
Additional Locations
Client Information
Personnel
Established: 1984

Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Subrogation
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Additional Locations
Oxnard, California
500 East Esplanade Drive, Suite 510
Oxnard, California 93036
Telephone: 805-604-1134
Fax: 805-604-1194
Glendale, California
330 North Brand Boulevard, Suite 250
Glendale, California 91203
Telephone: 818-245-4285
Fax: 818-245-4291
Gardena, California
1411 West 190th Street, Suite 225
Gardena, California 90248
Telephone: 310-856-4729
Fax: 310-436-0525
San Diego, California
5935 Cornerstone Court West, Suite #250
San Diego, California 92121
Telephone: 858-875-5500
Fax: 858-875-5540
Orange, California
333 South Anita Drive, Suite 900
Orange, California 92868
Telephone: 714-221-1700
Fax: 714-221-1741
Walnut Creek, California
2033 North Main Street, Suite 365
Walnut Creek, California 94596
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Berkley Specialty Underwriting Managers, LLCElectric Insurance Company
Employers Compensation Insurance CompanyEmployers Direct Insurance Company
ESIS/ACE USA GroupGMIS/Springfield Insurance Company
OneBeacon InsuranceRepublic Indemnity Company of America
Non-Insurance Clients
Able Building Maintenance CompanyAmerican Airlines, Inc.
Bank of America, N.A.K.V. Mart Company
RJN Investigations, Inc.SelectRemedy Staffing
Tampa Bay BuccaneersUniversity of Southern California
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Personnel Information
Partners
Barry S. Pearlman
Encino, CA
E-Mail:bsp@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1982
Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • California Workers' Compensation Defense Attorneys' Association (President, 2000-2005)
  • Southern California Workers' Compensation Defense Attorneys Association (President, 1999-2003, 2004-2005)
Education:
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.S., 1978
  • Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1980
Born:1956
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Elliot F. Borska
Encino, CA
E-Mail:efb@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Memberships:
  • California Workers' Compensation Defense Attorneys' Association
Education:
  • American University, B.A., 1975
  • California State University, Long Beach, M.S., 1979
  • Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1982
Born:1954
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Steven H. Wax
Encino, CA
E-Mail:shw@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 1976
Memberships:
  • California Workers' Compensation Defense Attorneys' Association
Certifications:
  • Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist
Education:
  • California State University, Northridge, B.A.
  • Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1976
Born:1950
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Dean S. Brown
Encino, CA
E-Mail:dsb@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 1990
Memberships:
  • California Workers' Compensation Defense Attorneys' Association
Education:
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., 1985
  • Whittier Law School, J.D., 1989
Born:1963
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Neil D. Schwartz
Encino, CA
E-Mail:nds@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 1977
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
  • California Workers' Compensation Defense Attorneys' Association
Certifications:
  • Arbitrator, Los Angeles County Superior Court, State of California Workers' Compensation Appeals Board
Education:
  • The University of Arizona, B.A., 1972
  • University of West Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 1976
Law Review:
Associate Editor, West Los Angeles Law Review
Born:1949
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Yvonne E. Lang
Encino, CA
E-Mail:yel@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Memberships:
  • California Workers' Compensation Defense Attorneys' Association
Education:
  • University of California, Irvine, B.A., 1991
  • University of La Verne College of Law, J.D., 1996
Born:1969
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Jeffrey S. Stern
Encino, CA
E-Mail:jss@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1982
Memberships:
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association (Executive Committee, Workers' Compensation)
  • California Workers' Compensation Defense Attorneys' Association
Education:
  • California State University, Northridge, B.A. (with honors), 1976
  • Loyola Law School, J.D., 1981
Born:1954
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Rudy R. Grob
Encino, CA
E-Mail:rrg@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California
Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
  • California Workers' Compensation Defense Attorneys' Association
Education:
  • University of Virginia, 1985
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1987
  • Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1990
Born:1962
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Noel A. Olins
Encino, CA
E-Mail:nao@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 2002
Memberships:
  • Los Angeles County and San Fernando Valley Bar Associations
  • California Workers' Compensation Defense Attorney's Association
Education:
  • California State University, Northridge, B.A., 1998
  • Chapman University School of Law, J.D., 2002
Born:1972
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Associates
Bonnie V. Stern
Encino, CA
E-Mail:bvs@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 1997
Memberships:
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association (Workers' Compensation Section)
  • California Workers' Compensation Defense Attorneys' Association
Education:
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., 1993
  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 1997
Born:1971
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Brian Dreyfus
Encino, CA
E-Mail:bd@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • California Workers' Compensation Defense Attorneys' Association
Education:
  • Loyola Marymount University, B.A., 1992
  • Whittier Law School, J.D., 1995
Born:1971
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Meline H. Sirounian
Encino, CA
E-Mail:mhs@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 2001
Memberships:
  • California Workers' Compensation Defense Attorneys' Association
Education:
  • The Pennsylvania State University, B.A. (with honors), 1994
  • Loyola Law School, J.D., 1998
Honors:
Phi Alpha Delta
Born:1971
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Mark E. Joseph
Encino, CA
E-Mail:mej@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • New York, 1973
  • California, 1974
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1980
Memberships:
  • California Workers' Compensation Defense Attorneys' Association
Education:
  • Queens College, B.A., 1968
  • New York Law School, J.D., 1972
Born:1947
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Robert B. Heller
Encino, CA
E-Mail:rbh@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 1985
Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
  • California Workers' Compensation Defense Attorneys Association
Education:
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., 1976
  • California Polytechnic State University, B.S., 1980
  • Loyola Law School, J.D., 1984
Born:1950
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Karinneh Aslanian
Encino, CA
E-Mail:ka@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 2000
Memberships:
  • California Workers' Compensation Defense Attorney's Association
Education:
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1995
  • University of La Verne College of Law, J.D., 2000
Born:1973
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Jack M. Cohen
Encino, CA
E-Mail:jmc@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 1976
Memberships:
  • California Workers' Compensation Defense Attorney's Association
Certifications:
  • Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist
Education:
  • University of California, Riverside, B.A., 1973
  • San Fernando College of Law, J.D., 1976
Born:1950
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Howard R. Daniels-Stock
Encino, CA
E-Mail:hrds@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 1980
Memberships:
  • California Workers' Compensation Defense Attorney's Association
Education:
  • Adelphi University, B.A., 1976
  • Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., 1979
Born:1954
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Raymond F. Correio
Encino, CA
E-Mail:rfc@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 1985
Memberships:
  • California Workers' Compensation Defense Attorney's Association
Education:
  • Chapman College, B.A. (Departmental Honors), 1971
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1978
Honors:
Moot Court Honors Board; Moot Court Honors, Top Oral Argument and Brief
Born:1946
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Brian A. Penney
Encino, CA
E-Mail:bap@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Memberships:
  • California Workers' Compensation Defense Attorneys' Association
Education:
  • California State University, San Bernardino, B.S., 1993
  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 1999
Born:1971
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Christine L. Renten
Encino, CA
E-Mail:clr@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Memberships:
  • American and Los Angeles County Bar Associations
  • California Workers' Compensation Defense Attorneys' Association
Education:
  • University of Southern California, B.A./B.A., 1994
  • Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1999
Born:1972
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M. Christina Ramirez
Encino, CA
E-Mail:mcr@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California, 1986
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2011
Memberships:
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • California Workers' Compensation Defense Attorneys' Association
Education:
  • California State University, Long Beach, B.A., 1972
  • University of Southern California School of Education, M.S.Ed., 1974
  • University of California at Los Angeles School of the Law, J.D., 1983
Born:1949
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Anahid N. Silah
Encino, CA
E-Mail:ans@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 1996
Memberships:
  • California Workers' Compensation Defense Attorneys' Association
Education:
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. (cum laude), 1993
  • Loyola Law School Los Angeles, J.D., 1996
Born:1969
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Gary P. Andre
Encino, CA
E-Mail:gpa@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 1983
Memberships:
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • California Workers' Compensation Defense Attorneys' Association
Education:
  • Michigan State University, B.S., 1972
  • University of San Fernando Valley, J.D., 1980
Born:1950
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Nicole G. Minkow
Encino, CA
E-Mail:ngm@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Central and Southern Districts of California
Education:
  • University of California, Riverside, B.A., 1994
  • Loyola Law School, J.D., 1997
Born:1972
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Olivia M. Gordon
Encino, CA
E-Mail:omg@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 2003
Memberships:
  • California Workers' Compensation Defense Attorneys' Association
Education:
  • University of Southern California, B.A., 1998
  • Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 2001
Born:1975
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Sarah J. Jaffe
Encino, CA
E-Mail:sjj@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 2007
Education:
  • Baylor University, B.B.A., 2000
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, J.D., 2006
Born:1977
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H. David Hwang
Encino, CA
E-Mail:hdh@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 2002
Memberships:
  • California Workers' Compensation Defense Attorneys' Association
Education:
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1991
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2001
Born:1969
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Michelle Sauntry
Encino, CA
E-Mail:ms@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Memberships:
  • California Workers' Compensation Defense Attorneys' Association
Education:
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., 1987
  • Loyola Law School, J.D.
Born:1955
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Ani Baghdassarian
Encino, CA
E-Mail:AB@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 2012
Memberships:
  • California Workers' Compensation Defense Attorneys' Association
Education:
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., 2004
  • Ventura College of Law, J.D., 2011
Born:1982
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Justin Borska
Encino, CA
E-Mail:jib@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Education:
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., 2008
  • University of West Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 2011
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Gelareh Fassazadeh
Encino, CA
E-Mail:gf@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 2011
Workers' Compensation Defense
Education:
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. Economics, 2005
  • University of La Verne College of Law, J.D., 2010
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Ada Rodriguez
Encino, CA
E-Mail:amr@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 2003
Education:
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., 1995
  • American College of Law, J.D., 2001
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David Alpern
Encino, CA
E-Mail:dba@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal and Ninth Circuits
Education:
  • The Evergreen State College, B.A., 1994
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2001
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Julie Feng
Encino, CA
E-Mail:jf@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 2003
Education:
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A. (Phi Beta Kappa, cum laude), 1999
  • Loyola Law School, J.D., 2002
Born:1977
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Maureen Blair
Encino, CA
E-Mail:mtb@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 2005
Education:
  • California State University, Northridge, B.A., 2000
  • Southwestern Law School, J.D., 2004
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Richard Park
Encino, CA
E-Mail:rjp@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Education:
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1997
  • Southwestern Law School, J.D., 2008
Born:1973
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Alexandra Dunlevy
Encino, CA
E-Mail:ad@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 2010
Education:
  • University of San Diego, B.A., 2003
  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 2009
Born:1980
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Sherry Nix
Encino, CA
E-Mail:sen@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 1983
Education:
  • California State University, Sacramento, B.A., 1979
  • Lincoln Law School, J.D., 1983
Born:1954
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David Downing
Encino, CA
E-Mail:dld@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Education:
  • University of Phoenix, B.A., 2006
  • Southwestern Law School, J.D., 2011
Born:1977
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Josephine Broussard
Encino, CA
E-Mail:jkb@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 2014
Education:
  • University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, B.A., 1998
  • University of Mary, M.M., 2003
  • University of Dayton School of Law, J.D. (summa cum laude), 2014
Born:1973
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Lukas Bylund
Encino, CA
E-Mail:lkb@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 2014
Education:
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, B.A., 2008
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, J.D., 2014
Born:1984
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Melissa Amitrano
Encino, CA
E-Mail:mel@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 2010
Education:
  • Shawnee State University, B.A., 2007
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 2010
Born:1986
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Antwoin Wall
Encino, CA
E-Mail:adw@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Education:
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills, B.S., 1997
  • Pepperdine University, M.B.A., 2001
  • Southwestern Law School, J.D., 2012
Born:1974
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Joshua Roberts
Encino, CA
E-Mail:jjr@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 2011
Education:
  • Gonzaga University, B.A. (cum laude), 2006
  • California Western School of Law, J.D., 2010
Born:1985
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Douglas Hoang
Encino, CA
E-Mail:dhh@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 1997
Education:
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1994
  • University of California at Los Angeles School of the Law, J.D., 1997
Born:1972
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Marine Grigorian
Encino, CA
E-Mail:mg@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 2010
Education:
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. Economics, 2007
  • Southwestern Law School, J.D., 2010
Born:1984
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Sarah Winkle
Encino, CA
E-Mail:sew@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 2002
Education:
  • The Master's College, B.A., 2002
  • Oak Brook College of Law, J.D., 2002
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Norman Laurell
Encino, CA
E-Mail:nal@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 1991
Education:
  • California State University, Northridge, B.A., 1987
  • Whittier Law School, J.D., 1991
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Maryam Mirmiran
Encino, CA
E-Mail:mxm@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 1999
Education:
  • California State University, Northridge, B.S., 1991
  • California Southern Law School, J.D., 1996
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Clifford Sweet
Encino, CA
E-Mail:cdsoc@4pbw.com
Admitted
  • California, 1974
Education:
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1971
  • Loyola Law School, J.D., 1974
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