Mr. Barwald has extensive experience defending worker’s compensation cases since 1991. Most of his defense work has been as outside counsel where he has represented self insured employers, high deductible employers, and insurance clients. He was also staff counsel for the Hartford, and Kemper. His experience includes training claims personnel and providing counsel at file review meetings.
He graduated from Whittier College School of Law in 1989 where he was on the Dean’s List and Honor Roll, received a Dean’s Merit Scholarship (awarded to the top 10 students after the first year of study), worked as a teaching assistant in Legal Process and was a member of the Law Review. He was admitted to the California State Bar in January 1990.
Mr. Barwald earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Connecticut in 1984, and served as President and Comptroller of the Undergraduate Student Government.
Mr. Barwald is a certified specialist in workers’ compensation.