Alan B. Snitzer

Alan B. Snitzer: Attorney with The Law Offices of Alan B. Snitzer, PC AV stamp icon
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Editor in Chief, Bennetonia, High School Newspaper, 1968-1969. Editor in Chief, Beacon '70, High School Yearbook 1969-1970. Contributor, Spectrum. Magazine, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1970-1974. Assistant Editor, The Blue Line, Newspaper of the Buffalo Police Benevolent Association (Union), 1969-1972. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board of California, Los Angeles, Judge Pro Tem, 1990-1992. Los Angeles Municipal Court, Settlement Officer, Landlord-Tenant Court, 1980-1981. Neighborhood Watch, Member, Sponsored by L.A. County Sheriff's Department, Altadena, California, 1987-1993. Neighborhood Watch, Block Captain, Sponsored by Pasadena Police Department, 1994-2011. Southwestern Law School, Class of 1977, Co-Chairman, 30-Year Class Reunion, October 2007. Bennett High School, Buffalo, New York, Class of 1970, Chairman, 40-Year Class Reunion, August 2010. Southwestern Law School, Class of 1977, Chairman, 35-Year Class Reunion, 2011-2012. Publications: "Uninsured Motorist Coverage Can Help Make Up for Some of Lost Workers' Compensation Benefits Under New Laws," in The Thin Blue Line, Los Angeles Police Protective League, July 2008. Presentations: "Update on Concerns of Public Safety Unions," Board of Governors Retreat, California Applicants' Attorneys Association, Carmel Valley, California, November 2008; "Handling Public Safety Cases," Presenter, Summer Convention, California Applicants' Attorneys Association, Squaw Valley, California (including syllabus article), June 2009; "Basics of Personal Injury/Work. Comp. Case Coordination," Presenter and Panel Moderator, Summer Convention, California Applicants' Attorneys Association, Monterey, California (including syllabus article). Private Practice, Los Angeles County, California, Practice limited to personal injury (Plaintiff), and Workers' Compensation claims for sworn public safety officers, since 1990. Themis Society, Southwestern Law School, 1978-2011. "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell legal directory ranked by peers to possess the highest possible levels of both legal skills and ethics, 1998-2011. Named a "Top Attorney" in the Workers' Compensation field for the San Gabriel Valley (suburbs of 2 Million people, east of Los Angeles), by Pasadena Magazine, as voted by peers, 2010, 2011.

Areas of Practice (35)

  • Personal Injury
  • Workers Compensation
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Sexual Discrimination
  • Racial Discrimination
  • Gender Discrimination
  • Age Discrimination
  • Social Security Disability Law
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Accidents
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Bodily Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Commercial Vehicle Liability
  • Head Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Severe Burns
  • Spinal Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Whiplash
  • Wrongful Death
  • Civil Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Airplane Crash Litigation
  • Automotive Products Liability
  • Head and Spinal Injuries
  • Helicopter Crash Litigation
  • Maritime Personal Injury
  • Railroad Accidents
  • Seatbelt Injury
  • Trucking Accidents

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
626-449-4300  Phone
626-449-0830  Fax
University Attended:
State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A., Political Science, 1974
Law School Attended:
Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1977
Year of First Admission:
1979, U.S. District Court, Central District of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1978, California
Pasadena Bar Association; Wilshire Bar Association (Member, Board of Governors, 1987-1989); Los Angeles County Bar Association; State Bar of California; American Bar Association (Member, Torts and Insurance Section); California Trial Lawyers Association; Consumer Attorneys of California; Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles; California Applicants' Attorneys Association (Board of Directors, 2009-2011).
Army National Guard, Military Police, Sergeant, Honorable Discharge. (4th in class of 144 MPs, U.S. Army Military Police School, Ft. Gordon, GA, 1977), 1971-1977
Birth Information:
Buffalo, New York, April 25, 1952
Reported Cases:
City of Los Angeles v. WCAB (Kendrick) (2008) 2 Cal. WCC 382, California Court of Appeal, 2nd District, Writ denied, upheld non-apportionment of permanent disability in police officer's presumptive "heart" case; Michael Garvey v. City of Los Angeles, ADJ4693006 California Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, panel decision granting applicant's petition for reconsideration, in part, holding that defendant had not met its burden of proving overlapping disability from prior heart case award.
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation

Peer Reviews

4.8/5.0 (1 review)
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