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Barry H. Hinden

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Barry Harris Hinden is the founding attorney and senior partner at Hinden & Breslavsky. He has been practicing law since 1974, and is a seasoned Trial attorney. Barry focuses the majority of his practice on workers’ compensation cases but also assists clients in various personal injury and mesothelioma/asbestos exposure matters. In every case, Barry is passionate about helping to restore the dignity and self-esteem of those whose lives have been dramatically altered due to injuries and/or illnesses. At the firm, he represents clients in Los Angeles and throughout the state of California.

Barry attended Los Angeles City and Valley Colleges in 1966, before going on to obtain his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from California State University, Northridge, in 1970. He then earned his Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, in 1974, and was admitted to the State Bar of California that same year.

Prior to entering the legal profession, Barry served in the United States Army as a Field Medic from 1962, through 1965. Additionally, from 2002, through 2008, he served as an adjunct professor at his alma mater, Southwestern University School of Law. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors and Education Committee of CAAA (California Applicants’ Attorneys Association).

Barry is renowned among his peers for his commitment to client-focused representation and results. He was selected for inclusion in California Super Lawyers magazine every year from 2009, through 2020, and was included in the list of Who’s Who in American Law from 1996, through the present. He is a member of both, the California State Bar Association, and the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and is the past president of CAAA, a position he held from 2010, through 2011.

Barry also takes part in many pro-bono activities and strives to give back to his local community in a number of ways. He served as an elected representative of the Los Angeles City Neighborhood Council, Mid-City, in 1997. He was Vice President of the National Kidney Foundation, and served as the president of the Temple Emanuel Brotherhood, in Beverly Hills.

In addition to his legal career, Barry was also an avid runner, completing marathons in both, Los Angeles and New York. He has also regularly volunteered his time with youth sports organizations, including AYSO, and Little League, as well as being a Scoutmaster and Cub Master in the Boy Scouts of America.

Education

  • J.D., Southwestern University School of Law, 1974
  • B.A., Psychology, California State University, Northridge, 1970
  • Los Angeles City & Valley Colleges, 1968
  • Fairfax High School, 1961

Awards & Accolades

  • Fellow, The College of Workers= Compensation Attorneys;
  • President California Applicants= Attorneys Association (CAAA) 2010 to 2011;
  • Judge Pro Tem/Arbitrator WCAB;
  • Vice President and Executive Board of Directors of WILG (Workers= Injury
  • Law & Advocacy Group) National association of workers= compensation attorneys;
  • WILG national convention CLE co-chair 2015;
  • Super Lawyers 2008 to 2020;
  • Adjunct Professor, Southwestern University School of Law 2002 to 2008;
  • Elected Representative - Los Angeles City Neighborhood Council, Mid City PAC (8 years);
  • Seminar Co-Chair, CAAA 1997 to 2007;
  • CAAA Board of Governors 1997 to present;
  • CAAA Legislative Chair 2011 & 2012;
  • Cambridge Who=s Who Professional of the Year Award 2011;
  • Lecturer for Lawyers, Doctors & insurance representatives;
  • Who=s Who in American Law 1996 to present;
  • Who=s Who in American Colleges & Universities;
  • Vice President, National Kidney Foundation;
  • President, Temple Emanuel Brotherhood, Beverly Hills;
  • Vice President/Board of Directors Temple Emanuel Beverly Hills;
  • Master Mason, Ionic Composite Lodge (40 years);
  • President, Blue Key National Honor Society;
  • President Tau Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society;
  • President graduating class (CSUN) (1970);
  • Vice President, Pi Kappa Alpha (CSUN);
  • Vice President and Fund Raising Chair, Westside Jewish Community Center;
  • Marathon Runner (Completed Los Angeles and New York);
  • Boy Scouts of America, Scout Master & Cub Master (9 years);
  • AYSO Coach & Referee (6 years);
  • Little League Coach & Manager (7 years);
  • Lifetime Member 11-99 Society (CHP);
  • United States Army 1962-1965, Field Medic, Honorable Discharge;
  • American Legion.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • California State Bar Association, Admitted 1974;
  • California Applicant=s Attorneys Association;
  • Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG);
  • California Society of Industrial Medicine & Surgery;
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

  • Adjunct Professor, Southwestern University School of Law, 2002-2008;
  • Seminar Co-Chair, CAAA, 1997, and Education Committee, 1997-2020;
  • Lecturer, Lawyers, Doctors and Insurance Representatives

Publications

  • Review & Update 1990/1991 Rules & Procedures;
  • Recognizing and Handling the Collateral Issues to the Workers= Compensation Claim;
  • Understanding Normal Issues - Back to the Basics;
  • Handling Workers= Compensation Cases under the 1993 Reform Acts - Applicant Attorneys= Procedures;
  • Medical Office Procedures under the 1993 Reform Acts;
  • The Post - Termination Claim - Due Process v. Public Policy;
  • Billing for Treatment Collection of Medical-Legal Liens and the Admissibility of Your Reports;
  • Medical Control 1994 to 2011;
  • How to Practice Workers= Compensation Under Senate Bill 31;
  • How to Effectively Prosecute Your Liens;
  • Review and Update Rules and Procedures, Employee-Selected Physicians Outline;
  • Review and Update Rules and Procedures, Applicants Attorneys= Outline;
  • Seeing a New Patient in 1994, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011;
  • Surviving the Storm of Reform;
  • Medical Control Revisited;
  • Advanced Workers= Compensation in California, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2005;
  • Workers= Compensation in California, 1998;
  • Preparing Your Client for Trial, 1998;
  • Paralegal & Medical Support Staff Seminar 2000, I & II, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010,2011, 2012;
  • Vocational Rehabilitation 1975 to 2005;
  • Dealing with UR, ACOEM & Networks;
  • Medical Care & Control 2000, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012;
  • Interviewing Prospective Clients;
  • Changing Physicians Within the MPN;
  • The Panel QME Process;
  • Understanding & Identifying The Importance of ADL & Diminished Future Earning Capacity;
  • Lien Collection 2010, 2011 & 2012;
  • Preparing Your Lien For A Successful Recovery 2011;
  • Post Valdez and Scudder Rulings;
  • Creative Settlement Strategies;
  • Post-Settlement Strategies;
  • Developing Your AMA Case;
  • Medical Care Per SB 899;
  • Apportionment and the Subsequent Injury Fund (SIF);
  • Identifying the Collateral Claims & Issues;
  • Structured Settlements and Medicare Set Aside Trusts;
  • Opening the New Legal File;
  • Preparing Your Client for Depositions;
  • Preparing your Client for AME/QME Evaluations;
  • Workers= Compensation Settlement & Awards;
  • Settlement/Post Settlement Procedures;
  • Proving Disability For The Seriously Disabled Worker;
  • How To Fully Address Your Client=s Permanent Disability;
  • ACOEM And The Treating Physician=s Presumption;
  • Workers= Compensation in California (Law School Text 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007);
  • Comprehensive Overview of SB863;
  • Is Delay of Treatment Equal to Denial of Care?;
  • Taking Medical Control by Establishing a Paper Trail;
  • Getting Physicians to Address Other Body Parts;
  • Identifying and Settling Sleeping Giants;
  • Identifying Medical Expenses Not Covered By Medicare;
  • Why We Have To Work Together.
Community Involvement

Pro Bono Activities

  • Elected Representative, Los Angeles City Neighborhood Council, Mid City, 1997
  • Vice President, National Kidney Foundation
  • President, Temple Emanuel Brotherhood, Beverly Hills
  • Vice President/Board of Directors Temple Emanuel Beverly Hills
  • Master Mason, Ionic Composite Lodge
  • Boy Scouts of America, Scout Master & Cub Master (9 Years)
  • Ayso Coach & Referee (6 Years)
  • Little League Coach & Manager (6 Years)

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