Lee A. Blitstein

PARTNER

Lee A. Blitstein received his bachelor’s degree in radio-television broadcasting in 1984 from California State University Northridge. He graduated from Southwestern Law School in 1987. After working in the entertainment industry for 2 years, Mr. Blitstein returned to the legal field and was admitted to the California State Bar, United States District Court, and all courts in the State of California.

Mr. Blitstein has extensive experience in the practice of workers’ compensation litigation, including police and fire, coverage and cases involving substantial risk and exposure.  He served the interests of injured workers from 1984 to 1990 as a clerk and attorney. Between 1990 and 2004 he worked as a defense attorney representing insurance carriers and employers in their workers’ compensation matters.  In addition, from 1994-1995 Mr. Blitstein served as a Judge Pro-Tempore at the Agoura Board.

Mr. Blitstein was appointed, and sworn in, as a workers’ compensation judge in January 2005.  He served the State of California, and the public at large, from January 2005 through September 2009.  Mr. Blitstein stepped down from the bench to join the firm in October 2009. He is a Certified Specialist, Workers’ Compensation. Mr. Blitstein became a name partner in August of 2011.  In 2014 Mr. Blitstein was chosen as one of the “50 most influential people in Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Medicine” by SEAK, Inc.

In addition, Mr. Blitstein has lectured extensively in California and nationally to attorneys, medical professionals, human resource personnel, risk managers, employers and judges. Topics include pre-litigation strategies, preparation of cases and trial litigation strategies, sexual harassment and bias, file documentation, cross examination techniques, fraud and other aspects of workers’ compensation. Currently, Mr. Blitstein serves as Judge Pro-Tem in Los Angeles.

Paul W. Young

PARTNER

Paul W. Young received his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from the University of California, Los Angeles, majoring in Psychology.

After receiving his Juris Doctor degree from the University of La Verne College of Law, Mr. Young was admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in California and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Young has 25 years of experience in the field of workers’ compensation law. Prior to joining the firm he was a partner at Lewis, Marenstein, Wicke & Sherwin, and a founding partner at Straussner, Sherman & Young, during which time his experience involving presumptive injuries, Injured on Duty and Labor Code §4850 benefits enabled him to successfully represent firefighters, sworn and civilian personnel in the litigation and resolution of both workers’ compensation and service connected disability retirements.

Thereafter, Mr. Young devoted his career to the representation of employers, insurance companies and self-insured entities in all workers’ compensation matters. Mr. Young has extensive experience with the handling of complex litigation cases involving high exposure, multiple
defendants, 132(a) discrimination claims as well as serious and willful misconduct allegations.

Robert Blinder

PARTNER

Robert D. Blinder received his undergraduate degree from the University of California Davis in 1982. He graduated from Southwestern University School of Law in 1985. He is a Certified Specialist California Workers Compensation.

Prior to joining Altman, Blitstein & Blinder, Mr. Blinder worked as a partner at Goldstein, Gurvitz and Silver until 1999, when he assumed the role of Managing Partner at Glazer and Blinder until 2023.

Mr. Blinder’s background representing applicants allows him to understand and forecast the next move by applicant’s attorneys and take the necessary steps to successfully defend against it. Throughout his career he has successfully negotiated numerous extraordinary settlements and has obtained Take Nothings on many complex and high exposure cases.

Bob is a father of four who enjoys tennis, golf, ping pong, sailing, wine making, learning and telling a good story.