711 Grand Avenue, Suite 130, San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone: (415) 459-9565
Fax: (415) 459-9566
Toll Free: (866) 877-7013
Representing injured workers nationwide under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), Defense Base Act (DBA), and Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) employees since 1982.
Mr. Birnbaum is a specialist certified by the California State Bar in Workers’ Compensation as well as Admiralty and Maritime Law. The Law Office of Steven M. Birnbaum has attained the highest AV rating by national lawyer’s rating organization Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Birnbaum is a board member and the past president of the Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group (WILG).
Mr. Birnbaum is the co-editor of the 7th Edition of the Longshore Textbook published by the Lawyers and Judges Publishing Company.
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Attended New York University, New York, NY.
Graduated New College of California School of Law, San Francisco, 1978
CLE Seminars, National College of Advocacy
Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA), 1969-1970 (Carrollton, Ga.)
License to Practice:
State of California, 1978; U.S. District Court, No. California;
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court
Certified Workers Compensation Specialists, State Bar of California
Certified Specialist Maritime and Admiralty, State Bar of California
Clinical Extern, San Francisco Neighborhood Legal Assistance –1978-80–
Legal Assistance to the Elderly, San Francisco, CA –1978-1982 — Staff Attorney
Clinical Advisor, New College School of Law (San Francisco, CA)
Law Offices of Steven M. Birnbaum, A Professional Corporation, –1983-present–
Specializing in Workers’ Compensation under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Act and under the California Labor Code
Member, California State Bar, AAJ, California Applicants’ Attorneys Assn.;
Board Member, Workplace Injury Law and Advocacy Group Treasurer (Vice Chairman), –1995-1997– Treasurer Elect –2008– Treasurer –2008-2009– President –2009-2010– Past President, Winner President’s award twice
Chair, S.F. Bay Maritime Claimant’s Bar; Past Chair, ATLA Workers’ Compensation Section; Lecturer, National College of Advocacy
Advisor, Benefits Review Board Report Lexis Nexis pub.
Advisor, Annual Longshore Conference, Loyola University School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
Founder and Director of WILG’s Annual Longshore Claimant’s Bar Seminar since 2006
Fellow, College of Workers Compensation Lawyers 2013-14 Treasurer
Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell
Designated “Workers Compensation Notable Person 2009” Lexis Nexis
Interfaith Workers for Justice, National Board member
Chief Editor the Longshore Textbook, 6th ed. Lawyer and Judges Publishing
Marin Peace and Justice Coalition
Pt Richmond Neighborhood Council
Past member of the Mill Valley Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission
Board of Directors, (past president) Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Law Library, Berkeley, CA (1998-2008)
Lecturer, Industrial Claims Assn.
Lecturer, Loyola University, New Orleans
Lecturer, Longshore Claims Association
Lecturer, ATLA National College of Advocacy
Lecturer, Northwest Longshore Administrators Association
Lecturer, California Applicants Attorneys Association,
Lecturer National Council of State Legislators
Past Corporate Sponsor: King Biscuit Blues Festival, Helena, AR
Andy, Steve’s son has worked in the office on and off since 2003, most recently re-joining the firm in February of 2014 after spending four years as a legal assistant and office manager with Bracamontes & Vlasak, PC assisting with plaintiff’s side civil litigation throughout the SF Bay Area.
Andy was admitted to practice law by the State Bar of California as well as the Northern District of California in February of 2019.
• College of Marin – 2003 to 2006
• University of California, Berkeley – 2006 to 2008 – [B.A. in Political Science]
• San Francisco Law School – 2014 to 2018 – [Juris Doctorate]
Ms. Richter joined the Law Offices of Steven M. Birnbaum in 2007 after responding to a job offer posted by Steven M. Birnbaum, Esq. looking for legal assistants that simply wanted to “Help Injured Workers and make a difference in the world.”
Ms. Richter’s passion for helping injured workers began after she was severely injured in an automobile accident in 1981.
• Suffolk Community College: Associates of Arts 1978 - 3.0 GPA
• Dowling College: Bachelors of Arts 1982- 3.5 GPA
• Dowling College: Free-Lance Writing Certification 1982 - 4.0 GPA
• University of La Verne College of Law: Paralegal Studies Degree 1995 – 3.95 GPA
• Santa Rosa Junior College: Alcohol and Drug Treatment Certification 2007 -4.0 GPA
Mr. Briggs joined Birnbaum Law, P.C. in early 2017.
Mr. Briggs has been working as a legal assistant/paralegal for 4 years, previously working at Charles Aaron Silverman P.C. in Chicago, IL.
• Tamalpais School District GED – 2012
• California State University, Bakersfield Paralegal Program – 2018
• California State University, Bakersfield Advanced Paralegal Program - 2019
Mr. Palmer joined Birnbaum Law, P.C. in July of 2019.
Mr. Palmer brings with him experiences working with the homeless veteran population in downtown Los Angeles at Inner City Law Center and assisting incarcerated folks across California through internships with the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California and Legal Services for Prisoners with Children.
- Pomona College - B.A. Public Policy Analysis, 2018
- University of California, Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Extension - Paralegal Core Certificate Course, 2020
Ms. Marroquin joined Birnbaum Law, PC in October 2019.
Ms. Marroquin obtained her B.A. in Political Science in 2018 and will be going back to school to get her paralegal certificate.
Ms. Marroquin has previously worked as an Assistant Paralegal at Fragomen Del Rey, Bensen & Lowey LLP assisting clients with immigration applications.
- Berkeley City College-A.A. Political Science 2016
- California State University, San Francisco-B.A. Political Science 2018