Steven M. Birnbaum Curriculum Vitae


Attended New York University, New York, NY.

Graduated New College of California School of Law, San Francisco, 1978

CLE Seminars, National College of Advocacy

Government Service:  

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 Specialist Maritime and Admiralty, State Bar of California

Professional Experience:

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)

Birnbaum Law, PC, –1983-present–

Specializing in Workers’ Com­pensa­tion under the Longsh­ore ­and Harbor Wor­kers’ Act and under the California Labor Code

Professional Associations: 

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

Civic Activities:

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)

Lecturing Experience:

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