Robert B. Heller, a senior associate with Pearlman, Brown & Wax, has been with the firm since 2005. He has practiced exclusively in the area of workers' compensation since 1991, first as an applicant's attorney and, since 2002, as a defense attorney. This duel exposure gives Rob an advantage into the mind set of an applicant's attorney.
Rob believes that moving files forward requires the combined efforts of two people — the attorney and the claims examiner. He seeks to establish a rapport with each claims examiner, developing a level of trust so that cases progress in a timely manner. Not all cases can be "won." However, with cooperation between client and attorney, exposure can be mitigated, minimized, and surprises eliminated.