Neil Schwartz is a partner with Pearlman, Brown & Wax, LLP, who joined the firm in 1997 and specializes in the defense of workers' compensation claims. Neil has practiced in the area of workers' compensation for more than thirty years and has vast appellate experience. His victory in Six Flags, Inc. vs. WCAB, (2006) 145 Cal. App. 4th 91 has been heralded as one of the most significant decisions of 2006, resulting in a savings of millions of dollars for the California business community. The Second District Court of Appeal granted Neil's Petition for Writ of Review and held as unconstitutional the death benefit provision of Labor Code Section 4702(a)(6)(b).
While in law school at the University of West Los Angeles, Neil served as Associate Editor of The Law Review. He has since served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and the Los Angeles County Superior Court and as Judge Pro Tempore of the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board. Neil is a former Trustee of the Los Angeles County Law Library and a frequent lecturer in the area of California workers' compensation law. Neil has been selected by Los Angeles Magazine as one of the “Super Lawyers” of Los Angeles for the years 2008-2011.