Adam D. Dombchik Named Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers®
The law firm of Gordon, Edelstein, Krepack, Grant, Felton & Goldstein, LLP (GEK) congratulates Co-Managing Partner Adam Dombchik for the special honor of being named a Lawyer of the Year 2022 (Workers' Compensation Law—Claimants) by Best Lawyers®. Only one lawyer in each legal practice area and community is honored with this award.
A quick look at Dombchik's professional accomplishments explains fully why he has been so honored. Recognized by the California State Bar as a Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation, Dombchik is a Past President and Legislative Committee Chairperson of the California Applicants' Attorneys Association (CAAA), a 1,000-member statewide organization that advocates for injured workers' rights. CAAA is the largest state injured worker advocacy group in the nation. He currently serves on CAAA committees, including the Legislative Committee, the Political Action Committee, and the Regulations Committee. Previously, he also served as president of CAAA's Southern California chapter. In addition, he is very active on the legislative scene in Sacramento, fighting for the passage of fair and just legislation for injured workers. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Southwestern University School of Law, teaching a class on Workers' Compensation Law and Practice.
According to the Best Lawyers® organization, attorneys with the highest overall peer feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region are so honored; only one is recognized for each specialty and location.
"Being recognized by my peers in the profession with this honor is particularly meaningful," says Dombchik. "This past year has presented unique challenges in the ever-evolving Workers' Compensation system, including assisting frontline workers who have been on the job throughout the entire pandemic, putting themselves at high risk of contracting COVID-19. Add to that the ongoing changes to the Workers' Compensation system and the myriad workplace conditions that are less than optimal, and we have a 'perfect storm' for on-the job-injuries. All of us at GEK remain dedicated to providing justice for those hurt at work."