Steven Wax, a partner with Pearlman, Brown & Wax, LLP has been practicing exclusively in the area of workers' compensation defense since 1976. An acknowledged expert in his field, he is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell. Steve represents employers and insurance carriers in high exposure cases involving exotic diseases, chemical exposure, chronic pain, fraud, OCIPs, disability retirement and "carve outs." Steve has been honored by the State Bar of California for being a Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation for more than 35 years, and he has been selected by Los Angeles Magazine as one of the "Super Lawyers" of Los Angeles. Within the firm, he is the creator of PB&W University, an in-house training program for staff attorneys and paralegals. Keeping the client satisfied is Steve's top priority. Early in his career, as house counsel for a national insurance company, Steve worked alongside claims adjusters learning the importance of communication, a team approach and protecting the client from the unexpected. Steve still sees the practice of law as a challenge where creativity and persistence can make a difference.