Robert Havens is a native Californian. He has been an attorney since 1979 practicing workers’ compensation law since about 1982. He was a sole practitioner in Marina del Rey until December 2015. He continues as a sole practitioner with an office in Los Angeles. He has specialized in representing injured workers for over 30 years.
He is certified as a specialist in workers’ compensation law and a past member of the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization (2008-2011), which is responsible for certification of attorney specialists in a number of fields. Prior to that position, he was chairman of the Workers Compensation Law Advisory Commission in 2008. The Commission recommends specialists to the Board of Legal Specialization and prepares and grades the exam required of all workers compensation specialists for certification. He was a member of that commission from 2004-2008.
Havens is a member of the Board of Directors of the California Applicants Attorneys Association (CAAA) the lobbying and educational association of California attorneys representing injured workers. Havens is on the CAAA Regulations Committee and the Education Committee, having produced the Rating Seminar and other seminars for Southern California for a number of years.