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Steven M. Kogen

Managing Attorney

WCAB Venues Covered:Bakersfield, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Marina Del Rey, Pomona, Van Nuys

Steven M. Kogen serves as a Managing Attorney in the Encino office. He has a “can do” attitude and brings creativity and passion in his relentless efforts to obtain the most favorable resolution for clients. Steven’s MBA also gives him a unique understanding of the economic impact of cases on clients.

Steven holds an expansive range of experience having worked for both corporate in-house counsel as well as the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office in the Major Narcotics Division. He began a career in workers’ compensation defense at a small firm in the San Fernando Valley. Throughout his workers’ compensation career thus far, Steven has successfully obtained 10 Take Nothings.

Steven was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. His hobbies include snowboarding, riding and customizing his Ducati motorcycle, attending concerts and comedy shows, participating in fantasy football, and playing guitar. When it comes to sports, he is rooting for the Los Angeles Lakers, Dodgers, and Rams.

If Steven were to pursue a career other than law, he would be an agent for professional athletes. As for his favorite music, he enjoys listening to EDM, rock, and hip hop. An ideal weekend for Steven comprises of riding his Ducati down the Pacific Coast Highway, stopping for fish tacos at Duke’s, and going to a comedy show or concert.

Steven’s first-ever job was in high school as a host at The Pizza Cookery. If he could select any individual from the past to be his mentor, it would be Kobe Bryant. Fun fact: Steven has done the highest bungee jump in the world off the Macau Tower and has gone skydiving out of a helicopter over the Swiss Alps.


  • Southwestern University School of Law – Juris Doctor
  • Claremont Graduate University, Drucker School of Business – MBA
  • University of Arizona – B.S. in Regional Development and Pre-Law


  • State Bar of California

Specialties: Defense of workers’ compensation claims on behalf of employers, insurers and third-party administrators


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