David L. Pollak began his workers' compensation career in 2000 as an associate attorney at Finestone Schumaker & Associates, a Southern California workers' compensation firm representing injured workers. He subsequently worked beginning in 2004 as an associate attorney for the Law Offices of Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez, a national workers' compensation firm representing employers, insurance companies and third party administrators. Since 2009, he has been a Workers' Compensation Administrative Law Judge at the Van Nuys District Office of the WCAB. He has been a featured speaker for various educational seminars for WorkCompCentral and was awarded its Judicial Officer of the Year for 2014.
Judge Pollak is a member of the LexisNexis® California WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Advisory Board and a co-author of California Workers’ Compensation Law & Practice, a leading authority in California workers’ compensation law previously authored by the late Judge Sheldon St. Clair.