Omar A. Behnawa

Omar A. Behnawa


Omar A. Behnawa

  • Overview

    Omar Behnawa is a Partner in our San Diego office. He joined LFLM in 2008, and represents employers and insurance carriers in all aspects of state workers’ compensation law including §132a and Serious and Willful injury claims.

    Mr. Behnawa regularly provides training to employers, claims personnel and other attorneys. This involves extensive training on virtually all state workers’ compensation related issues, including but not limited to MPN issues, panel QME specialty disputes, implications of State Bill 863, UR/ IMR constitutionality issues, supplemental job displacement benefits and lien issues. Mr. Behnawa also provides training to attorneys on aggressive defense of claims, applicant/ doctor depositions, conferences/ hearings, Trials and the Appellate process.

  • Industry Involvement

    Honors & Awards

    • Outstanding Young Attorney Nominee – San Diego Daily Transcript 2009/ 2010


    • PQME Shopping: Defense Strategies when Applicant Lands the First Punch, LFLM Newsletter – Fall 2010

    Speaking Engagements

    • The 100% Nightmare: How to Effectively Manage the Total Permanent Disability Claim, Public Agency Risk Management Association (PARMA) Conference 2016
    • SB 863 – The River Wild: Navigating the Rapids of the New Medical Treatment Regime (IMR/ UR/ MPN), LFLM Spring Seminar Series 2013
    • PQME Rules/ Specialty Disputes, presentation for several major insurance carriers, 2016, 2014 and 2012
    • Medical Provider Network (MPN) Rules/ Regulations for a major self-insured employer, 2011
    • Medical Control/ Case Law, for a major insurance carrier, 2010