George J. Savin Jr.

George J. Savin Jr.

George J. Savin Jr. is the Co-Founder and Senior Partner of Savin Bursk Law. He is one of Southern California’s most sought-after workers’ compensation attorneys and has represented thousands of clients over the past 3 decades and recovered settlements and benefits for his clients in the many millions of dollars.

George J. Savin Jr., is a native Californian. He graduated from Cal State University Long Beach in 1970 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and from Washburn University School of Law in Kansas in 1973. He is admitted to practice law in California and Kansas. Mr. Savin was the Assistant District Attorney in Kansas from 1973 to 1975. His experience as a criminal prosecutor following law school gave Mr. Savin his advanced trial skills and the confidence he portrays today. Soon after, George J. Savin Jr. moved back to California in 1975 for a change in his practice area and to work as in-house corporate counsel for a major corporation. There he was instrumental in negotiations, arbitration and dispute settlements, drafting of contracts, legal advice and policy implementation. Mr. Savin realized that representing corporate giants was not rewarding and decided to represent the American worker. For over 40 years he has dedicated his practice to helping work related injury victims’ piece back together their lives.

Mr. Savin went into private practice and was joined by his partner and wife, Bonnie Marie Bursk in 1983 when they co-founded The Law Offices of Savin & Bursk. For the past 40 years George J. Savin Jr. has focused the majority of his practice in Workers’ Compensation Law which is the advocacy for employees injured on the job. Through his years of practice Mr. Savin has become one of the top attorneys in Southern California with monumental cases that have impacted workers’ compensation law in California. Mr. Savin is known in the workers’ compensation community for being able to take a good case and create a great case. Mr. Savin has tried hundreds of cases at the Workers Compensation Appeals Board and has taken other cases up on appeal to Sacramento CA. and to the California Supreme Court, and has been a part of law changing case decisions.

Mr. Savin has recovered numerous multi million dollars awards for his clients, but most importantly, he has guided countless clients through serious injuries that derail their way of life, and shown them hope at the end of the tunnel. George J. Savin Jr. has been a speaker at various functions for applicants’ attorneys including continuing education seminars which attorneys attend to learn about the field of workers’ compensation. Mr. Savin has a reputation in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley for being an excellent workers’ compensation attorney, and thus has been referred thousands of cases over the years. In fact, it would be difficult to find a Workers’ Compensation Judge or experienced workers’ compensation attorney in the greater Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange County area that was not familiar with George J. Savin Jr. and the Law Offices of Savin & Bursk. Mr. Savin has faced just about every defense law firm and corporate giant in the greater Los Angeles and surrounding cities with great success.

In addition to the typical workers’ compensation claims, George J. Savin, Jr., also handles Uninsured Employers’ Fund cases otherwise known as UEF. These are cases where the employer illegally has failed to secure insurance for their injured employees. Mr. Savin has been referred to as an expert with reference to the handling of Uninsured Employers Cases and has advised both civil litigators, workers compensation attorneys, and the labor board about the complications and dealing with Uninsured Employers and the Uninsured Employers Benefits Trust Fund (UEBTF). Whereas most attorneys refer out or refuse to touch UEF cases, Attorney George J. Savin Jr. has confidence and takes pride in being very successful in dealing with these more complicated types of cases.

Mr. Savin is an excellent trial attorney and a force to be reckoned with. He is a true applicant’s attorney who has dedicated the last 40 years of his life to helping injured workers and their families receive the benefits they should be entitled to under the law. It is truly a difficult task to find another workers’ compensation attorney with as much experience and knowledge as Mr. Savin.

Mr. Savin has attained an AV Preeminent Rating which is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through strenuous Peer Review Rating process that is managed and monitored by the most trusted legal resource, Martindale-Hubbell. He was also selected to Super Lawyers and is also proud to have a perfect 10.0 Avvo ‘Superb’ Rating and is a member of the California Applicants Attorney Association, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, and the San Fernando Valley Bar Association.

Evan S. Kantz

Evan S. Kantz

Evan S. Kantz is Managing Attorney of Savin Bursk Law which has office locations in Granada Hills and Encino, and runs the Workers’ Compensation Law Team. He joined the firm in 2006. In 2010-2011, Evan became Manager of the Firm and a Hearing Representative for Workers’ Compensation Law. In 2017, Evan became an Attorney and stepped into handling his own Workers’ Compensation Law caseload.

In 2018, the firm acquired Malter Law Corporation’s caseload after the untimely demise of Mark Malter. Evan brought the majority of Malter Law Corporation’s staff into the Workers’ Compensation Team and it has flourished.

Along with his own caseload, supporting his father-in-law, George J. Savin Jr. with his caseload, Evan and his team have successfully resolved countless workers’ compensation cases where everyday people have suffered injuries while working.

Mr. Kantz grew up in Placerville, California with an awesome older brother, and the son of an amazing mother and father.

As a young adult, his mother was killed by a friend of hers. Justice was not served in that case. Since then, Evan decided he had to find a profession and field where he could serve justice.

As a native of California, after graduating in the top-tier of his high school class, Evan attended college at California State University, Sacramento where he graduated with his Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice Cum Laude. After which, he starting working for the firm. He spent summers interning for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office in the Hardcore Gang Division and the Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County and evenings attending University of West Los Angeles School of Law. He has a significant amount of practical legal knowledge since he has worked for all three of these legal entities in both the civil and criminal fields.

Since joining the Workers’ Compensation Law field in 2010 as a Hearing Representative and as a Lawyer in 2017, Mr. Kantz has been fine-tuning his craft of representing injured workers. He particularly enjoys the field of Workers’ Compensation because he gets to help those individuals that suffer a work injury and assist them through the labyrinth that is the California Workers’ Compensation System. It should be plain and simple, a person gets hurt at work doing his or her job, that person should be entitled to the benefits he or she qualifies for that are available in the system. Unfortunately, many times it is a fight and this is where Evan steps into the ring!

Evan’s sole legal focus is Workers’ Compensation Law at Savin Bursk Law. Along with assisting his clients with their initial filings and forcing the insurance companies to accept denied claims, he also handles subfields of Workers’ Compensation where an individual suffered an injury while working for an employer who did not have insurance called Uninsured Employers Benefits Trust Fund (UEBTF) cases as well as Subsequent Injuries Benefit Trust Fund (SIBTF) cases where an injured worker already had a significant disability or impairment at the time of the new work injury and is therefore entitled to additional compensation.

He has and will continue to dedicate his entire career to bringing justice to injured workers and serving the needs of injured and disabled employees through the Greater Los Angeles Area. He has achieved considerable success helping his clients obtain the maximum benefits they are entitled to following a work-related injury or illness. From his efforts, he has recovered tens of millions of dollars in compensation for his clients.

Along with maintaining a successful legal practice, Evan is an active member of The State Bar of California, is a Member and is on the Membership Committee of the California Applicant’s Attorney Association (CAAA), is a Member of the Los Angeles Valley Applicant’s Attorney Association (LAVAAA), is a Member of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations.

Mr. Kantz has received numerous awards for his work representing injured workers, including being named to the 2020 California Rising Stars list, the Martindale-Hubbell Platinum Client Champion Award in 2019 and 2020, Avvo’s Client’s Choice Award for 2019 and 2020, and earned his membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum as a Life Member.

He has a loving wife, Lonnie, and a wonderful family. He is an avid sports fan and roots for the Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Galaxy and Manchester United.

Lonnie Mira Savin

Lonnie Mira Savin

Lonnie Mira Savin Kantz is a Workers’ Compensation Attorney for Savin Bursk Law. She joined the firm in 2011 and hit the ground running with her background as a hearing representative.

Lonnie is a motivated and aggressive applicant’s attorney who focuses all her energy on representing injured employees in their workers compensation claims. Since becoming an attorney and joining the Savin & Bursk family practice she has devoted 100% of her time to learning the ins and outs of the workers’ compensation system and has always strived to obtain the best possible results for her clients.

Lonnie is a native Californian who grew up in Northridge. Lonnie graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and from Western State University College of Law with a Juris Doctor. During her law school career, Lonnie Savin Kantz worked at her law school’s Family Law Legal Clinic. There, she handled a complex divorce trial, wrote divorce decrees, wrote custody agreements, and performed many other tasks for her clients. Coming from a family of attorneys and had having worked at Savin & Bursk at various times throughout her young life, Lonnie had a clear advantage over other law school students in her program. Lonnie was on the Moot Court Team, and attended a Civil Law Moot Court Competition where her oral argument skills shined. Her experience has given her great practice and skill in the court room as well as significant knowledge with everyday tasks in a law firm.

Lonnie now follows her father George J. Savin Jr.’s legacy and has been focused exclusively on Workers Compensation Law at Savin Bursk Law. Lonnie joined Savin & Bursk after law school and was excited to work with her attorney parents, Bonnie Bursk and George Savin, as well as her older brother Adam Savin, her twin sister Lindsay Savin, and her husband, Evan Kantz, all attorneys in the firm.

Amongst the typical workers’ compensation claims, Lonnie also handles complex uninsured employers fund cases, otherwise known as UEF cases. Lonnie handles cases from the time they walk in the front door through trial. Lonnie has experience and handles depositions, hearings, motions, trials, mandatory settlement conferences, and many other tasks and issues that are handed her way. Lonnie also takes on a managerial role at Savin & Bursk. She assists with the implementation of policies, procedures, and oversight of general office management.

Lonnie has excellent communication skills, resolves issues promptly, is very organized and detailed oriented, and works aggressively to get the job done. Lonnie works hand in hand with the entire team at Savin & Bursk towards one common objective, to help our clients. Lonnie is eager to take on difficult and complex cases and to have her career blossom here at Savin & Bursk.

Among Lonnie’s other professional designations, she has been named to the California Rising Stars list multiple times.

Lonnie has a loving husband, Evan, and a growing family. She is currently on a leave of absence from the firm while starting her family and raising their children.