My practice focuses on employment law, workers compensation, and business transactions. I began my career with a transactional firm and then gained litigation experience with a mid-sized San Diego civil litigation firm. Eventually I began taking on workers compensation cases, handling over 1,000 cases from inception through trial.
Most notably, I won a complicated "arising out of the course of employment/scope of employment (AOE/COE)" trial where the defense relied on an intoxication and "benefit of the employer" defense. I successfully defeated the Petition for Reconsideration (appeal).
My education includes a bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of San Diego and a Juris Doctorate degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where I graduated Magna Cum Laude and was a member of Law Review.
Prior to attending law school, I worked for two software companies in the areas of Financial Planning and Analysis and Account Management.
I am a member of the California Bar, the San Diego County Bar Association, the Labor & Employment law and Workers Compensation sections of the San Diego county bar. He also belongs to the Honorable Fiorenzo V. Lopardo American Inn of Court.
I specialize in the following areas...
Helping employers stay compliant with state and Federal employment laws. Not being in compliance can cost your business time and money if a government agency performs an audit and finds issues. Let us help answer your questions and identify problem areas. Mr. Heim also has experience advising employers on how to handle employment terminations so the employer reduces risk of litigation. Mr. Heim also provides assistance with H1B Visas to help with hard to fill positions.
Representing applicants in workers compensation claims. If you have been injured in the course of employment you have a right to benefits. Mr. Heim will zealously advocate for you so you can get on with your life.
Services to help clients succeed include business formation, contract drafting and review, and trademark registrations. Our firm can also process H1B Visas for your hard to fill positions.
The H1B visa is a visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers who possess abachelors degree in specialty occupations and fields such as in architecture, engineering, mathematics, science, and medicine. Under the visa a US company can employ a foreign worker for up to six years.
Applying for a non-immigrant visa is generally quicker than applying for a US Green Card, therefore the H-1B visa is popular for companies wishing to bring in staff for long-term assignment in the US.
1902 Wright Place Suite #200
Carlsbad, CA 92008