ABOUT AINBINDER & PRATT

The experienced and aggressive attorneys at Ainbinder & Pratt have been practicing for over 60 years combined and have a proven track record of success.

ABOUT AINBINDER & PRATT

The experienced and aggressive attorneys at Ainbinder & Pratt have been practicing for over 60 years combined and have a proven track record of success.
Attorney Colleen M. Pratt

Colleen M. Pratt

Colleen M. Pratt was born and raised in Southern California and is an alumnus of Western State University College of Law where she graduated with Cum Laude honors. While at Western she was proud to be a member of the Women’s Law Association, received nine American Jurisprudence awards, and was an editor of Law Review.

Over the past 14 years her focus of practice has been civil litigation with an emphasis on Personal injury and Workers’ Compensation. Ms. Pratt is known for her sensitivity, optimism, dedication to her clients, high rate of client satisfaction and excellent case results. She has an unshakable passion for demanding the best results for her clients.

“I want my clients to know that everyday the entire staff of our law firm is dedicated to assisting that client back to a healthy lifestyle and compensating them to the fullest extent of the law!”

Ms. Pratt has handled thousands of cases and her accomplishments in California run from the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board through the California Superior Court to the California Court of Appeal. She has also successfully litigated cases outside of California before the United States District Court, 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, Wyoming Supreme Court, and North Dakatoa Supreme Court. Her watchword always has been and will continue to be: Commitment.

When not practicing law, Ms. Pratt enjoys snowboarding, motorcycle riding, baking, and playing with her dogs.

Michael D. Ainbinder

Michael D. Ainbinder is an alumnus of Southwestern University School of Law and has been assisting injured workers and consumers for nearly 45 years. During this period he has handled over 10,000 cases and has successfully argued before all tribunals including the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, Municipal and Superior Courts, California Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Wyoming.

Mr. Ainbinder has practiced Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation law since he opened his office in 1973. Throughout the following four decades he has earned a reputation for being approachable to his clients, a fierce advocate to his opponents and aggressive in obtaining the most compensation for his clients. He has tried hundreds of cases and settled tens of millions of dollars for his clients.

His unwavering advocacy has gained him membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. This forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States and less than 1% of all U.S. lawyers are members.

Mr. Ainbinder has also contributed to the education of future and practicing lawyers. He was a professor of Torts for a law school and has tutored a multitude of lawyers throughout his years of practice. In fact, many of his protégées have gone on to become partners of their own firms as well as Judges. He himself has served as Judge Pro Tem of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, Municipal Court Judge Pro Tem, and Superior Court Arbitrator and Mediator.

When not practicing law, Mr. Ainbinder enjoys motorcycle riding, playing golf and spending time with his grandchildren.

Attorney Michael Ainbinder
Attorney Joshua J. Harrer

Joshua J. Harrer

Joshua J. Harrer is an alumnus of Whittier Law School. He graduated Cum Laude and earned four American Jurisprudence Awards. As a law student, Mr. Harrer possessed an unwavering passion for assisting those in needs. His early advocacy included making appearances at hearings and assisting in the representation of pro bono clients in matters of Immigration, Conservatorship, and Adoption.

In recent years, his focus of practice has been Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury. Mr. Harrer has handled thousands of cases and has successfully litigated cases before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, California Superior Court, and California Labor Board. Mr. Harrer insists on achieving excellent results for each of his clients and also prides himself on maintaining open lines of communication with his clients during the pendency of their case.

When not practicing law, Mr. Harrer enjoys motor sports and playing golf. Recently, he has volunteered his services as a mentor to law students at Whittier Law School.

Nicholas Christou

Nicholas Christou graduated Cum Laude from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2012 and practices personal injury and workers’ compensation at Ainbinder & Pratt. Before joining Ainbinder & Pratt, he practiced environmental litigation in San Diego. While attending law school Nicholas clerked for a personal injury firm and worked for a venture capital firm drafting contracts related to merchandising and content-acquisition.

Nicholas prides himself on his aggressive and thorough advocacy for his clients. He thrives
on aiding injured individuals and workers through the litigation process while striving for the best possible result. He is dedicated to representing countless individuals who each year suffer the consequences of workplace injuries or an injury as the result of someone else’s negligence. When not practicing law, Mr. Christou enjoys cooking, camping, and reading literature.

Attorney Nicholas Christou

Testimonials

  • Laura Boada Avatar

    5 star rating   As my attorney, Colleen Pratt was very proactive in protecting my rights and in providing quick and reliable feedback and answers to my questions. Additionally Ms. Pratt displayed excellent negotiation skills in settling my case. I highly recommend her to others based on my experience as a client. Her office staff is the best! They know their clients and have excellent communication skills and everything was done in a timely manner and very thorough. It helps when you are going through a difficult situation. They are a great team and you would be very fortunate to have them represent you!

    Laura Boada 8/18/2017
  • Isaac Sheppard Avatar

    5 star rating   I absolutely love this firm. I never actually met them in person, and that is what makes my opinion of them even higher. They took care of me through my on the job injury, torn shoulder, twice with the company. They were attentive, and didn't push me into any decision without covering all the options out there for a financial recovery. They worked with the company I worked for, and everything ended peacefully and without problem. My settlement was more than fare, my shoulder got repaired, and would totally call upon them again! I recently had a back injury on... read more

    Isaac Sheppard 10/01/2017
  • Daniel Duran Avatar

    5 star rating   Josh & staff kept me updated on the progress of our case. Josh was informative and easy to talk with. Would highly recommend to family & friends. Thank you for your support.

    Daniel Duran 9/27/2017
  • jennifer pena Avatar

    5 star rating   These lawyers really care. They where able to settle my case after I went through it alone for so many year, I wish I would have found them sooner. I recommend using them.

    jennifer pena 9/14/2017
  • aja tate Avatar

    5 star rating   They are the best! I have never been thru any kind if lawsuit before and they made this easy and and as painless as possible. Malia was great at answering all my questions as well as Ana and Josh was a great attorney! Would recommend them to family and friends...Thanks so much guys!

    aja tate 8/03/2017
  • Mark Ehwa Avatar

    5 star rating   I am writing this review to inform the public of the outstanding service and experience I received from this law firm Ainbindet&Pratt.

    After taking me on as a client in 2013 they helped me arrive at a quick positive result to a not so positive situation.

    Four years later in 2017 I received a follow-up phone call from Anna at the law firm to make sure that I was aware of some opportunities that I had not taken advantage of...I was not aware at the time of... read more

    Mark Ehwa 10/11/2017
  • Shanyn Lim Avatar

    5 star rating   I came to this company knowing absolutely nothing. My experience with this company has been absolutely amazing. I would definitely recommend it to friends and family! They have a very welcoming environment and they don't discriminate with whatever you're dealing with. Nick has helped with my case. The team has been wonderful! This is definitely a process but rest assured Nick is behind the scene working his magic! Nick, if you're reading this, thank you so much! I can't emphasize it enough.

    Shanyn Lim 10/20/2017
  • Cindy Beaver Avatar

    5 star rating   I was very happy with the Service I received. Someone was always there to answer my questions or get back to me the next day. I never had to travel to them- we handled everything through fax and computer. A friend recommended them to me and I would recommend them to others.

    Cindy Beaver 10/20/2017
  • Lea Arrison Avatar

    5 star rating   Ainbinder and Pratt have been the best. They are truly out for their client's best interest. It's been two years and they are still treating me with the utmost respect and looking out for me. Everyone here I've ever spoken to has been patient, understanding, helpful and professional. I highly recommend them.

    Lea Arrison 10/25/2017
  • Dave R. Avatar

    5 star rating   If you are on worker's compensation please go to Ainbinder & Pratt, you'll be doing yourself a huge favor. I've been dealing with worker's comp for 4 years and I know I couldn't get the results with the awesome team of attorney Josh Herrer, Maliah & Naja. If you go to them with a little common sense that you are not there to win the lottery but get the help you really need, you will be more than satisfied. I finally got the back surgery I desperately needed and received a fair settlement. Worker's compensation is an evil system that... read more

    Dave R. 9/27/2017
  • Paola C. Avatar

    5 star rating   Beyond grateful for Ms.Pratt and her team for all they have done for me. After being in a accident at work Ms.Pratt took great measures to ensure that my health was taken care of, all while procuring a maximum settlement. Their  professionalism and dedication to their clients  is unsurpassable. I was in good hands through the entire process. Highly recommend .Thank you for everything. My gratitude is immeasurable !

    Paola C. 8/10/2017
  • Jose O. Avatar

    5 star rating   Would strongly recommend to my friends and family. Ms.Pratt handled my workers compensation claim in a quickly matter and was so knowledgeable on the case. She was very detail oriented and was always one step in front of me. She gave me great advice and explained all of my options very thoroughly. I am very satisfied with the service I received  was quick and efficient in assisting me with my legal matter and I feel very fortunate to have her assistance in bringing a positive resolution to my case. She's easy to talk to and always responded to my calls,... read more

    Jose O. 8/09/2017
  • Deuce S. Avatar

    5 star rating   They did an outstanding job on my personal injury case, Dan and Josh were more than helpful and willing to answer my questions and to make sure I wasn't stressed out. Dan especially helped me out with medical bills and I received more than I ever expected. To Dan and Josh, thank you!

    Deuce S. 4/14/2017
  • Robert C. Avatar

    5 star rating   Excellent job gang.. I would like to thank my attorney Josh, also Carroll and everyone that had aided in my case, as I am not the easiest client to have felt with you guys are top notch handled my case with professionalism and got me an award   Worth my injury...

    Highly recommended
    Robert Cecala-

    Robert C. 8/14/2016
  • Al R. Avatar

    5 star rating   Please read before you choose a different attorney, This firm is the only firm I would recommend to anyone   . I am very pleased with what they have done for me and my family, Especially Josh Harrer. I have been with them for almost a year in half, they got me my checks for workers comp, authorizations for my treatment, and the doctor they refer you to is a professional. Everything is a process it takes time, the firm has no control over the insurance company, but they put pressure on the insurance company to get things done. Long... read more

    Al R. 7/27/2016
  • Diana V. Avatar

    5 star rating   I had an injury on 2015. Searching on Yelp for a good lawyer I can across this firm. Best thing ever! I'm so happy I found them. Nick was very helpful first time I when in. Josh handle my case and was the BEST!!! I normally don't write reviews for for them I HAD to. I would most definitely recommend them.
    Josh and Nick if you guys read this, THANK YOU so much for everything I'm truly grateful for the help and fighting for me and what was right. Will forever be grateful to you guys. Thank you!!

    Diana V. 7/07/2016
  • Mayra V. Avatar

    5 star rating   I worked with Josh and Carol on my personal injury claim. All the staff at a&p are great they were supper helpful from day one and continue to follow threw with you after your case closes. They make you feel at home.
    Thanks guys -Chris Dee

    Mayra V. 3/29/2016
  • Ray O. Avatar

    5 star rating   Very professional. They took time to answer any questions when I would call. My workers comp case was a nightmare but became much easier to handle once they took over. I got a good settlement to end my case as well. I recommend Ainbinder and Pratt.

    Ray O. 1/05/2016
  • Kim W. Avatar

    5 star rating   After I injured my shoulder at work, they got rid of the Case Manager Nurse who violated my HIPAA rights; helped me change doctors for the best surgeon; then settled my case for an amount that is reasonable, but more than I thought I would get. Everyone in the office is professional and knows their job. I'm so glad that I didn't have to figure out this Worker's Comp maze on my own. They know what to do and had my best interests at heart. I highly recommend this Law Firm to anyone who needs representation.

    Kim W. 12/17/2015
  • Josh C. Avatar

    5 star rating   The lawyers at Ainbinder and Pratt are second to none they helped me get through a harrowing back injury and made sure that I received just compensation.  They responded to any inquiries punctually and always gave me a solid advice as I recovered from injury.   Thanks for all your help!!

    Josh C. 12/01/2015

Testimonials

  • 5 star rating  As my attorney, Colleen Pratt was very proactive in protecting my rights and in providing quick and reliable feedback and answers to my questions. Additionally Ms. Pratt displayed excellent negotiation skills in settling my case. I highly recommend her to others based on my experience as a client. Her office staff is the best! They know their clients and have excellent communication skills and everything was done in a timely manner and very thorough. It helps when you are going through a difficult situation. They are a great team and you would be very fortunate to have them represent you!

    Laura Boada Avatar Laura Boada
    8/18/2017
  • 5 star rating  I absolutely love this firm. I never actually met them in person, and that is what makes my opinion of them even higher. They took care of me through my on the job injury, torn shoulder, twice with the company. They were attentive, and didn't push me into any decision without covering all the options out there for a financial recovery. They worked with the company I worked for, and everything ended peacefully and without problem. My settlement was more than fare, my shoulder got repaired, and would totally call upon them again! I recently had a back injury on... read more

    Isaac Sheppard Avatar Isaac Sheppard
    10/01/2017
  • 5 star rating  Josh & staff kept me updated on the progress of our case. Josh was informative and easy to talk with. Would highly recommend to family & friends. Thank you for your support.

    Daniel Duran Avatar Daniel Duran
    9/27/2017
  • 5 star rating  These lawyers really care. They where able to settle my case after I went through it alone for so many year, I wish I would have found them sooner. I recommend using them.

    jennifer pena Avatar jennifer pena
    9/14/2017
  • 5 star rating  They are the best! I have never been thru any kind if lawsuit before and they made this easy and and as painless as possible. Malia was great at answering all my questions as well as Ana and Josh was a great attorney! Would recommend them to family and friends...Thanks so much guys!

    aja tate Avatar aja tate
    8/03/2017
  • 5 star rating  I am writing this review to inform the public of the outstanding service and experience I received from this law firm Ainbindet&Pratt.

    After taking me on as a client in 2013 they helped me arrive at a quick positive result to a not so positive situation.

    Four years later in 2017 I received a follow-up phone call from Anna at the law firm to make sure that I was aware of some opportunities that I had not taken advantage of...I was not aware at the time of... read more

    Mark Ehwa Avatar Mark Ehwa
    10/11/2017
  • 5 star rating  I came to this company knowing absolutely nothing. My experience with this company has been absolutely amazing. I would definitely recommend it to friends and family! They have a very welcoming environment and they don't discriminate with whatever you're dealing with. Nick has helped with my case. The team has been wonderful! This is definitely a process but rest assured Nick is behind the scene working his magic! Nick, if you're reading this, thank you so much! I can't emphasize it enough.

    Shanyn Lim Avatar Shanyn Lim
    10/20/2017
  • 5 star rating  I was very happy with the Service I received. Someone was always there to answer my questions or get back to me the next day. I never had to travel to them- we handled everything through fax and computer. A friend recommended them to me and I would recommend them to others.

    Cindy Beaver Avatar Cindy Beaver
    10/20/2017
  • 5 star rating  Ainbinder and Pratt have been the best. They are truly out for their client's best interest. It's been two years and they are still treating me with the utmost respect and looking out for me. Everyone here I've ever spoken to has been patient, understanding, helpful and professional. I highly recommend them.

    Lea Arrison Avatar Lea Arrison
    10/25/2017
  • 5 star rating  If you are on worker's compensation please go to Ainbinder & Pratt, you'll be doing yourself a huge favor. I've been dealing with worker's comp for 4 years and I know I couldn't get the results with the awesome team of attorney Josh Herrer, Maliah & Naja. If you go to them with a little common sense that you are not there to win the lottery but get the help you really need, you will be more than satisfied. I finally got the back surgery I desperately needed and received a fair settlement. Worker's compensation is an evil system that... read more

    Dave R. Avatar Dave R.
    9/27/2017
  • 5 star rating  Beyond grateful for Ms.Pratt and her team for all they have done for me. After being in a accident at work Ms.Pratt took great measures to ensure that my health was taken care of, all while procuring a maximum settlement. Their  professionalism and dedication to their clients  is unsurpassable. I was in good hands through the entire process. Highly recommend .Thank you for everything. My gratitude is immeasurable !

    Paola C. Avatar Paola C.
    8/10/2017
  • 5 star rating  Would strongly recommend to my friends and family. Ms.Pratt handled my workers compensation claim in a quickly matter and was so knowledgeable on the case. She was very detail oriented and was always one step in front of me. She gave me great advice and explained all of my options very thoroughly. I am very satisfied with the service I received  was quick and efficient in assisting me with my legal matter and I feel very fortunate to have her assistance in bringing a positive resolution to my case. She's easy to talk to and always responded to my calls,... read more

    Jose O. Avatar Jose O.
    8/09/2017
  • 5 star rating  They did an outstanding job on my personal injury case, Dan and Josh were more than helpful and willing to answer my questions and to make sure I wasn't stressed out. Dan especially helped me out with medical bills and I received more than I ever expected. To Dan and Josh, thank you!

    Deuce S. Avatar Deuce S.
    4/14/2017
  • 5 star rating  Excellent job gang.. I would like to thank my attorney Josh, also Carroll and everyone that had aided in my case, as I am not the easiest client to have felt with you guys are top notch handled my case with professionalism and got me an award   Worth my injury...

    Highly recommended
    Robert Cecala-

    Robert C. Avatar Robert C.
    8/14/2016
  • 5 star rating  Please read before you choose a different attorney, This firm is the only firm I would recommend to anyone   . I am very pleased with what they have done for me and my family, Especially Josh Harrer. I have been with them for almost a year in half, they got me my checks for workers comp, authorizations for my treatment, and the doctor they refer you to is a professional. Everything is a process it takes time, the firm has no control over the insurance company, but they put pressure on the insurance company to get things done. Long... read more

    Al R. Avatar Al R.
    7/27/2016
  • 5 star rating  I had an injury on 2015. Searching on Yelp for a good lawyer I can across this firm. Best thing ever! I'm so happy I found them. Nick was very helpful first time I when in. Josh handle my case and was the BEST!!! I normally don't write reviews for for them I HAD to. I would most definitely recommend them.
    Josh and Nick if you guys read this, THANK YOU so much for everything I'm truly grateful for the help and fighting for me and what was right. Will forever be grateful to you guys. Thank you!!

    Diana V. Avatar Diana V.
    7/07/2016
  • 5 star rating  I worked with Josh and Carol on my personal injury claim. All the staff at a&p are great they were supper helpful from day one and continue to follow threw with you after your case closes. They make you feel at home.
    Thanks guys -Chris Dee

    Mayra V. Avatar Mayra V.
    3/29/2016
  • 5 star rating  Very professional. They took time to answer any questions when I would call. My workers comp case was a nightmare but became much easier to handle once they took over. I got a good settlement to end my case as well. I recommend Ainbinder and Pratt.

    Ray O. Avatar Ray O.
    1/05/2016
  • 5 star rating  After I injured my shoulder at work, they got rid of the Case Manager Nurse who violated my HIPAA rights; helped me change doctors for the best surgeon; then settled my case for an amount that is reasonable, but more than I thought I would get. Everyone in the office is professional and knows their job. I'm so glad that I didn't have to figure out this Worker's Comp maze on my own. They know what to do and had my best interests at heart. I highly recommend this Law Firm to anyone who needs representation.

    Kim W. Avatar Kim W.
    12/17/2015
  • 5 star rating  The lawyers at Ainbinder and Pratt are second to none they helped me get through a harrowing back injury and made sure that I received just compensation.  They responded to any inquiries punctually and always gave me a solid advice as I recovered from injury.   Thanks for all your help!!

    Josh C. Avatar Josh C.
    12/01/2015

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About Ainbinder & Pratt

We dedicate our practice to injured individual and their families, and we have done so for over a combined 60 years. We pride ourselves on providing quality representation with personal attention to every client and case. We understand what it takes to go up against an insurance company and you should not do it alone! Let our experienced lawyers fight your battle for you.

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Our practice covers all cities and counties in California for workers’ compensation & personal injury cases. We have dedicated attorneys and a knowledgeable staff that will keep you informed throughout the process.

Warning: Making a false or fraudulent workers’ compensation claim is a felony subject to 5 years in prison or a fine up to $50,000 or double the value of the fraud, whichever is greater, or by both imprisonment and fine.