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The Turley & Mara Law Firm, APLC

Bill Turley and the Defense Base Act

"If you are a seriously injured Defense Base Act worker - you need to know the facts of life. We give it too you straight. No sugar added.  No lawyer talk, no double talk. Just good old fashioned, unsweetened truth." Bill Turley

Defense Base Act Lawyer - Bill Turley


Truth Matters

When handling your DBA case, nothing matters more than the honest truth. Nothing. You must be straightforward and honest about your case. I have seen many instances where a client will sugarcoat their injury and the courts throw out the case. Why? All because they were not honest from the get go.

The DBA insurance company is not on your side. They have traps laying around for you to fall in. And bet on it, if you do not follow the proper steps with your DBA case, you will fall right in.

The Next Step

Remember the DBA insurance company is not your friend. I strongly suggest you order a free copy of my book, Win Your Defense Base Act Case: The Ultimate Straight Talk Roadmap To The Medical Treatment and Money You and Your Family Deserve.

The book has plenty of great 5 Star reviews on Amazon, and it is a guide to only help you succeed in your case.

Trust me. My only goal here is to make sure honest hard working folks like you, do not get ripped off by these companies.

Need help right now?

Call us today at (619) 234-2833 or you can fill out the contact form on this web page.          

America’s Leading Defense Base Act  Attorney

We help civilian injured workers take on and beat the Defense Base Act insurance companies.  Let me explain my experience with this area of the law.  I have been representing Longshoremen and Harbor Workers since 1987.  I started by representing the seriously injured shipyard workers in the shipyards in San Diego.  Shipyard workers are Harbor workers that fall under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWCA).  The Defense Base Act actually falls under the LHWCA, and is considered to be part of U.S. Maritime Law.

I began representing Defense Base Act workers in the late 1980's and early 1990's - - long before civilian contract workers were sent to Iraq and Afghanistan.  

We are Trial Lawyers - Not Settlment Lawyers

First and foremost, we are trial lawyers. I tried my first one of these cases in the 1980's. The only way you are going to get a fair settlement for your DBA case is if the DBA insurance company knows your lawyer has the ability and fortitude to take your case to trial and win.  If a DBA lawyer is a “settlement lawyer” - the seriously injured DBA worker will not get a fair settlement offer.  In essence, the threat of going to trial and winning is the only thing that causes DBA insurance companies to offer a fair settlement.

Strength vs. Weakness

You can't be afraid to protect your rights.  If you want to get what you are entitled to under the DBA - you have to be ready to take your case to court. You have to be prepared to win. Hoping for a good settlement is a fool's errand.  You want to and need to negotiate from a position of strength.  You don't do that unless you are prepared to win in court. 

We Settle DBA Cases

This is not to suggest we don't settle DBA cases, because we settle DBA cases all the time.  What we are suggesting is that by us taking DBA cases to trial when the settlement offer is not fair, results in DBA insurance companies offering fair settlements in other DBA cases.

Now I represent seriously injured Defense Base Act workers from across the United States and the World.  Some of the DBA employers I have had (and still have) cases against are: SEIC, DynCorp, Mission Essential Personnel, AEGIS, Dyn Corp Intl, Kellogg and Brown & Root (KBR), General Dynamics Land Systems, Global Linguist Solutions, L-3 Communications, Battlespace Flight Services,  Dynamic Aviation, Shee Atika, BAE Systems, SAIC and many more employers.

How us being from San Diego helps you.

We are based in San Diego, California.  This is a benefit to you.  Few Defense Base Act lawyers have been handling DBA cases longer than us.  The Defense Base Act falls under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act.  We have been handling Longshore Act cases since 1987.  Because San Diego has the largest shipyard on the west coast with thousands of shipyard workers and San Diego’s  waterfront, we have gained valuable experience with these cases long before the United States sent civilian workers to Iraq and Afghanistan. That experience helps us win Defense Base Act cases.

Nation Wide Practice

We are asked by injured DBA workers across the United States (and the world)  to represent them. We have a Nation wide practice. We represent injured Defense Base Act workers that live across America. 

We Can Help You Get Your Life Back

We stand up to the Defense Base Act insurance company that is trying to keep you from getting needed medical treatment and compensation you deserve. 

Call 619-234-2833 or 866-705-4617

America’s Leading Defense Base Act Attorneys

San Diego Office

7428 Trade St.
San Diego, California 92121

Oakland Office

1300 Clay Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 858-2822

San Francisco Office

275 Battery St. Suite 1300
San Francisco,  California, 94111

Los Angeles Office

3255 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1801
Los Angeles, California  90010

 Awarded Super Lawyer 2011 - 2017

     Highest Rated DBA Lawyer      San Francisco Avvo.com Rating    San Diego Avvo.com Rating

     Invited to Speak on the Longshore Act / Defense Base Act at 2011 Maritime Personal Injury Seminar

     New York Times 2011 Top Attorney

     Elected President of the Consumer Attorneys



Bill with his kids

Bill with his kids playing on a reef


William Turley
“When I seek out professional advice, I don’t want B.S., I want it straight up. I figure you do also.”

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