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Defense Base Act - DBA District Offices

"No legal mumbo-jumbo, no lawyer talk. Ever." - Defense Base Act Lawyer - Bill Turley

Defense Base Act Lawyer - Bill Turley

My Best Advice

Nothing is more important when handling your Defense Base Act case, then speaking the truth. People who believe if they sugar coat their case, it will help them win their case. Wrong.

You have to be up-front, honest, and truthful to your attorney and the judge. If a judge suspects you're not telling the truth, you can say goodbye to your case. Count on it. I have seen it time and time again.

My Second Best Advice

Take the time to research your case. The more homework you do, the better your case. Order my Free book, Win Your Defense Base Act Case: The Ultimate Straight Talk Roadmap To The Medical Treatment and Money You and Your Family Deserve. It is full of useful information when it comes to your injury and the Defense Base Act System. It will be the best thing on helping you take the necessary steps to win your Defense Base Act Case. 

And be sure to check out the 5 Star Amazon reviews my book has received from overseas contractors. 

Also you can check out my podcast at DBAradio.com where i cover important DBA issues.

Need Help Today?

Give us a call. (619) 234-2833

Department of Labor - District Offices for Defense Base Act Claims

Region I - Boston

Boston District Office - Jurisdiction

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont. Defense Base Act jurisdiction - east of the 75th degree west longitude, Newfoundland, and Greenland

Longshore District Office #1, U.S. Department of Labor

JFK Federal Building, Room E-260

Boston, MA 02203

Phone #: 617-624-6750

District Director: David B. Groeneveld

Regional Director: Jaye Weisman

Region II - New York

New York District Office - Jurisdiction

New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands. Defense Base Act jurisdiction - Mexico, Central and South America (including coastal islands); areas east of the continents of North and South America to the 60th degree east longitude, including Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran, and any other areas or locations not covered under any other district office.

Longshore District Office #2, U.S. Department of Labor

201 Varick Street, Room 740

Post Office Box 249

New York, NY 10014-0249

Phone #: 646 264-3010

District Director: Richard V. Robilotti

Regional Director: Jaye Weisman

Region III - Philadelphia

Philadelphia District Office - Jurisdiction

Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia

Longshore District Office 4, U.S. Department of Labor

31 Hopkins Place Room 410-B - Federal Building

Baltimore, MD 21201

Phone #: 410-962-3677

District Director: Emma Riley

Regional Director: R. David Lotz

Norfolk District Office - Jurisdiction - Virginia

Longshore District Office 5, U.S. Department of Labor

Federal Building, Room 212

200 Granby Mall

Norfolk, VA 23510

Phone #: 757-441-3071

District Director: Basil Voultsides

Regional Director: R. David Lotz

Region IV - Atlanta

Atlanta District Office - Jurisdiction

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

Longshore District Office 6, U.S. Department of Labor

Charles E. Bennett Federal Building

400 West Bay Street, Room 63A, Box 28

Jacksonville, FL 32202

Phone #: 904-357-4788

District Director: Charles Lee

Regional Director: Richard Brettell

Region VI - Dallas

New Orleans District Office - Jurisdiction

Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi

Physical Address:

Longshore District Office 7, U.S. Department of Labor

600 S. Maestri Place, Suite 617

New Orleans, LA 70130

USPS Mailing Address:

Longshore District Office 7, U.S. Department of Labor

P.O. BOX 30728

New Orleans, LA 70190-0728

Phone #: 504-589-2671

Houston District Office - Jurisdiction

Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas. Defense Base Act jurisdiction - Canada, west of the 75th degree and east of the 110th degree west longitude.)

Longshore District Office 8, U.S. Department of Labor

8866 Gulf Freeway Suite 140

Houston, TX 77017

Phone #: 713-943-1605

District Director: Vacant

Regional Director: E. Martin Walker


Region IX - San Francisco

San Francisco District Office

Jurisdiction - California (north of the northern boundries of the counties of San Luis, Obispo, Kern, and San Bernardino), Arizona, Nevada

Longshore District Office 13, U.S. Department of Labor

71 Stevenson Street, Room 1705

Post Office Box 193770

San Francisco, CA 94119-3770

Phone #: 415-848-6675

District Director: R. Todd Bruininks

Regional Director: Sharon Tyler

Honolulu Longshore District Office - Jurisdiction

Hawaii. Defense Base Act cases jurisdiction - all areas west of the continents of North and South America (excluding coastal islands) to 60 degrees east longitude (excluding Iran).

Longshore District Office 15, U.S. Department of Labor

300 Ala Moana Blvd., Room 5-135

Post Office Box 50209

Honolulu, HI 96850

Phone #: 808-541-1983

District Director: R. Todd Bruininks

Regional Director: Sharon Tyler

Long Beach Longshore District Office - Jurisdiction

California (south of the northern boundries of the counties of San Luis, Obispo, Kern, and San Bernardino)

Longshore District Office 18, U.S. Department of Labor

401 East Ocean Blvd., Suite 720

Long Beach, CA 90802

Phone #: 562-980-3577

District Director: Eric Richardson

Regional Director: Sharon Tyler

Region X - Seattle

Seattle District Office - Jurisdiction

Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, N.Dakota, S.Dakota, Utah, Wyoming. Defense Base Act jurisdiction - Canada, west of the 110th degree west longitude, and all areas in the Pacific Ocean north of the 45th degree north latitude.

Longshore District Office 14, U.S. Department of Labor

1111 Third Avenue, Suite 620

Seattle, WA 98101-3212

Phone #: 206-398-8255

District Director: Karen Staats

Regional Director: Sharon Tyler

IED Blast - Defense Base Act Lawyers

You Didn't Sign Up For This

When you are injured while working as an overseas civilian contractor you are unwillingly thrust into a new world. You went from being an employee to being a claimant.  Now you have a Defense Base Act claim. Now what? 

You have come to the right place.  This website is the most comprehensive Defense Base Act website. Use the information on this website to win your DBA claim.

My guess is that you know that you need a lawyer that will stand up to the Defense Base Act insurance company. You need a lawyer that is trying to help you get needed medical treatment and weekly compensation benefits. 

Nationwide Practice

I am asked by seriously injured DBA workers across the United States (and the world) to represent them. We have a Nation wide practice. I represent injured Defense Base Act workers that live across America. We are the number one Defense Base Act Law Firm in the Western United States.  It is my understand that my law firm is the third pargest DBA law firm. We have helped hundreds of DBA clients.

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 me. The Defense Base Act falls under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act. I have been handling Longshore Act cases since 1987. Because San Diego has the largest shipyard on the west coast with thousands of shipyard workers, I 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. 

Call 619-234-2833 or Call Toll Free 866-705-4617 or e-mail us

Disclaimer: Please understand these discussions and/or examples are not legal advice. All legal situations are different. This testimonial, endorsement and/or discussion does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter, your particular case/ situation and/or this particular case/ situation. Thanks, Bill Turley

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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