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The Turley & Mara Law Firm, APLC

Maryland Defense Base Act Attorney Wants to Help You Win Your DBA Case

“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.” - Defense Base Act Lawyer Bill Turley


Maryland Defense Base Act Attorney- Bill Turley


The Best Advice I Can Give You

Nothing is more important, when handling your case, then speaking the truth. People who believe that 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 your not telling the truth, you can say goodbye to your case. Count on it. I have seen it time and time again.


The Second Best Advice I Can Give You

Take the time to research your case. The more homework you do, the better your case will appear.

You can start studying when you 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.

And before you do, check out the great 5 Star Amazon Reviews. It will be the best thing on helping you take the necessary steps to win your Defense Base Act Case.

You Have A Court Battle On Your Hands 

In some instances, the only kind of talk the DBA insurance company will listen to is talk inside of a federal courtroom.  When this happens, you need a lawyer that can take on the DBA insurance company and their lawyers and then beat them.  These lawyers will rip out your heart. They do it every day. We see it all the time.

Too often seriously injured DBA workers simply wait too late to call us.  You don’t want that to happen to you and your family.  Don’t wait until there is a disaster.

You need a seasoned DBA Lawyer.  It’s a war. This means you need to be equipped with the best tools possible; that means having the truth and a strong, experienced DBA Lawyer in your aresenal. 

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 are the number one Defense Base Act Law Firm in the Western United States.  We can help you and your family too.

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 The Turley and Mara Law Firm.  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 gained valuable experience with these cases long before the United States sent civilian workers to Iraq and Afghanistan. That experience helps me win Defense Base Act cases.  Let The Turley and Mara Law Firm put their experience work for you.

This is why seriously injured DBA workers across America and across the world ask The Turley and Mara Law Firm to represent them.


Instead, of us telling you all this, we prefer to simply let our track record speak for us:

     Awarded Super Lawyer 2011 through 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



We invite you to visit our Defense Base Act website to find answers to your questions. Use this website to help you win your DBA case.

If you have a question that you don’t find the answer to on our website, call us.

Our legal assistants and attorneys can answer your questions. 

Just call us toll free at: 866-705-4617 or 619-234-2833


Here is a sample of our great FREE content:

Defense Base Act Labor Market Surveys - What is the Purpose of a DBA Labor Market Survey? 

Under the Defense Base Act, the DBA insurance company may try and use a Labor Market Survey in order to reduce your DBA benefits.  In order to understand what the purpose of the Labor Market Survey, you need to first understand the difference between scheduled injuries and unscheduled injures under the DBA. 

Under the DBA if you have an  unscheduled injury than your permanent disability benefits are based upon your wage loss. Meaning the difference between what you made as a DBA employee and what you are able to earn in your geographical area considering your physical disability, education, aptitudes and work experience.

The insurance company will set up an appointment for you to meet with their Labor Market Survey person.  This person will try and find jobs in your geographical area that you can perform.  Then the DBA insurance company will try and use these jobs to decrease your weekly permanent disability award.


What is a Scheduled Disability under the Defense Base Act?

There are two basic types of injuries under the DBA / Defense Base Act:

1. Scheduled Injuries
2. Unscheduled Injuries

Injuries to the following body parts are considered Scheduled Injuries:

One Eye

What is an Unscheduled Injury under the Defense Base Act?

Every injury that is not a scheduled injury - is a unscheduled injury under the Defense Base Act.

Here are examples of unscheduled injures under the Defense Base Act:

    internal injuries
    brain damage


Visit our website to learn more about scheduled and unscheduled injuries or give us a call at one of offices listed below:


San Diego Office

7428 Trade Street,
San Diego, CA 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


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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