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The Turley & Mara Law Firm, APLC

North Carolina Defense Base Act Lawyer

North Carolina Defense Base Act Lawyer- Bill Turley

“When I seek out professional advice, I don’t want B.S. I want it straight up, with no double talk. I figure do also. I always use plain English, with no sugarcoating no B.S lawyer talk, and no double talk- just old fashioned, unsweetened, unvarnished truth-just the way that I would want it.” -Bill Turley


Truth Matters
When handling your DBA case, nothing matters more then the honest truth. Nothing. You must be straight forward and honest about your case. I have seen many instances where a client will sugar coat 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. 

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. 


Here is the deal. I know that you want to win your Defense Base Act case.  You and your family's future depends on it. I get it.

I know this because my law firm is one of the top two largest DBA law firms in the world that represents seriously injured overseas civilian contractors.

What YOU need to get is this: Nothing is more important than your credibility when you bring a DBA case. Nothing else determines whether you win or lose more than whether the Judge believes you or not. 

On many levels it is quite simple. On other levels it is as confusing as a rubik's cube.

This is why it is so important for you to tell the truth about everything. You might have heard, "Don't sweat the little stuff." Bad advice when you have a DBA case. It is all the seemingly small details is how the DBA insurance company is going to try and derail your case and beat you in court.

Don't think for one minute, "I'm telling the truth, no problem, I've got this." Because if you do, you just fell for the DBA insurance company;s tricks and traps.


Defense Base Act Lawyer - Bill Turley


North Carolina Defense Base Act Attorney- Bill Turley


Having the Right DBA Lawyer Makes A Big Difference

I am known for my DBA Lawyer Straight talk. No B.S., no legal mumbo jumbo. Ever.

Why should I hire the Turley & Mara Law Firm when you are in California?

Good question. We get calls from seriously injured overseas civilian contractors all the time that have hired local attorneys.  It’s usually the same type call:

    -    “My lawyer screwed up my case, can you fix it?”

    -    “My benefits got cut off and my lawyer doesn’t seem like he knows what he’s doing?”

    -    “My lawyer stopped taking my calls.”

    -    “I got referred to a local workers compensation lawyer, he said he could handle my case. Can you help me?”

Look, there may very well be good DBA lawyers in North Carolina.  If there are, we don’t know about them.  In the meantime, you can hire a local attorney that  may  cost you a lot of money or you can hire an attorney that you know is going to have the experience to successfully handle your DBA case.  In other words, choose wisely.

Funny thing is, my Dad lived in Moyock, North Carolina.  Some of you might know who the biggest employer in Moyock is. Yes, that overseas civilian contracting company. Small world, huh?

I know that you are probably looking for a North Carolina Defense Base Act lawyer.  You have to ask yourself. What is more important - having a local lawyer of having a heavy-hitting DBA lawyer?

So whether you live near Charlotte, Raleigh, West Raleigh, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Durham, Fayetteville, Cary, Wilmington, High Point or even the Outer Banks - - I suggest that your job is to find and hire the very best, honest DBA lawyer that you can find. You want someone that goes up against the DBA insurance companies all the time. You don't need a part-time DBA lawyer. I suggest you kick the tires.

I also strongly suggest that you read my book - Win Your Defense Base Act Case (be sure to check out the dozens of 5 STAR reviews on amazon.com, if you haven't already) BEFORE you sign any forms, talk to the DBA insurance company adjuster, give any statements or even hire the wrong DBA lawyer. Just saying.

We aren’t from North Carolina - and that is a benefit to you!

We are from San Diego, California. We have been handling Longshore and Harbor Worker Compensation Act (Longshore Act) claims since 1987. The Defense Base Act is an extension of the Longshore Act.  Defense Base Act cases are administered through the Department of Labor. It is the same law, same system and the same Judges.  We understand DBA cases.  We understand the DBA insurance companies.

We offer you a choice: A local attorney who is going to learn the DBA with your case or lawyers that have been handling cases before the Department of Labor since 1987.

So you are right. We are not based in North Carolina. But we are North Carolina Defense Base Act Lawyers. Meaning we accept cases from North Carolina.

The Turley Law Firm APLC represents seriously injured Defense Base Act workers and their family’s across the USA and around the world. 


World-Wide Defense Base Act Practice

Our offices are located in Oakland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Bakersfield and San Diego. Our Defense Base Act practice is world-wide in scope, and we are handle DBA cases around the world. Therefore, regardless of what country  you’re from, we can help you get your life back.


Research Your Defense Base Act Case

This website provides information for persons involved in Defense Base Act injuries. We provide vital information so you can make informed decisions regarding your DBA case.

We have the most comprehensive Defense Base Act website. 


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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.


Need help right now?

Call us 619-234-2833

Our main office is in San Diego. Right by the Miramar Marine Base.


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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