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The Turley & Mara Law Firm, APLC

Pennsylvania Defense Base Act Lawyer

“All the different hoops you need to jump through to get Defense Base Act benefits can be intimidating. Having a seasoned DBA lawyer gives you a big advantage. The next best thing is using our website to win your DBA case. You'll find no lawyer talk, no double talk. Just good old fashioned, unsweetened truth.”  Defense Base Act Lawyer - Bill Turley

Pennsylvania Defense Base Act Lawyer - Pennsylvania Defense Base Act Attorney - 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 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?

You can call us at 619-234-2833 or you can fill out the contact form on this web page.

Where do I start?

If you are a seriously injured Defense Base Act worker you are probably concerned about what impact your injuries are going to have on your economic future. What are you and your family going to do if you can’t earn the kind of money that you were able to make as a DBA worker? What should I do now?

Should I be speaking to the Defense Base Act insurance adjuster? Should I give a recorded statement? How do I make sure I am treating with the best doctors? How do I find the right doctors? Do I even need a DBA Attorney?  Should I hire a local Pensylvania  Lawyer or a National Defense Base Act Lawyer? You can find answers to each and every one of these above questions in my book
Win Your Defense Base Act Case. If you click the link above to the book you can take the first step and instantly download the first 5 chapters of the book right now.  

We designed this website to answer all of your questions. We know that you are probably unsure about what you should be and should not be doing. We know that you didn’t sign up for this. We don't give you fluff, we give it to you straight. Just the way we would want it if we were in your shoes, so to speak. 

Why Us Being Based In San Diego Is A Benefit To You In Pennsylvania

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. Bill Turley has been handling Longshore Act cases since 1987.  Because San Diego has the largest shipyard on the west coast with thousands of shipyard workers, Bill gained valuable experience with these cases long before the United States sent civilian workers to Iraq and Afghanistan. That experience helps him win Defense Base Act cases.  

San Diego is the biggest military town in the United States.  The Defense Contracting Companies hired thousands of San Diego based ex-military types to work in Iraq and Afghanistan. We were there for them and their family’s after they were seriously injured. It is my understanding that we are one of the top 3 Defense Base Act attorneys in the nation.  We have clients from the west coast to the east cost and even around the globe. 

A Local Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Lawyer vs. a Seasoned Defense Base Act Lawyer 

You are cautioned not to hire a “local lawyer” just because they are physically close to where you live. You need a lawyer that can take on and beat the Defense Base Act insurance company lawyers. Know this, Chartis, CNA, ACE and the like hire lawyers that know DBA law inside and out.  You should depend on it. We sure do.

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. 

Feeling Overwhelmed and Don't Know Where to Start?  Get my free DBA Guide, it has the top ten common questions asked about the Defense Base Act, helpful references, what to say to your doctor/adjustor and much more.  I created this guide as a great tool for you to get an overview of the Defense Base Act basics. Within the DBA Guide you will notice at the bottom of each section I mention which pages you can reference in my Win Your Defense Base Act Book if you would like to go into more depth on a certain topic.  


America’s Leading Defense Base Act  Attorney

     Awarded Super Lawyer 2010 - 2017

     Awarded Nations Top 1%  by The National Association of Distinguished Counsel     

     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

     Metro Awarded  Best Lawyer 

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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