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The Turley & Mara Law Firm, APLC

"I Didn’t Sign Up For This"

Philadelphia Defense Base Act Injured Civilian Contractor

“I always use plain English. No B.S. lawyer talk, no double talk.” Defense Base Act Super Lawyer - Bill Turley

My Best Advice

When handling your DBA case, nothing matters more then telling 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. 

My Second Best Advice

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 goal is meant to help honest hard working folks like you succeed in winning your DBA case.

Need help right now?

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

If you are a seriously injured Philadelphia Defense Base Act worker you are probably concerned about you and our family’s future. What is going to happen if you are not able to make the money that you were making before? What now? What do I need to know about the Defense Base Act? Do I need a Defense Base Act Lawyer?

This website helps address these very issues. We do it with plain English. We don’t give you fluff. We don’t give you generalities. We provide specific useful information about Defense Base Act Law. Use this website to help you win your DBA case. Every month,, thousands of injured DBA workers and their families use this website to help them win their DBA cases. So should you.

Fact is, you signed up to help protect America. You didn’t sign up to be mickey moused around by DBA insurance adjusters over medical treatment and weekly compensation checks. Fact is, once you are seriously injured and you are part of the Defense Base Act, you face a battle with the DBA insurance company.

You Win Your DBA Case With Medical Evidence

With DBA claims, it always comes down to the medical evidence. You must have medical evidence to support your injuries and disability. Your medical evidence needs to explain the reasons which support the doctor’s opinions. Based upon what I see, medical opinions are too often expressed in the form of conclusions. What you need is a thoughtful analysis of why your injuries are related to you being overseas and why can’t return to work.


Why us being from San Diego helps us win

My name is Bill Turley and I am from San Diego, California. The Defense Base Act is an extension of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. This is why almost all of the really good DBA Lawyers started out as Longshore Lawyers. I started out representing workers in the shipyards and waterfront of San Diego in the 1980's. I was handling these cases long before the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

With it’s huge military presence, thousands of ex-military folks from San Diego served as civilian contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan. I have been representing them ever since. Today, my law firm represents more DBA workers than any law firm on the west coast. Few law firms represent more DBA workers than my law firm does. We specialize in DBA cases.

Many law firms say they specialize in DBA cases, but they don’t walk the walk, so to speak. We give you a choice. A choice between a local lawyer that says they “specialize” in DBA cases - or a national firm that has represented hundreds and hundreds of DBA workers.

We represent DBA workers from across America and the world. This is not only because we specialize in DBA cases. But also because we insist on always winning with the truth. Here is the deal. You must always tell the truth when you bring a court case. If you get caught in a lie - you will lose. We win with the truth. So should you.

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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