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The Turley & Mara Law Firm, APLC

Defense Base Act Insurance Companies

We can help you get your life back

We can help if a Defense Base Act injury incident or condition has left you injured or disabled. Don't let the Defense Base Act  insurance adjuster intimidate you into accepting a denial of your claim or a low settlement offer. We can help you get your life back.

"Too often DBA insurance adjusters cut off DBA workers with legitimate Defense Base Act injuries.  When this happens, you need to respond quickly and confidently.  You shouldn't wait until this happens to you to hire a Defense Base Act Attorney."  San Franciso Defense Base Act Lawyer - Bill Turley

San Francisco Defense Base Act Attorney / San Francisco DBA Attorney

My best advice

My best advice to you is for you to always tell the truth. Always. When bringing a court case, nothing is more important than your credibility. Nothing else is even close. The DBA insurance company lawyer is going to try and make you look like you are lying. If this happens, the Judge will rule against you and you will lose. Bank on it. I know I do.

My second best advice

Which brings me to my second best advice. The problem is that in many instances folks get caught in traps left for them by the DBA insurance company.  In other words, they don’t know that they are messing up their case. Happens all the time. Well meaning honest folks get caught in one of the DBA insurance company traps.

Which is why I strongly suggest that you read my free book - Win Your Defense Base Act Case. You don’t have to believe what I say about it - the book has dozens of 5 Star reviews on Amazon.com.

Win Your Defense Base Act Case is the best investment you are going to make. You can order it free here on this website or you can pay for it by ordering it from Amazon.com.

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

Need help right now?

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


Bay Area Office:
275 Battery St. Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA 94111
866 -705-4617


San Diego Office:
7428 Trade St.

San Diego, CA 92121


Los Angeles Office:
3255 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1801
Los Angeles, Ca 90010
866 -705-4617


What other people say about someone is telling....

Awarded Super Lawyer 2011-2017

Highest Rated Defense Base Act Lawyer on Avvo.com

Invited Speaker at 2011 Maritime Personal Injury Seminar - spoke on the DBA (the DBA falls under Maritime Law/ LHWCA)

New York TImes Top Attorney 2011

Elected President of the Consumer Attorneys

Why Fantastic Ratings, Great Reviews, Awards, Teaching, and Leadership Are A Benefit To You

We don't mean to suggest the only way someone can be a really good lawyer is to have fantastic ratings, get great reviews, win prestigious lawyer awards, be asked to teach other lawyers at lawyer seminars and be elected to lead lawyer organizations. What these things do mean is that people that do know good lawyers from bad lawyers have chosen us for these honors. Let's make sure you understand. Not all lawyers are alike. Not all lawyers are honest. In fact, few lawyers are the "best lawyer" for you and your case.


Many DBA workers face death and danger on a daily basis

San Francisco Defense Base Act Attorney / San Francisco DBA Attorney

Research Your Defense Base Act Case



This website provides information for persons with 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 in California.

DBA Insurance Carriers

The following are the largest Defense Base Act insurance companies or carriers with thier percentage of DBA cases from 2000 - 12-31-2009:

     AIG - 79%
     ACE - USA  9%
     CNA - 9%
     All others 3%

As you can see, AIG has the lion's share of  DBA cases.

An Overview

Contractors covered by the DBA may purchase workers' compensation insurance from private carriers approved by the DOL. Currently, the major providers of DBA insurance coverage are ACE-USA, American International Group (AIG), and CNA. Of the 55,988 new DBA cases created between September 2001 and the end of December 2009, 54,449, or 97.3% were insured by one of these three companies or their subsidiaries. The largest single insurer of DBA cases during this period was the Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania, an AIG company that insured 43,901 DBA cases.

Defense Base Act workers are spread across the globe

Civilian workers are hired to work on overseas projects by American companies. In Iraq and Afghanistan there currently thousands of civilian employees. Examples of some of companies we see are Haliburton, Bechtel, Dyncorp, Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR). Many of these civilian employees currently at work in the reconstruction of war torn areas as well as assisting the Reconstruction efforts American military.

We have a State-wide DBA Practice. We represent  DBA workers across California.

Call us at 866-705-4617.

You don't need to be a US citizen to bring a DBA claim.

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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