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The Turley & Mara Law Firm, APLC

South Carolina Defense Base Act Attorney

“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


South Carolina Defense Base Act Attorney- Bill Turley

Helpful Advice

When it comes to the ins and outs of filing a DBA claim, the first step you must take, is always tell the truth. Under no circumstances, never sugar coat anything. The moment you start to over exaggerate your injury, is the moment you can kiss you case good bye. Count on it.

I have seen it happen to many hard working civilian contractors before.

Never tell a lie, and always tell the truth. Your credibility with the Defense Base Act insurance company and the Judge depend on it.

Before you fill out any forms or start the process of your DBA claim, you need to do your research. 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.

It is full of helpful information that will only benefit you on your road to recovery with your Defense Base Act Claim.

Check out all the 5 star reviews for my book on Amazon.com. These reviews were written by folks like yourself, who have read my book. ​

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

Stop Digging

Advice from cowboy philosopher Texas Bix Bender is: "When yer in a hole, the first thing ya oughtta do is stop digging.”  In other words if what you are doing isn’t working, you need to try another approach.  Which is where we come in.  We can help you with the right approach to win your Defense Base Act case.

I Didn’t Sign Up For This

The  Defense Base Act lawyers at The Turley and Mara Law Firm understand how devastating a serious DBA injury can be. You are immediately thrust into a situation you didn’t ask for and certainly didn’t expect. Your life has been disrupted. It can be stressful. Very stressful.  The decisions you make regarding your serious work injury case may affect you for the rest of your life.  Where to turn to?  What to do?

We know you didn’t sign up for this. We are here to help you get your life back.

Need Help Right Now?

Call our office today at (619) 234-2833. We are here to help. We are here to listen.

Our Reputation is Success

Since 1987, the insurance companies have respected us for how we fight for our clients.  This respect is a benefit clients receive when they choose The Turley Law Firm.  The recognition the legal industry has given us helps us succeed for our clients.  You want a lawyer that is going to be able to stand up to the insurance company. You want a lawyer that is going to get the maximum recovery for your case.  You don’t want a lawyer that has a learning curve to understand the issues in your case. You want the best. 


The Turley Law Firm

     Awarded Super Lawyer 2011-2017

     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



Have You Chosen the Wrong Lawyer?

We are often contacted by those affected by serious injury or their loved ones to discuss the possibility of transferring their case to us from another law practice. Often, the law practice working on the case at that time, do not have the experience or ability to offer the full range of expertise and services that we at offer. To discuss moving your, or your loved ones case to the Turley and Mara Law Firm, please call us at  619-234-2833 or  Call Toll Free 866-705-4617


San Diego Office

7428 Trade St.
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, CA 94111



Los Angeles Office

3255 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1801
Los Angeles, California 90010


Why choose us for your DBA  case?

Support and guidance for our clients

Deciding which legal practice to select can be a daunting and confusing decision. We understand that this is a stressful time for all involved, and provide support and guidance to our clients throughout this process.

Our clients choose us for many different reasons. As each situation is unique, the reasons for choosing us will differ from person to person. Some clients may see our ability to deliver immediate financial assistance and medical treatment  solutions as key, whereas others may want to feel secure in the knowledge that our specialist team has experience in acting in situations such as theirs. Others may see our ratings and reviews by others as important. And others may focus on our leadership abilities. In all cases our clients are safe in the knowledge that our services will cost them and their loved ones nothing.


We Give You a Choice

We are from San Diego, California. We have been handling Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (Longshore Act) claims since 1987. We have represented over a thousand Longshore Act claimants. 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. Being from San Diego, DBA cases are a natural for us.  We have a large Special Forces contingent in San Diego that naturally gravitate to post military DBA careers. In addition, many linguists are from San Diego and Southern California. 

We want you to know that 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.

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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