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The Turley & Mara Law Firm, APLC

Texas Defense Base Act Lawyer

“We give you an insiders view of Defense Base Act Law.  We don’t sugar coat it. Here, we give it to you straight. No lawyer talk, no double talk. Just good old fashioned, unsweetened truth.”  Amercia's Leading Defense Base Act Lawyer - Bill Turley


Texas Defense Base Act Lawyer - 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. 


I Didn’t Sign Up For This

You’re a seriously injured Texas Defense Base Act worker. You may not be able to go back to work earning the kind of money you were before. You and your family are facing a tough future if that’s the case. What next?  What are your going to do now?  What do I need to know about the Defense Base Act?  Do I even need a Texas Defense Base Act Lawyer?

This website helps address these very issues. We do it with plain English. So everybody can understand it.  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.

How To Research Your Defense Base Act Case:

You can start researching your Defense Base Act case right now by following these links:

By visiting our Defense Base Act Library

By visiting our Defense Base Act Resources

By doing a Google Custom Search. 

If you enter search terms into the Google Custom Search box in the upper right hand corner of our web pages, you can search our site. For example, if you wanted to research whether you should give a recorded statement to the insurance adjuster, type “recorded statement” into the Google Custom Search box.

If you want to further narrow your search, for example, type, “Defense Base Act recorded statement” or “Jones Act recorded statement” into the Google Custom Search box.

By calling us and asking us a question.

Seriously.  If you have a question that you don’t find the answer to on our website, call us. Our legal assistants and attorneys can answer your questions.  Just call us toll free at: 866-705-4617 or 619-234-2833

By emailing us with a question.

Simply use the Contact Us box on our website or email  a question to: [email protected]

America’s Leading Defense Base Act  Attorney

     Awarded Super Lawyer 2011 through 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


Nation Wide Practice

We are asked by injured DBA workers across the United States (and the world)  to represent them. We have a Nation wide practice. We represent injured Defense Base Act workers that live across America.  We are the number one Defense Base Act Law Firm in the Western United States.  We can help you and your family too.


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

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.

Thus, lt makes sense that The Turley Law Firm is America’s Leading Defense Base Act Law Firm.

Today, The Turley Law Firm represents seriously injured Defense Base Act workers and their family’s across the USA and around the world.  We can help you and our family get the compensation you deserve.

A Local 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 don''t need a Texas workers' compensation lawyer or a Texas personal injury lawyer. You need a lawyer that can take on and beat the Defense Base Act insurance company lawyers: a Defense Base Act Lawyer.  

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.

A Sample of our great free content: Defense Base Act Law: Nature and Extent of Disability For Unscheduled Injuries

Disabilities Under the DBA

Under the Defense Base Act, there are four different and distinct categories of disabilities:

1. Permanent total disability;
2. Temporary total disability;
3. Permanent partial disability; and
4. Temporary partial disability.

Nature of Disability and Extent of Disability

One of the big issues at your Defense Base Act trial is going to be the nature and extent of your disability. Nature of disability is different from the extent of disability. Nature deals with the duration of the disability. Temporary and permanent go to the nature of the disability.

On the other hand, extent of disability concerns the degree of the disability. Total and partial go to the degree (read: extent) of the disability. Under the DBA, scheduled injuries are different from unscheduled injuries.

Click here for the rest of this great free article:  Defense Base Act Law: Nature and Extent of Disability For Unscheduled Injuries

America’s Leading Defense Base Act Attorneys

San Diego Office


7428 Trade Street 
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,  California, 94111

Los Angeles Office

3255 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1801
Los Angeles, California  90010

 Texas Defense Base Act 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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