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The Turley & Mara Law Firm, APLC

Utah DBA 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 Attorney Bill Turley


Utah 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. 

If you are a seriously injured DBA worker,  you may be asking yourself:

    How long do I have to report my injury? Who should I report it?
    Do I get to pick my own doctor?
    Who pays the medical bills? Do I get paid while I can’t work?
    How long will I be paid lost wage benefits? Medical benefits?
    Is the nurse case manager allowed to attend medical appointments with me?
    If I don’t like the doctor I’m going to, can I pick a new doctor?
    Do I still have a case if I am no longer working for the employer where I was injured?
    Can the Judge order a settlement?
    Can I receive money for pain and suffering because of my injury?
    How long after my accident can I recover my lost pay?
    Do my Unemployment or Social Security benefits affect my workers’ compensation benefits?
    Do I still have a case even if there were no witnesses to my accident?
    Do I have to provide the DBA insurance company with a recorded statement?

Our Defense Base Act lawyers can help you answer these questions and can guide you through the DBA  System. After all, it’s our job to understand how the law works and recover the money and benefits you deserve.

You Have Another Battle To Fight To Get The Benefits You And Your Family deserve.

In many instances, we are able to get benefits begun or re-instated by persuading the DBA adjuster and/or attorney to provide benefits. However, that is not always the case.

The truth is too many civilian workers who suffered devastating injuries while supporting the U.S. war effort in Iraq and Afghanistan come home to fight yet another battle for receiving basic medical care and weekly compensation checks.


You Need The Best

If you are a seriously injured DBA worker - you are advised to hire the very best DBA Attorney that will take your case.

Lack of experience

Lack of experience can lead to serious mistakes being made. There really is no substitute for experience. The mistakes that are most often made by inexperienced law firms relate to missing important time limits, or missing out large potential elements of your or your loved one's case. This results in the settlement or award, which provides the foundation to help rebuild lives, being a fraction of its true worth.

Leading Defense Base Act Attorney

Bill Turley is one of  the Leading Defense Base Act Attorneys in America. He has the highest Avvo Rating and was awarded Super Lawyer. He teaches other lawyers about the Defense Base Act


Bill has been 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

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.

We seriously encourage yoy to contact us immediatley

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, 94104


Los Angeles Office

3255 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1801
Los Angeles, California 90010

Defense Base Act Law Guide

Welcome to the Defense Base Act Law Guide.  We provide free relevant information to help you research and win your Defense Base Act case.  Use this website to help win your DBA case.


Always Tell The Truth

You only get one chance in court. If the Judge or Jury see you have lied to them or see you have been untruthful with them then they will vote against you.  You need a lawyer that has the skill and courage to win your case with the truth.   Always tell the truth when you are asking for money in a court case. Always. Juries and Judges will forgive a whole lot if you are honest with them.  Nobody forgives someone that lies to them. Would you?

Everyone has bad facts or bad evidence in their case. Everyone.  We are going to be painfully honest with the jury about any of these “bad facts.”  Sometimes when they are placed in the bright light of a court room, they don’t seem so bad.  Other times you are going to need to deal with the issue first. Tell the Judge or Jury about the issue from the beginning of your case

In some circumstances you may be better off letting the defense bring up the difficult evidence.  It depends.  One thing that doesn’t ever depend is you being honest about everything.  We understand how to win lawsuits because we present evidence  honestly.  We can help you if you have difficult issues in your case too.  Call us.  We can usually get past just about anything.  You just have to be honest about it and fess up to it. 

Whatever you think is the biggest potential problem with your case is the very thing you need to talk to your lawyer about the most.  At the Turley Law Firm we encourage and expect a frank discussion of the issues with our clients.  You deserve a lawyer that is going to present your case honestly.  We will help you win your case with the truth.





If At Possible Don’t Sign Any Form Requesting A Free Choice Physician Until You Speak With Us (this is very important)

We recommend that you not sign any form giving away your right to your choice physician. We invite you to contact us today if you have a question about your case. We will educate you and fight to make sure that you receive the full benefits you deserve.

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.


Need help right now?

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

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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