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The Turley & Mara Law Firm, APLC

Virginia Defense Base Act Attorney

"We give it to you straight, we don’t sugar coat it. No lawyer talk, no confusions. Just straight talk and bare truths. We recommend that you don’t  sign any authorizations forms  or give a recorded or written statement.  If the Defense Base Act insurance adjuster is trying to pressure you to sign authorizations or give a statement - you should call us immediately.  They are only going to use the statement and documents they receive to deny  your claim. " - Leading Defense Base act Lawyer - Bill Turley


Virginia Defense Base Act Attorney- Bill Turley

The First Thing You Must Do

The first thing you must do is always tell the truth. No matter what it is you are worried about, you must always be honest and never sugar coat anything to the judge or you attorney. If you do, then you will loose your case. Trust me, I have seen it time and time again. Do not be that person.

Before you even think about signing any forms from the DBA insurance company, 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. 

And before you do, check out the great 5 Star Amazon Reviews. I promise you will not be disappointed.

If you need help now, give us at call at (619) 234-2833.


Strength VS. Weakness

You can't be afraid to protect your rights.  If you want to get what you are entitled to under the DBA - you have to be ready to take your case to court. You have to be prepared to win. Hoping for a good settlement is a fool's errand.  You want to and need to negotiate from a position of strength.  You don't do that unless you are prepared to win in court. 

Having the Right DBA Lawyer Can Make All the Difference

Having the right DBA lawyer will usually mean whether you win or lose your DBA case.. We stand up to the Defense Base Act insurance company that is trying to keep you from getting needed medical treatment and weekly compensation benefits.


America’s Leading Defense Base Act  Attorney Bill Turley


     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



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.

Nation Wide DBA 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.


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What is a Free Choice of Physician under the DBA?

Under the DBA/ Defense Base Act an injured employee has a free choice of physician. The Employee must request authorization from the employer/ carrier to be treated by his/her free choice physician.

When the nature of the injury prevents the employee from making a choice, the employer may chose for him/ her. However, the Employee may later exercise their free choice physician.

The Employer must pay for the medical treatment furnished by the free choice physician.

If the Employer chooses a doctor for he Claimant, the Claimant/ Employee is entitled to choose their free choice physician.

Remember, the Employee must request medical care from the employer/ carrier. Make sure to keep copies of all such requests.



DBA Lawyer Straight Talk

The DBA Lawyer Straight Talk is a series of articles to bring you the straight facts so you can better understand your DBA case. We can help

We have a nation-wide and worldwide DBA practice. We represent injured DBA claimants across the United States of America and the world. Call us- we can help.


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

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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