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The Turley & Mara Law Firm, APLC

Wisconsin Defense Base Act Attorney

Wisconsin Defense Base Act

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


My Best Advice

Nothing is more important when handling your case, then speaking the truth. People who believe if they sugar coat their case, it will help them win their case. Wrong.

You have to be up-front, honest, and truthful to your attorney and the judge. If a judge suspects your not telling the truth, you can say goodbye to your case. Count on it. I have seen it time and time again.

My Second Best Advice

Take the time to research your case. The more homework you do, the better your case. 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 5 Star Amazon Reviews. It will be the best thing on helping you take the necessary steps to win your Defense Base Act Case. 


Defense Base Act Claims: You Need to Know What You Might Be up Against

Seriously injured workers under the Defense Base Act (a civilian injured while working for a military contractor while abroad) can expect significant delays in receiving your benefits under the Defense Base Act.    While this is certainly not the case with all DBA claimants, it is true with many.  You need to know what you might be up against.

Your New Reality

Here is your new reality - - these DBA insurance companies make millions of dollars denying legitimate claims. That is how they make BIG BUCKS. You and your family hardly matter when there is so much money to be made in denying legitimate claims.

What many workers come to realize is the insurance company and their lawyers know the law and how to manipulate the law against you. If this happens to you or a loved one, it is extremely important to hire a  Defense Base Act Lawyer.

Lawyers recommended by insurance companies

One reason for choosing the wrong Lawyer is insurance companies telling clients that they should use the Lawyer that they had suggested. This is in fact not the case, and those affected by serious injury are free to hire any Lawyer they wish and transfer their case accordingly.

Our experienced lawyers will talk to you to discuss why the services we provide for the seriously injured and their, set us apart from other law practices.

We Give You a Choice

We are from San Diego, California. We have been handling Defense Base Act and Longshore claims since 1987. We have represented over a thousand Defense Base Act and 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.

Need help right now?

Call us today at (619) 234-2833 or you can fill out the contact form on this web page.





We prefer you consider what other people think about us:


     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.

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, 94104


Los Angeles Office

3255 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1801
Los Angeles, California 90010



We have the nation's most comprehensive and detailed website. Visit us here to find ANSWERS to your DBA claim today.


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Don’t Let the DBA Insurance Adjuster Choose Your Doctor

Don’t ever allow the DBA insurance company to recommend or send you to their doctor.  This can and will result in a bad result for your case.  Know this - when the DBA insurance carrier is sending your doctor cases - the doctor is  are more likely to be the type of doctor that says, “You are fine, back to work.” 

At best your doctor will always have in the back of their mind that they will get the next patient from the DBA insurance company.  You need to realize that in an age of managed care (read: HMO’s and PPO’s).  and Medicare, many doctors fell squeezed economically.  They didn’t go to medical school to get nickled and dimed on every patient. Which is where you come in.

With a DBA patient, the doctor will be paid at their “market rate.”  Meaning, your doctor makes A LOT more profit off a DBA patient than a Medicare patient, PPO patient and/or a HMO patient.

The reason we bring this to your attention is you need to know the facts of life. In other words, DBA Attorney Straight Talk.

Visit us here for more of Bill Turley's DBA Attorney Straight Talk


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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