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The Turley Law Firm P.C.

Texas Defense Base Act Lawyer



Texas Sized Truth

When handling your DBA case, nothing matters more then the bold, 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. Trust me. My only goal here is to make sure honest hard working folks like you, do not get ripped off by these companies. 

Honesty is vital and the truth is my firm is based in California, but what is also true is that many overseas contractors who are based in Texas ask my firm to represent them.

Nationwide Practice

The Defense Base Act is under Federal Law, which means that any lawyer in the U.S. can represent you. Which means you can get the best DBA lawyer out there, get your benefits and reach the end of this legal process faster.

The Turley Law Firm PC is based in San Diego and that may seem pretty far away from the Lonestar State, but actually us being in San Diego could be the best thing for your DBA case. Here’s why:

San Diego has the largest shipyard on the West Coast and thus a lot of shipyard workers covered under The Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act. I have been representing these folks for over 25 years. The Defense Base Act is an extension of The Longshore Act; so when folks like you started coming home from overseas, injured and panicked, they were recommended to me and my firm.

Fast forward to the present and The Turley Law Firm PC is of the top two largest DBA Law Firms in the world.

Even if you decide to go to with another law firm or some other form of representation you will still need to do the research to build up your case with integrity and honesty. You will still need the resources to help you find the best possible lawyer for you, your family and your case.

How To Research Your Defense Base Act Case:

You can start researching your Defense Base Act case right now by following this link:

By visiting our Defense Base Act Library

Or 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.

Or 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 at: 619-304-1000

Or by checking some of these great sites to see other injured civilian contractors' reviews of DBA lawyers so you know who is the best to hire to represent your DBA case:

Or by reading my book, Win Your Defense Base Act Case


Be sure to claim your free copy of the 5 Star Book Win Your Defense Base Act Case 

Win Your Defense Base Act Case by Bill Turley

This is an eye-opening book that gives you an insider's view of the Defense Base Act and how to beat the DBA insurance company. This book will take you step by step on how to avoid the DBA insurance company tricks and traps that are designed to destroy your DBA claim. 

If you do one thing - you owe it to yourself to read the 5 Star reviews of the book on amazon.com!!

5 Stars on Amazon.com

I suggest you read my book - Win Your Defense Base Act Case before you talk to the insurance adjustergive a statementsign any forms or even hire the wrong lawyer.


Check out a few of the great 5 Star reviews on Amazon

5.0 out of 5 stars
DBA Case
December 17, 2018

This book helped immensely in preparing for what was to come with my case. When I came home from Afghanistan I had no clue where to start and what was expected of me. This book entailed what to expect from start to finish.


Stephen C.
5.0 out of 5 stars
DBA case: It's a Chess game, not checkers.
June 15, 2017

In 2014 I could not return to work. It is 2017 now and I have just won my DBA case. Bill Turleys book “Win Your Defense Base Act Case” was essential to my successful DBA insurance claim and settlement. 



Nathan Isbell
5.0 out of 5 stars
Must read book for contractors
August 2, 2018

I found this firm and their book months after my case had begun and I had another attorney. Right away this book answered questions I had been asking for months. Plain English so even non lawyers can understand the process. The firm goes out of their way to help you understand what’s going on at all times. Staff is super professional and competent always. It’s a very complicated and long process but it’s a lot easier after reading this book and hiring this firm.


Some Extra Help

Listen up cause this part is important. You are going to want to hire the best DBA lawyer out there. Does that mean limiting yourself to hiring someone in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso or Arlington? Absolutely not. Quite the opposite, you are going to need the best possible DBA lawyer no matter where they are located. If they are on the other side of the country but have the experience and skill set that allows them to win in court, HIRE THEM.

I cannot emphasize how important it is that you have the most ready and capable guide possible to take you through this process.


Need help right now?

Call us at 619-304-1000  - If you call after regular business hours, when you leave a message, be sure to repeat your name and telephone number twice, so we get it correctly. And be sure to indicate whether it's okay if we respond by text.


Text us at 858-281-8008 - Be sure and put "new DBA case" in your text.


Or you can leave us a message on this web page.


This article isn't legal advice


These discussions and/or examples are not legal advice. All legal situations are different. These testimonials, endorsements, photos and/or discussions do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter, or your particular case/ situation. Every case is different. There are any number of reasons why DBA cases are not won and/or are not as successful folks might have hoped for.


Just because we have gotten great results in so many other Defense Base Act cases, doesn't guarantee in particular result in other cases. Including, your DBA case. Every case is different.

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