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Top Rated West Virginia DBA Attorney fights for the Rights of Those Covered by the DBA


Sweat the Small Stuff

You may have heard the phrase “don’t sweat the small stuff”. With the Defense Bae Act law, you can completely ignore that sage advice. All the minute details are exactly what the DBA insurance company is going to try to use to destroy you and your case.

That is why I wrote my book, Win Your Defense Base Act Case: The Ultimate Straight Talk Roadmap To The Medical Treatment and Money You and Your Family Deserve, which you can order for FREE. This “How-To” guide will break down and highlight all the “small stuff” to keep you as honest as possible and take down the DBA insurance companies.

There is also the Turley and Mara Law Firm website that covers all “the small stuff” from what exactly the Insurance Index Bureau is to what evidence will help you win your case.

You need to “sweat the small stuff”, so to speak, because it will allow you to be completely honest with your DBA case in court. And that’s important, really important. The DBA insurance companies are going to do everything they can to make you out to be a liar, the know that DBA cases are won or lost based on credibility and how the judge perceives you. This just means you have to be prepared and know every tiny detail of your case.


Hiring the Ultimate Guide

When it comes to navigating the seas of The Defense Base Act Law System you are going to be hit consistently with dark waves and you will drown if you are out there on your own. Instead hire a DBA attorney that is going to walk you through every complicated step, make sure you are as prepared as you can be, as honest as you can be and avoid the pitfalls laid out by the DBA insurance company.

Your first thought is probably going to be to hire someone in West Virginia that is close to your hometown. But the thing is if you hire someone in Charleston, Huntington, Morgantown or Parkersburg, there is a good chance that they are not going to have the experience or understanding of the DBA to win your case. It’s just how it is.

So instead look outside West Virginia and find a well-known, experienced, smart, and honest DBA attorney. Do your research; read their reviews, watch their videos, and see how they talk. Make sure they are the right representation for you.

Find out more here about how to choose your DBA case attorney wisely.



Where We Come In

The Turley and Mara Law Firm is one of the top DBA law firms in the world. We have been representing folks just like you from all over the world for the past 25 years and we’re not stopping any time soon.

We know that this is a battle you never wanted to fight. We know that this process can be long, hard and complicated. It’s our job to make it easier for you by giving you the resources and guidance to not only be prepared for but also win their DBA case.

This is why my book, Win Your Defense Base Act Case, is here for you for FREE.

This is why the valuable DBA content is here for you on the Turley and Mara Website for FREE.


Check out all of the 5 Star Reviews on amazon.com 

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The book goes into great detail about the tactics used by insurance companies to ...
December 1, 2016


After getting hurt w​hile working overseas the company I worked for denied I was injured. I purchased the book written by Mr. Turley and read it all in one night. I followed the steps he outlines in the book, then hired the Turley Law firm. The book goes into great detail about the tactics used by insurance companies to deny your claim. I recommend this book to anyone working overseas. Read it BEFORE you get hurt.

Apollo legend
5.0 out of 5 stars
You want to win?
May 23, 2018

Very informative and lets you know exactly what to expect in a DBA case. It let me know my rights as a Defense Contractor. If you feel u may have a claim or unsure about your rights this is the book.

5.0 out of 5 stars
Turley did a great job,
April 2, 2016

This book is a must read for anyone who has been injured while working overseas. Actually I wish that I would have known about it before I got hurt so I would have at least had a heads up on how things would likely go down if the unthinkable ever did happen. It is chock full of valuable information you can't find anywhere else and it is straight up honest advice. It really helps to know what you should look out for from your companies insurance carrier so you will be prepared in advance and don't wind up working against yourself. It also covers the things you shouldn't ever do if certain situations arise that will likely wind up costing you a lot of money in the end. It actually takes you through a step by step easy to understand journey on what you should realistically expect to happen if you ever do get injured.


We are based in San Diego and here is why you should care:

We are based in San Diego, California.  This is a benefit to you. Why? Because The Defense Base Act falls under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWCA). Same law, same judges, same playing field. I have been handling LHWCA cases since for 25+ years,  because San Diego has thousands of shipyard workers that are constantly in the need to representation. So even before civilian contractors were being sent out to Iraq and Afghanistan I was representing these workers. 

We have a national practice and a worldwide practice. We have represented overseas civilian contractors that have lived all over the world.  


This is why if you have any questions about what you have read here or what steps you need to take to win your DBA you are welcome to give us a call at our San Diego office.


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