At Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld, our Santa Barbara workers’ compensation, injury, and disability lawyers have protected the rights of California workers since 1956. With six offices located throughout the state, we are dedicated to serving our California residents and workforce when and where they need us. We are more than attorneys, we are advocates who provide precise legal advice and representation that exceeds our clients’ expectations, so they can focus on taking back control of their lives.
We understand that getting hurt at work or in an accident caused by another person’s negligence is life changing. Our skilled attorneys and support staff apply our decades of experience and extensive resources to help our clients pursue maximum compensation for their injuries as we stand side-by-side throughout the legal process.
We are champions for justice, starting with your case. Contact us today to learn more.
At Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld, we have many attorneys who maintain a Certified Specialization in Workers’ Compensation from the State Bar of California, which is achieved and held by less than 5% of workers’ compensation attorneys. We take this designation very seriously as the skill level required is what should be expected from the entire team at GGF from how we interact, handle every aspect of cases and produce real results for real clients who need our help.
We pride ourselves on our reputation for obtaining the best result possible due to our expertise, tenacity, and accessibility in the following practice areas:
If you have been hurt at work, by another person or party’s negligence, or have questions about your eligibility for social security disability or disability retirement benefits, we will provide customized legal solutions that are designed to exceed your expectations. Contact us today to learn why we are committed to delivering our professional excellence to each of our client’s cases — no matter where they live or work in California.
When our clients have been injured — whether it happened at work or in their personal lives — they cannot count on the insurance companies or governmental agencies to make them whole again. The difference between a successful and unsuccessful outcome requires knowing where to search for all available benefits, or as we like to say, leaving no stone unturned. Our skilled California injury attorneys and our entire team are here to pursue the best outcome for each unique client.
We are here to help provide the legal experience you need to produce results so you can return to the quality of life you enjoyed before your physical or emotional abilities were altered by actions outside of your control. Contact us today to partner with skilled legal advocates who are dedicated to producing real results.
For over six decades, Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld has protected the rights of injured and disabled California residents and workers by helping them navigate the challenges from workers’ compensation insurance companies, the Social Security Administration and governmental disability programs and liability insurance companies present at every turn.
We know that no matter where or how you were injured, the insurance company is not simply going to write a blank check for your complete recovery needs. Instead, it will put up seemingly insurmountable resistance that will make your pursuit of fair and just compensation feel hopeless. You deserve more. We are dedicated and persistent advocates for our clients who leave no stone unturned when managing their unique cases. We can do the same for you and your family.
Whether you are pursuing workers’ compensation, a personal injury claim, social security disability, or disability retirement, or would like to appeal a previous denial, we can help.
We have six physical offices, in Bakersfield, Fresno, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Ventura, and Visalia, and our top tier technologies provide a virtual reach to serve clients throughout California. We offer free in-person, telephone, and virtual consultations to offer straightforward legal advice for your unique needs. Contact us today to learn more about your legal rights and options.
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I have a difficult case. Social security lost my paperwork 1/2 way through the process. Ben Feld & his wonderful Paralegal, Nancy got my case moving again & approved. They mediforicaly "held my hand" through the process. I'll always be grateful for all their help. Thank you Ben & Nancy. I highly recommend Ben Feld, esq., to anyone that needs a GREAT lawyer.Kristi Becker
I love Ghitterman, Ghitterman, and Feld (GG&F). My experience was with Attorney Ben Feld. It was an extremely stressful time for me, but I am grateful that I found GG&F. All of the staff are extremely friendly and courteous, and very professional. Ben Feld was a terrific attorney as he guided me through the disability process. Most importantly, he would return my calls or my texts very quickly. I cannot recommend GG&F more highly. They make you feel like family. If you are having problems with your disability, get to GG&F as quickly as you can.Kellie Davies
My case took 8 years to resolve due to a broken worker's compensation system. While my settlement was worth a lot to me it cost Ghitterman Ghitterman & Feld more to represent me than my case was worth. Because of this I will always be grateful for their support and commitment to helping someone like me to finally get a resolution that was fair. Thank you!Tristan Oliver
Years of good advice, and when it came down to the end, a quick and satisfying settlement. Thanks for all the help!Gayle
Benjamin Feld was amazing! I should have retained him for my OWCP case also. I had been out of work and money for almost a year. Mr. Feld got me my SSDI in 2 month on contingency, which was greatly appreciated! That was 2 years faster than the nightmares that everyone hears about. I was crying! It was a miracle! I am so thankful and grateful!!! Thank you so much Benjamin Feld!!!Kathy Geniesse
The Ghitterman group helped me immensely over the years, and when it was time to retire and settle, the transaction was quick and painless.Gayle Rasmussen
I highly recommend Mr. Feld. He was excellent in his ability to interpret and represent our family. Our concerns and emails were promptly answered. I feel confident he will be there for us in the future.Po
Jan Kaestner was top notch. Easy to work with, honest and supremely qualified. Thank you for taking my case and thank you for your goodness throughout the process.Donna
It took a while but I was very pleased. Your office was always great even when I was not happy. Thank you for all the hard work I appreciated it tremendously.Elizabeth Cosband
I hired Jan Kaestner after being involved in a very traumatic car accident which was caused by a drunk driver. Jan provided excellent legal services and obtained justice for my pain and suffering. Thank you Jan for also representing my husband who witnessed the accident and who experienced severe PTSD. I appreciate that you insisted and received his deserved compensation. It was a terrible time for us, but you made it better. Thank you so very much!Jennifer
Jill and the team took my case and did an exceptional job!! She understood the situation I was in and supported me 100 per cent. To be able to deal with the other insurance company with her integrity and honesty when the other insurance company did not was a testament to her commitment to helping me. Thank you again Jill!!!Pete Vigliotta
I was referred to Ben Feld by a friend. Ben was accessible, friendly and most importantly, helpful. A terrific legal experience, how often do you hear that? Highly recommended.Daniel Kemplar
All staff members are very professional and very helpful. They are the best. Thank you very much for all your help.Daniel Banania
Outstanding in every respect.Rick & Faith Fennell
All amazing attorneys, who truly care about their clients! It’s great to have a law firm that you can count on for so many different kinds of cases! I recommend them 100%!Sara Astorga
My overall experience with this firm has been outstanding. From the very beginning, Ben was incredibly informative, helpful, and patient with me and my situation. He, and the rest of the team, helped to make a stressful and long process so much easier. Incredibly grateful to them all!Kimberly Smalley
Excellent services from the staff to the lawyers! Thank you for helping me!Imelda P. Fernandez
Very professional. Kept me updated throughout the process. Highly recommended!John Douglas
I work at another firm, doing other kinds of law. I get calls all the time from people who want me to get them connected to specific Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld Attorney's. The most common reason given is the "human connection" people feel with these attorneys... In a difficult environment Ghitterman and company gets it. Showing people you care when they feel powerless gives them hope, and that is the first step to ending their crisis and helping them to move on with their lives.Russ Singer, R.N.
The best attorneys. Very knowledgeable and highly recommend. Elizabeth Sugmad (My caseworker) kept me updated during every step of my case. She calmed my nerves and made me feel that only my best interests were on her agenda. She's the best. My only concern is that I don't have enough thumbs to give more thumbs up for their services.Ghassan El-Andari
I have worked with these attorneys and their staff and have experienced utmost professionalism. They are well organized, very knowledgeable of the workers' compensation industry, and have had an excellent reputation for many years.Nadine