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Helping the Injured since 1956

With our certified specialists in worker's
compensation, we relentlessly pursue claims
for Work Injury, Personal Injury, Social Security
Disability, Disability Retirement through CalPERS
and Counties, employment law, and criminal defense.

Helping the Injured since 1956

With our certified specialists in worker's
compensation, we relentlessly pursue claims
for Work Injury, Personal Injury, Social Security
Disability, Disability Retirement through CalPERS
and Counties, employment law, and criminal defense.

Worker in red jacket at oil refinery.What should you do if you get hurt at work?

WORKERS' COMPENSATION

Navigating the workers' compensation system can be a
long and challenging process. We're here to use our
experience to streamline the process, take the stress off
you, and get you the benefits you need.

What should you do if you get hurt at work?

WORKERS'
COMPENSATION

Navigating the workers' compensation system can be a
long and challenging process. We're here to use our
experience to streamline the process, take the stress off
you, and get you the benefits you need.

Woman moving in her wheelchair.Learn How to Apply For SS Disability

If you're disabled and unable to work, you may be
counting on Social Security Disability to support
yourself and your family. However, most people are
denied Social Security when they apply. If you'd like to
appeal your denial, we can help.

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY

Learn How to Apply For SS Disability

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY

If you're disabled and unable to work, you may be
counting on Social Security Disability to support
yourself and your family. However, most people are
denied Social Security when they apply. If you'd like to
appeal your denial, we can help.

California Lawyers
Representing California Workers

If you have suffered an injury, whether at work or off the job, you may be wondering what to do. If you got hurt at work or in an accident, it is important to seek treatment for your injury, report it, and consult with a lawyer immediately. Your employer and its insurance company have their own attorneys, all focused on limiting or eliminating your rights. You need an experienced team of legal advocates who will fight for you and give you the advice and support you need.

At Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld, we have protected the rights of injured and disabled California workers since 1956. Our attorneys and staff will apply their experience and resources to help you pursue maximum compensation for your injuries and support you throughout the process.

We have six offices, in Bakersfield, Fresno, Oxnard, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, and Visalia. Although we generally serve clients who live in those six locations, we also have the capacity to serve clients in most parts of California. We offer free virtual consultations, which you can schedule over the phone or on our website.

If you have suffered a work injury, been denied Social Security, have been in an accident, are pursuing disability retirement, or simply want to consult a lawyer for advice on your situation, we are here to help.

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“Relentless Commitment to Protect our Clients Rights. Always.”

We are champions for
social justice.

We are committed to
professional excellence.

We are dedicated and persistent advocates for our clients.

We talk with our clients to ensure they know their rights.

We exceed our clients’ expectations.

We leave no stone unturned.

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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