Russell Ghitterman

Russell Ghitterman

Santa Barbara, California

Russell is a certified worker’s compensation specialist and an AV rated attorney, the highest rating recognized by the peer review publication, Martindale-Hubbell. For the last several years, he has been identified as a leader in the worker’s compensation field by several peer review publications such as Super Lawyers and Top Attorneys of Southern California. He is a member of the United States Supreme Court and has appeared numerous times before the California Courts of Appeal and has argued twice before the California Supreme Court.

In addition to representing injured workers before the Worker’s Compensation Appeals Board for the last 20 years, Russell has handled personal injury and County Disability retirement claims. He is privileged to be working with his father. They laugh, argue, and eat lunch together. His father is his mentor and hero. Russell hopes to continue practicing law with his father for many years to come. Along with his long-time spouse, Julie Harris, they are the proud parents of his two sons, Benjamin and Avi.

Areas of Practice

  • 70% Workers' Compensation
  • 15% Disability Retirement
  • 15% Civil Litigation