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Searching for a lawyer who is a true expert in their field? Only 5% of workers’ compensation attorneys are Certified Specialists. Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld has three of those rare experts on staff. Our attorneys and staff are experienced, knowledgeable, and able to help.

We are family owned and operated out of Santa Barbara since 1956, so if you’re looking for a local business, you’ve found it. But if you want someone with the power of an established team behind them, we have that too. Our business expanded to Santa Maria in 2012, Oxnard in 2013, Bakersfield in 2014, Visalia in 2019, and Fresno in 2020.

While Santa Barbara is our Headquarters and hosts the largest majority of our staff, we have a local Attorney or Hearing Representative in each of our offices, and all six offices work together on all our cases. This gives you the dual advantage of having a local attorney who has the combined experience of our entire team behind them.

*Our Santa Barbara office is located in downtown Santa Barbara, near the Santa Barbara Courthouse and the Santa Barbara Historical Museum.

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Do I Need A Lawyer?

While you don’t need a lawyer, it can often increase the likelihood of success, as well as the amount of benefits you may receive. Because we are trained inside and outside in our field, like a surgeon is trained to make an incision, we know all the benefits available to the injured, including opportunities and value your employer or insurance company may not share with you.

According to, 72% of workers in California hire an attorney to handle their claim. The benefits increase received when claimants hire an attorney are typically:


Injured Worker


Permanent Disability Claims


Temporary Disability Claims

There’s no cost to meet with us, so give us a call for a free consultation to see if you might have a claim we can assist with.

Cases We Can Handle

Whether you were injured at work, had a loved one pass away from unsafe working conditions, or work in an office… if you’ve been injured or have a disability, we may be able to help. Types of cases we handle include:

Catastrophic & Complex Injuries

Correctional Officer Injuries

Construction Accidents

Disability Retirement

Exposure to Toxic Chemicals

Farm & Agriculture Accidents

Industrial Death Claims

Knee, Shoulder, & Elbow Injuries

Longshoremen Injuries

Loss of Hearing, Vision & Blindness

Neck & Back Injuries

Oil Industry Accidents

Peace & Safety Officer Injuries

Repetitive Movement Injuries

Social Security Disability

Truckers & Drivers

Workers’ Compensation

… And Any Other Work Related Injury

Do You Have an Office Near Me?

We have an office in downtown Santa Barbara proudly serving clients throughout Santa Barbara County in:





Los Alamos

Los Olivos


Santa Barbara

Santa Ynez