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Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Santa Barbara, CA

Russell R. Ghitterman
Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld
418 E Cannon Perdido St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone Work 805-965-4540
Fax Fax 805-965-5009
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2016
Licensed Since: 1986
Education: University of West Los Angeles
Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation (90%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)


Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2016

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As a partner at Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld, Russell R. Ghitterman provides dedicated legal representation to clients in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, Ventura and Kern Counties, with offices located in Santa Barbara, Bakersfield, Santa Maria and Oxnard. He focuses his practice on workers’ compensation and county disability retirement claims under the 1937 CERL.  He also handles personal injury claims in a wide variety of occupations and circumstances, including farming, construciton, law enforcement, car crashes, construction accidents, and repetitive stress injuries among others.

Mr. Ghitterman completed his undergraduate education at the University of California, Los Angeles. He then went on to earn a Juris Doctor from the University of West Los Angeles School of Law.

Since 1997, Mr. Ghitterman has dedicated himself to fighting for the rights of injured workers. He understands the devastating effects that work-related accidents can have on employees and their families. For that reason, he strives to help his clients obtain the best results possible for their legal issues.

Certified in workers’ compensation by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, Mr. Ghitterman has represented clients in numerous significant workers’ compensation cases, including a number of appeals before the Supreme Court of California. His dedication to maintaining high standards of legal ethics, while providing quality representation, has garnered Mr. Ghitterman the respect of his clients and his peers. He has received the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Beyond his work in the courtroom, Mr. Ghitterman is an active member of the legal community. He regularly shares his knowledge with others as a speaker and presenter at numerous workers’ compensation-related events, including speaking at a statewide convention for the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

About Russell Ghitterman

Law School: University of West Los Angeles

Admitted: 1986, California

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Honors and Awards:

  • AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Specialist in Worker's Compensation Law by the State Bar of California

Educational Background:

  • University of California, Los Angeles

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Last Updated: 11/3/2015
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