Earl Schurmer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Oxnard, CA

Schurmer and Wood
 | 300 Esplanade Drive, Suite 1180
Oxnard, CA 93036
Phone: 805-981-0764
Fax: 805-650-6063
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Construction Litigation: Consumer (10%)
Attorney Profile

Earl Schurmer is a top-rated, award-winning trial attorney at The Law Offices of Schurmer and Wood, which has office locations in Oxnard, Santa Barbara and Marian Del Rey, California. Serving as the firm's managing partner, Mr. Schurmer focuses his practice primarily on representing the rights and entitlements of those who suffered an injury or lost a loved one as the result of someone else's negligence.

Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Schurmer has achieved considerable success handling all types of serious personal injury and wrongful death claims, particularly in the area of medical malpractice. Fully committed to this area of his practice, he has gained extensive medical education and hands-on training through the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, which allows him to better address the medical issues his clients are facing. He possesses more than 25 years of litigation experience.

Early in his legal career, Mr. Schurmer worked for an insurance defense law firm, where he gained invaluable insight into the industry and the tactics insurance providers use to reduce or deny claims. Armed with this experience, he can devise the most effective strategies to help his clients recover the full amount of compensation they deserve, and he has secured millions of dollars in settlements and awards for his plaintiff clients both at trial as well as through negotiations and arbitration.

A 1986 graduate of the University of Southern California, Mr. Schurmer obtained his Juris Doctor from Southwestern School of Law in 1991. He holds his admission to practice before all of California's state and federal courts, and he serves as the Judge Pro Tem for the Santa Barbara and Ventura Superior Courts.

Highly active in his legal community, Mr. Schurmer is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, the Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, the American Trial Lawyers Association, and the Santa Barbara County and Ventura County Bar Associations, as well as the Santa Barbara and Ventura Inns of Court.

Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and outstanding legal abilities, Mr. Schurmer has earned a Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished* peer review rating and a 10 Best in Client Satisfaction award from the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys. He has also received Superb client ratings on Avvo along with numerous testimonials and referrals from those he has served.

Devoted to helping those less in need, Mr. Schurmer helped establish and serves on the board of the Hands 4 Others, nonprofit, which strives to provide clean drinking water to people across the globe.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (80%)

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (10%)

Construction Litigation (10%)


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Super Lawyers: 2020

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About Earl Schurmer

Admitted: 1990, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.schurmerwood.com/our-attorneys/earl-schurmer/

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Santa Barbara Superior Courts, Settlement Officer
  • Ventura Superior Court, Judge Pro Tem
  • Santa Barbara and Ventura Inns of Court, Past Participant and Member
  • Ventura and Santa Barbara County
  • State and Federal Courts in California
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles
  • Consumer Attorneys of California

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Los Angeles Trial Lawyers' Charities, Honorary Board Member
  • Hands4Others, Founder and Current Board Member

Educational Background:

  • University of Southern California, Bachelor of Arts degree, Major: Political Science, 1982-1986
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Office Location for Earl Schurmer

300 Esplanade Drive
Suite 1180
Oxnard, CA 93036

Phone: 805-981-0764

Fax: 805-650-6063

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Last Updated: 10/19/2019

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