Russell R. Ghitterman

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Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Santa Barbara, CA

Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld
 | 418 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: 888-396-6589
Fax: 805-965-5009
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (90%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

As a partner at Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld, Russell R. Ghitterman provides dedicated legal representation to clients in the Central Coast (Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo) and the Central Valley (Bakersfield, Visalia, Fresno). He focuses his practice on workers’ compensation and county disability retirement claims under the 1937 CERL and CalPERS.  He also handles personal injury claims in a wide variety of occupations and circumstances, including farming, construction, 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 and as a panelist/speaker during statewide conventions for the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association.

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*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.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff


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Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2021

Certificates and Credentials

California Board of Legal Specialization

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About Russell Ghitterman

Admitted: 1986, California

Professional Webpage:


  • 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, 1983
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Office Location for Russell R. Ghitterman

418 E Canon Perdido St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Phone: 888-396-6589

Fax: 805-965-5009

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Last Updated: 2/2/2021

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