Earl Schurmer

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Oxnard, California

The Schurmer Firm
Earl Schurmer
The Schurmer Firm

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Medical Malpractice; view more

Licensed in California since: 1990

Education: Southwestern Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022

The Schurmer Firm

300 Esplanade Drive
Suite 1180
Oxnard, CA 93036 Visit website


Earl Schurmer is a top-rated, award-winning trial attorney at The Schurmer Firm, with its primary office location in Oxnard, California. Serving as the firm's owner and managing partner, he 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.

With more than 30 years of litigation experience, 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 at UCLA, which allows him to better address the medical aspects of his clients’ cases. 

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 arbitrations.

A 1986 Bachelor of Arts, political science, graduate of the University of Southern California, Mr. Schurmer obtained his Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School 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 Association of Los Angeles, the American Association for Justice, the Santa Barbara County Bar Association and the Ventura County Bar Association, as well as the Santa Barbara and Ventura American Inns of Court.

Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and outstanding legal abilities, Mr. Schurmer has been rated Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished.* He is a recipient of the “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.

*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

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Medical Devices, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Defects, Personal Injury - Plaintiff

  • 70% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1990, California

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

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Los Angeles Trial Lawyers' Charities, Honorary Board Member
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
Educational Background:
  • University of Southern California, Bachelor of Arts degree, Major: Political Science, 1982-1986

Office location for Earl Schurmer

300 Esplanade Drive
Suite 1180
Oxnard, CA 93036

Phone: 805-981-0764


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022

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