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Daniel W Epperly

Daniel W Epperly

Practice areas:

Workers Compensation

About Me

Prior to becoming an attorney, Dan Epperly served over twenty years in Law Enforcement, the Fire Service, and EMS. For most of his career, Dan was a Deputy Sheriff with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, earning numerous community awards including being named the 1998 “Rookie of the Year” by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, as well as being honored by the Fresno Deputy Sheriff’s Association for “Outstanding Service.” Dan loved his public safety career, but, sadly due to a work injury, he was forced to retire from the Sheriff’s Office.


Dan graduated from San Joaquin College of Law earning a Juris Doctorate with Distinction. His first attorney job was defending employers, insurance companies, and third-party administrators in workers’ compensation cases. Dan knows first-hand how unfairly some claims adjusters and defense attorneys treat injured workers. Dan actually hated that job; feeling it wrong to cheat people out of benefits rather than helping them.


Dan now represents injured workers and their families. He primarily represents Public Safety personnel but he also represents civilian workers, especially those with prior military service.


 If you are a Public Safety Officer (Police/Fire/Corrections, etc.) you need an attorney who thoroughly understands all of the Safety Officer presumptions, the demands of the job, and the interplay of Work Comp, Disability Retirements, and the Fair Employment and Housing Act. Dan is truly honored to represent Firefighters, Peace Officers, and their Survivors state-wide before the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. He will always help those who protect and serve. 


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2011

  1. Workers Compensation: 100%



Contingent (15%)

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • John David Herrera

    Mr. Epperly has demonstrated a very in depth understanding of complex workers' compensation issues and shows genuine compassion for injured workers. Choosing him as your attorney would be a great decision.


    John Herrera Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brent James Pfeiffer

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Brent Pfeiffer Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of Lawrence R. Whiting

1851 E. First Street, Suite 430
Santa Ana, CA, 92705




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top ContributorAvvo2015
Top ContributorAvvo2014

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate AttorneyLaw Offices of Lawrence R. Whiting2013 - Present
Associate AttorneyLaw Offices of Nathan D. McMurry2012 - 2013
Administrative Hearing OfficerCity of Madera2011 - 2013
Deputy SheriffFresno Sheriff's Office1996 - 2012
Fire Apparatus Engineer/Fire FighterFresno County Fire Protection District1993 - 1996


Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2011 - Present
Fresno Deputy Sheriff's AssociationMember1996 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
San Joaquin COLLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
Grand Canyon UniversityPublic Safety AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science2006

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
OCFA Retiree MeetingIndustrial Disability Retirments and Future Medical Care Awards2015