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Daniel W Epperly

Workers compensation Attorney at La Verna, CA

5.0   14 reviews

also known as Dan Epperly

  • Licensed for 12 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    95%
    I represent injured workers in the San Joaquin Valley. I am also Honored to Represent Fire-Fighters, Peace Officers, and their Survivors statewide Before the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.

  2. Employment and labor
    5%
    Assistance in Public Safety Employee Disability Retirements. Also Identification of potential FEHA and POBOR issues.

Attorney Dan Epperly represents injured workers and the dependents of persons killed at work before the California Workers Compensation Appeals Board. Dan is honored to represent Fire-Fighters, Peace Officers, and their Survivors throughout the State of California. We also represent civilian workers primarily in Central and Southern California on a case-by-case basis (especially if you have prior military service). You are welcome to call Dan for a free consultation.

Dan earned his Juris Doctor “with distinction” from San Joaquin College of Law. His first attorney job was defending Employers, Third-Party Administrators, and Insurance companies in workers compensation claims. Dan knows first-hand how unfairly some employers, claims adjusters, and defense attorneys treat injured workers. Dan actually hated that job, feeling it was wrong to cheat people out of benefits rather than helping them. For several years now, Dan has zealously represented injured workers, he does not represent any employers, he is a proud member of the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association, and is recognized as a Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law by the California Board of Legal Specialization.

For any injury requiring more than one or two doctor visits with a full recovery, you should talk to an attorney. Do not select a QME or request a Panel without the assistance of an attorney. Do not think the Claims Adjuster or the Company Doctor is your friend; they often believe their job is to minimize your claim. Do not let the adjuster take advantage of your inexperience in the complex Workers’ Comp system; If you have been injured or become ill while working in California or while working for a California employer call an Attorney, such as Dan Epperly, for a free consultation today.

PUBLIC SAFETY PERSONNEL:

Prior to becoming an attorney, Dan Epperly served over twenty years in Law Enforcement, the Fire Service, and EMS. Dan Epperly and all of his staff have the highest respect for California’s First Responders. If you are a First Responder injured at work, if you are considering your options regarding a Disability Retirement, or if you're the Survivor of a Public Safety Officer killed in the line of duty, rest assured we are here to help you.

California Public Safety and Correctional/Probation Personnel are entitled to a number of legal presumptions, most notably: Heart Trouble, Cancer, Hernia, Blood-Borne Pathogens, and the “Duty-Belt” Presumption. (Lab. C. § 3212 et. seq.) Entitlement to these presumptions vary depending upon your job classification and the particular presumption involved. Litigation of Public Safety cases is a highly technical, specialized field. It is recommended that Public Safety Personnel consult with an Attorney, such as Dan Epperly, who is knowledgeable of the interaction between Workers’ Compensation, Disability Retirements, and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Dan recommends that all California Public Safety/Correctional Personnel call us three months prior to their anticipated retirement date or any point they suffer a serious injury to explore all options including the filing of a comprehensive Workers’ Compensation claim. Such claims claim can even be filed years after retirement.

We are happy to represent Public Safety Personnel throughout California. Your case will be filed at the WCAB venue most convenient for you. If your deposition is set, we will come to you, anywhere in California, and sit right next to you. If you have questions about your rights, whether a Safety Officer Presumption applies to you, or your retirement options, please call for a free consultation. It is our honor to represent those who protect and serve.

Location

Law Offices of Dan Epperly & Associates, PC
2120 Foothill Blvd Ste 105
La Verna, CA, 91750

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Reviews

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Posted by Rodney | March 26, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Injured worker seeking that needed some advice.
I was at a point in my case where I felt I hit a snag and was unable to contact my attorney. After being frustrated for days, I decided to reach out for help and came across Daniel Epperly here on Avvo. I spoke with several other attorneys and Daniel was the only attorney that put things in layman's to where I was able to understand. If he had taken my case on I would have jumped aboard without hesitation but he was kind enough to give me a push in the right direction which helped just as much thanks.
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Response from Daniel Epperly March 27, 2018
Thank you for your kind comments. I remember speaking with you and I hope your case is going better for you now. Dan
Posted by Brianne | June 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced, Trustworthy, and Dedicated!
I’m a police officer and was injured on the job. A co-worker recommended Dan to me and only had great things to say about him. When I first called Dan, he took his time to explain how the system works and what I could expect. He always kept me informed and promptly answered my emails/calls. Dan has been supportive and informative since day one. He understands the workers comp system. With all his knowledge and experience, he was able to close the case in my favor. I would highly recommend him to my co-workers and friends.
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Response from Daniel Epperly June 12, 2017
Thank you for your years of service and thank you for your wonderful review! Please let me know if I can ever assist you further!
Posted by Leslie Hayes | February 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
DaNielsen Epperly was an amazing lawyer and helped me win my case. He was always helpful throughout the process and made sure I always underatotwha was going on. He kept me updated on the process and always promptly returned my calls. I would definitely recommend him.
Response from Daniel Epperly February 24, 2017
I am very happy that you were satisfied with my services and the outcome of your case. Thank you for your kind comments.
Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I switch to Dan after I had signed with a previous lawyer, because my first lawyer was unapproachable and my phone calls were never returned. I am a thousand times happier that I decided to go with Dan and it has been a night and day difference. He is extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and very personable. Like the other reviews on here, he does appear to care about his clients, but not just by what he says, but in his actions. Dan is also very motivated and experienced.
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Response from Daniel Epperly March 3, 2017
I am glad you are happy with my services. Thank you so much for the nice review!
Posted by Lisa C Ramsey | December 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 star attorney!
Dan cares about each client and made it his mission to win my complex case. He not only put up with me but he maintained pure professionalism when dealing with defense counsel, who tried relentlessly to bully me into giving up. Dan is your man!!!
Response from Daniel Epperly December 26, 2016
Thank you for the outstanding review! The Defense Attorney on your care was very difficult to deal with but in the end, we got you a good settlement. Thank you for your trust and again thank you for your kind comments.
Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fast Response via Email
I was in a bit of a pinch and I emailed Mr Epperly regarding a WC question. He was fast to respond and offered to hear my case by calling his office. I never called him, only bc I'm thinking about withdrawing my claim. It is a stress claim and well....it's complicated. Anyway, he is a lovely man who took the time to help me through a few questions when I needed him.
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Response from Daniel Epperly August 2, 2016
Thank you for your kind comments.
Posted by James | July 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great at what he does!
Mr. Epperly was wonderful on closing my Workman's Compensation case. He was always available for my calls and handled my difficult case with ease. I can't recommend him enough. He is an exceptional lawyer.
Response from Daniel Epperly July 11, 2016
Thank you for your kind review.
Posted by Paul | March 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
W/C Case
Mr. Epperly and hs staff treated my case as if it was their ONLY case. He kept the pressure on the defendant and ensured the other side played straight up. I was kept current on the progress of my case. And most importantly, always, always responded quickly to my inquiries, answering all my questions minus the legalese. My case ended with a better than anticipated outcome. Thank you Mr. Epperly and your staff.
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Response from Daniel Epperly March 14, 2016
Thank you very much for this great review! I am very happy that you are happy!
Posted by David | November 24, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Some Attorneys Still Wear Tall White Hats!
We had a small rodeo and one of the cowboys was wearing a black hat saying "Good Guys Wear the White Hats!" implying he's not good. Mr. Epperly has kindly shared his expert advice with hundreds of people here on Avvo putting in thoughtful responses instead of the class three word reply "Get a Lawyer!". Obviously Injured Workers will get themselves a powerful attorney once things settle down, it took time for my friends because they thought our former employer wore the "white hat", not so! After posting a question on Avoo and receiving Mr. Epperly's advice I helped my friend locate a wonderful attorney who helped my friend get 100% disability rating. Mr. Epperly did not just write "Go Get a Attorney", he spent a little more time on Avvo enabling me to get my friend help. The Adjuster denied his wife her medications, she got badly hurt, their case was re-opened after she injured herself so badly from the effects of being off the medications Cold Turkey! Mr. Epperly's advice is worth Gold, if your a injured worker and live near his office, please use him because he is one of the guys who still wear's a White Hat! Avvo has been such a wonderful tool providing the best way the potential client can meet great attorneys! I believe the client won't be disappointed because of Mr. Epperly's kindnes, he has a personal love of helping "injured workers" and his answers speak volumes. I wish he was near my house, I would hire him ASAP but we are 175 miles away. Please examine his sense of justice and you will agree with me, Mr. Epperly wear's his White Hat Well!
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Response from Daniel Epperly November 28, 2015
I am glad to have helped and glad your friend found a good attorney! Thank you for your kind words!
Posted by Jose | March 1, 2015
Difficult Case to Win
Im a retired Fire Captain and Dan Epperly represented me in my work related injury. Though a lengthy process all efforts resulted in a compromise with settlement. As Dan replied to me in an email " Im glad you are happy with the results, it was a difficult case to win and you deserved more". I will recommend Dan Epperly to all my brother Firemen who need representation in a work related injury. If your not certain about your injury call Dan and get informative advice. Jose Fire Captain (Ret.)
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Response from Daniel Epperly March 2, 2015
Thank you for your years of service and thank you for the kind review.
Posted by Mike | February 13, 2015
Workman's Comp and dealing with those challenges
Dan began working on my case when I was no longer able to receive medications and assistance from Doctors. He quickly brought himself up to speed and tackled the uphill battle of bringing their attorney(s) to the table to solve problems. He was able to successfully argue valid case law in order to insure their compliance to existing stipulations and present facts bringing about some changes that would assist me as well. The constant changes to the laws continue to present challenges, Dan never hesitates to pursuit of enforcing the original stipulation and explains the pros and cons of each potential direction. I have been very fortunate to have met Dan "on the courthouse" steps and his briefings are well prepared and easily understood. I have been able to call and speak with him no matter how big his case load and he typically calls me or e-mails me back within a day (at the longest). I've always felt as though he's taken a personal interest in my case and there's no doubt in my mind that his vast legal experience within the convoluted workman's comp, ever-changing laws have been an invaluable tool in the successes of my case. I am fortunate to have him on my side and glad that he's been so understanding of my needs.
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Response from Daniel Epperly February 17, 2015
Thank you for the kind comments!
Posted by chris | April 22, 2014
Outstanding service!
Dan took over when my case stalled after 5 years. With his aggressive approach and unwillingness to compromise with the defendant, he was able to draw up a very nice settlement and bring closure to this chapter in my life. Thanks again, Dan!
Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2013
Very knowledgeable, informative and very timely response.
I felt extremely lost in my particular situation. Mr. Epperly did an outstanding job at letting me know exactly what my options were and definitely did a great job in pointing me in the right direction. Unfortunately I live across the state, but if I was closer, I would definitely have Mr. Epperly as my lawyer. He knows his stuff, especially when related to WC issues with first responders. His guidance was priceless.
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Response from Daniel Epperly September 6, 2013
Thank you very much. Good luck!
Posted by Plutarch | July 22, 2013
Just the advice i was looking for
Probably some of the best free legal advice I have had since my W/C case of five years I can only wish my own lawyer could put out facts like Daniel did it truly helped me make a decision ! Thank you Daniel
Response from Daniel Epperly July 24, 2013
Thank you for your kind comments; I truly appreciate it!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 15%-15%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law / C.E.O.
  • Law Offices of Dan Epperly & Associates, PC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of Lawrence R. Whiting
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of Nathan D. McMurry
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Administrative Hearing Officer (pro bono)
  • City of Madera
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • Fresno Sheriff's Office
  • 1996 - 2012
  • Fire Apparatus Engineer/Fire Fighter
  • Fresno County Fire Protection District
  • 1993 - 1996
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Education

  • San Joaquin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Grand Canyon University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Probation Officer vs. County of Orange ADJ9380815
  • Trial Court Victory Upheld on Appeal
  • Probation Officer vs. County of Orange 82 Cal.Comp.Cases 378
  • Case won on appeal
  • Fire Fighter v. City of Costa Mesa 2016 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 46
  • Applicant Prevailed on all issues on appeal

Associations

  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association
  • Regular Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Workers' Comp Section California State Bar
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Fresno Deputy Sheriff's Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law
  • California Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2018
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • OCFA Retiree Meeting
  • Industrial Disability Retirments and Future Medical Care Awards
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (17)
Endorse Daniel
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan has a well deserved reputation in the legal community and is a strong advocate for his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Eperly provides a much needed service on Avvo. He donates his time to individuals who are in need of immediate legal answers."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Epperly has demonstrated a high degree of knowledge about the workers compensation system. I have no reservations recommending injured workers in his community consult with him for advice."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Epperly is very active in the Avvo community. He always provides detailed and knowledgeable advice to inquiries."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Epperly's contributions on Avvo clearly show an excellent grasp of work comp law and the ability to analyze an issue from different perspectives."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Other
"This attorney strives to always represent clients the best way possible. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Epperly is an active participant here on Avvo, and his advice is always right on point. I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Epperly consistently demonstrates a deep grasp of the intricacies of California workers compensation law, and goes out of his way to share his knowledge and expertise with those who need his help. He is a credit to the workers compensation bar."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Knowledgeable about the intersection between Workers' Compensation claims and Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) claims. I endorse this attorney."
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