5.0 stars 50 totalReview Peter Schaeffer
Posted by Maria
I contacted four worker’s comp attorneys before speaking with Dr. Peter Schaeffer. All four attorneys said that they would not take my case because it would be too hard, they would not be successful, etc. I suffered a heart attack on the job. I was very discouraged and feeling quite bad during a time when I should have been focusing on my recovery. Dr. Peter Schaeffer too did say that my case would be tough, but accepted the challenge. I immediately felt relived after meeting him just once. He said that he would fight for me, and that is just what he did. This man is truly compassionate and tough when it is needed. A few months before settling my case Dr. Schaeffer entrusted my case to his associate, Jennifer Bentley (JJ). JJ was knowledgeable about my case from the beginning and made me feel at ease on court days. She explained everything to me step-by-step as we got closer to a final settlement. JJ surprised me with a larger award than I expected!!
Posted by Adriana
I hired Dr. Peter Schaefer for my worker's comp claim. At my consultation I had a great impression on him and his staff. E-mails and phones calls were replied to and answered within minutes after. Once I was scheduled for my deposition with the defense attorney I was never told that JJ would be the one handling my case. I spend over an hour with JJ getting prepared for the deposition once the Defense Attorney arrived, she went to go tell him we were ready to start took over 5 minutes speaking with him then she came back to me to tell me that it was better for me to settle my case, I asked the reason why and she told me that if they would offer me so much would I take it and that way we didn't have to continue with the deposition. I was concern about my treatment for my carpal Tunnel and she told me that I can just go to my regular doctor and get treated. She also told me that the amount that they were giving me was good because we might loose my case she never gave me explanations of the reason why. It seemed like if she was just pushing me to get the settlement done. I had many questions and at the end she seemed bothered and told me. " Look if we continue with your case I'm going to be hinest with you it can take up to 3 yrs and we might not even be able to settle for the same amount as now, it will be less so I suggest you take it is better for you to settle right now and just start getting treated by your doctor" I took the settlement un satisfied with it due to no physical therapy for both of my wrist. I called my doctor on Monday and they told me they were not able to see me t all that I had to go back to workers comp since it was a work related injury. I called the lawyers office and explained to them the and situation and they told me that they will have JJ call me back, I received the call from Dr. Peter and he told me that from his understanding I left satisfied with my settlement that because JJ had told him that everything went great and that I just wanted to settled and not continue with the deposition that because I felt uncomfortable. I told him that was a lie that I felt pressured and that it took me almost 2 hours to agree to get the settlement since JJ had said that at the end we might loose my case and gave me no explanations. He told me that he was going to cancel the settlement and that we were going to proceed with the deposition per my request. The following day I seek another lawyers advice and changed lawyers. It seems that at this office all they want is just to close the case with a settlement and not fight for you at all. This was my worse experience ever.
Posted by John
Dr. Peter Schaeffer and his staff are so helpful. My case was not the easiest yet they truly made me feel like they really cared, with their very personalized service. Without a doubt, I got the very best lawyer for me.
If you're looking for a lawyer who really cares and listens to your needs, Dr. Peter Schaeffer is the MAN!
Posted by Heather
Three years ago I was injured at my place of employment. I was referred to Peter and from the first moment I met Peter and his entire staff I knew I was in good hands. Being that I had never been injured before and felt my life was over, Peter spent several hours explaining the process to me and had my best interest at hand. The entire step of the way Peter and his staff walked me through each step of my case. Peter also helped get the best Dr.'s to see me and helped get me on the road to recovery. Peter operates with the highest integrity and works very hard for you. I can't say enough nice things about Peter Schaffer and his full team. They truly cared about me and made sure I was ok. When we were in the settlement phases Peter continued to work hard to make sure I was taken care of. If you want an attorney who truly goes to bat for his clients and really cares you should hire Peter. Thank you again Peter and team!!
Posted by Sara
I hired Mr Schaeffer after reading his stellar reviews here on this site. He invited me to his office to talk about my case and made sure I knew everything I needed to get started. I was nervous but he immediately put me at ease, made me laugh, and assured me that even though I wasn't a "big ticket" case he would do everything in his power to get me all I deserved. He never made me feel like I was just a paycheck to him, more like a friend. I could always email him and get an answer directly from him. If I called his office, even if he was busy his group of assistants were always available to answer any questions and concerns I had. It was a scary couple months because I was afraid of the outcome but he assured me that it would all work out in my favor, and it DID! I would recommend him to anyone who wants a confident, experienced lawyer who talks to you like a person and not just a case number. Thank you so much !!!
Posted by Patty
i hired him because he seemed the one I needed for a head injury at work. He set me up with a 'good friend' of his and months of useless appointments with talk therapy. When I was in extreme pain I called the Dr for help. I was told he had not been paid yet and wouldn't see me. Peter never gave me a Dr to see. About a year of his so called service he wanted to settle. I called him crying with extreme pain with pressure in my head, ears, and neck issues and I desperately needed help. After going to the ER I saw him at his office (an hour drive) a few days later, only to hear him belittle my injury and say "I don't believe you. If you don't like it fire me."
I would never recommend him for a Work Comp case, much less for a head injury.
Posted by Diana
Dr. Peter Schaeffer has proven to be my best choice as a workers’ compensation attorney. I searched around, and I kept coming back to him, and as a result, he has proven his excellence in many important ways. I chose him because I could tell from the very first consultation visit that he is well-spoken, well-informed about California’s Workers Compensation Laws and because of his apparent passion for his clientele’s best interests. My case was finished in only one year and nine months. Within that time, because of Dr. Schaeffer, I received disability benefits and the best medical services that are available in the Coachella Valley for my types of injuries to the spine and shoulders. My case was a particularly difficult one because of my status as an adjunct professor. Dr. Schaeffer didn’t let that get in his way because he knew that California Workers Comp laws apply to everyone who is legally employed by a business or organization. One thing that I truly appreciated about him is that he kept me informed throughout the entire process. If I had questions, all I had to do is email him, and he would answer my questions in a timely fashion. He’s honest, and he follows the law to the dime. I was particularly impressed by his oratory skills in front of the judge during our expedited trials. He was polite, ethical, well-spoken, honest, and yet, he was assertive. His team is equally as impressive as Dr. Schaeffer; they truly represent his compassion and professionalism. Furthermore, underneath all of that professionalism, he’s exceptionally kind and thoughtful of others. If you want a workers’ comp attorney that truly fights for your rights, I highly recommend Dr. Schaeffer; he is without a doubt, the attorney for you. He cares, and he will get you what you are entitled to in a timely fashion.
Posted by Debora
Dr. Schaeffer won an outstanding and beyond my expectations settlement for me. He provided professional, friendly, and approachable service throughout the years. He went out of his way to meet with me on several occasions. His staff is knowledgeable and professional. He has a very sharp wit and knows his insurance foes. Without hesitation, I highly recommend this lawyer.
Posted by Joshua
Peter Marc Schaeffer was a delight to have as my representation. I am very pleased with the outcome of my case and would recommend him to my Family and closest friends. He will get you the money or treatment you deserve as he did for myself. My family and I are very happy that he took care of us like we were one of his own children. Thank you Peter for your hard work and dedication on my case.
Anonymous review posted on
This guy is great, got me a very good settlement from my old Company’s workers Comp/ Insurance carrier.
If you’re in need of similar services I would recommend him 100% without reservation.