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Maurice Lee Abarr

Workers compensation Attorney at Santa Ana, CA

5.0   11 reviews

also known as Maurice L Abarr, Maurice Abarr

  • Licensed for 49 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1974
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 1992

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 1992. See details

About Maurice

Learn Maurice’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    Obtaining Disability and Death Benefits for Injured Workers in California with emphasis on the catastrophically injured. All cases are considered and free consultations are provided following an interview by telephone. We give individual attention to our clients and treat them with compassion.

    49 years, 1,500 cases

  2. Appeals
    I represent invidual VETERANS who wish to appeal an unfavorable decision by the VA on their application for Disability Benefits. I am an Accredited Attorney with the Department of Veterans Affairs and authorized to appear at all administrative levels on behalf of Disabled Veterans.

    17 years, 85 cases

Early in my practice of the law, I exercised poor judgment and failed to meet my obligations to some of my clients. I was rightly sanctioned for this. Honest acknowledgment is part of the process of winning back one’s good name and building a reputation for excellence.



I believe the client reviews and attorney endorsements I've received during the intervening quarter-century reflect my commitment to legal excellence and ethical service. I’ve worked hard to earn the trust of my clients and the respect of my colleagues. I will do my best to ensure your rights are protected and to keep your interests paramount as we proceed with your case.


Maurice L. Abarr Lawyer, Inc.
201 E. Sandpointe Ave.
Suite 480
Santa Ana, CA, 92707

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Posted by Anna | February 10, 2015
Honest, Dependable, Job well done!
Mr Abarr, had taken over my case. and it was not an easy one! The day when we interviewed each other I prayed he would take my case, I had other lawyers but he was the one but when I met the office staff I knew it was a package deal and I was so please when he said he would take the case, It took some time to get the job done but Mr Abarr and the staff got the job done with a 1005 disability, Mr Abarr fought for me every step of the way and I thank him so much! He is big on communication along with the staff, and with and letting you know what was happening with your case at all times! Again Thank you so much for all that you have Done for me!
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Posted by Patricia | December 23, 2014
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Mr. Abarr is a wonderful, patient, and very knowledgeable attorney. I very much appreciate that he takes the time needed to break down in "lay man's" terms legal jargon. Although, we as clients, are the ultimate decision makers in legal cases on how we want or should proceed, his explanations of the legal judicial system allow us to make informed decisions. Although he has a very busy schedule, he makes the time to respond to phone calls and emails in a very timely manner. No matter what the issue was at hand, Mr. Abarr took the time to make sure I was informed and clarified the answers to the questions I posed. He is a very trustworthy attorney and I would highly recommend him to everyone.
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Posted by Anna | December 18, 2014
Why I decided to hire me Abarr
Me Abarr , the day we interviewed each other I knew at that very moment I could trust him as my attorney and he would help me with making the right choices in my case! I'm sure any one who hire me Abarr will be ver happy with the choice !
Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2014
Very Professional, Compasionate and Understanding.
I have utilized the services of Mr. Abarr on more than one occasion. He has by far been excellent in handling my situations. He has true compassion and really cares about his clients. He is not in it just for the money. He goes above and beyond. His staff is excellent and they respond to you very quickly if you need to contact them. I will highly recommend that any one needing his services will not be disappointed in any way. I have never met an attorney that actually talks to you not down at you. He also keeps you informed through the entire process which makes it very easy to deal with.
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Posted by Maria | October 9, 2012
Professionalism and Compassion!
I sought advice from Mr. Abarr regarding a personal matter in relation to Medical Malpractice and Sexual Battery in which I needed a better understanding of the law and my rights as a Victim. Mr. Abarr was very patient with my questions and need to talk my situation through as I was very nervous and distrustful. He walked me through the processes and aided me in wading into the waters of a potential Civil Action. Although I did not pursue my Case civilly, but on Principal and Ethics, Mr. Abarr was always available to help me understand any correspondence I received from Opposing Council and was instrumental at putting my mind at ease when I felt threatened. He was professional and compassionate and often acted as my "Coat of Armor". He would answer emails even on the off-hours during the week AND weekends. He cares about his clients and is determined to make sure Justice prevails yet he is honest and upfront if he feels a situation is not in one's favour to pursue things through a Civil Trial. I would hire Mr. Abarr in a heart-beat should I ever find myself in a situation again with needing an attorney with experience in Medical Malpractice cases. I would also highly recommend Mr. Abarr to anyone seeking advice or Counsel. It is difficult for me to trust people and Mr. Abarr instilled nothing in me but trust and confidence. His office staff were also very courteous and helpful. Thank you!
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Posted by Veronica | September 14, 2012
Amazing Lawyer!!
Maurice went above and beyond in assisting me on my workers compensation case. He kept me informed and even called after hours to answers my questions. I would recommend Maurice because he is professional, knowledgable, honest but most of all because I feel he truly cares about his clients. He certainly cared about my concerns and answered all my questions. His office is staff is fantastic and always very helpful.
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Posted by John | July 3, 2012
Excellent lawyer!
Maurice went above and beyond to handle my personal injury case. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs legal advice or case assistance. He provided many options and explained them clearly. I felt very confident during the process.
Posted by Jackie F. | March 26, 2012
Excellent Attorney!
Maurice Abarr handled my case with such urgency and went way beyond what I expected in preparing me. His office staff was great too! I highly recommend him.
Posted by Darrin | March 26, 2012
Excellent Attorney
Over the past twenty years I have consulted and hired Maurice Abarr on several occasions for legal issues regarding my business and personal matters. I have found Mr. Abarr to be straight forward, honest and extremely knowledgeable. As a bonus, his staff is professional and kind. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal help.
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Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2009
Mission Accomplished
Maurice, kept me informed, his office is very professional, and he accomplished or surpassed the goals we set at our first meetings.
Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2007
great lawyer
I was very happy with the outcome of my case I found Mr. Abarr and his office staff to be very knowledgeable and helpful throughout my ordeal. I am highly appreciate of the time and effort Mr Abbar and his staff put into my case. I would highly recomend him to my friends and family.
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 1992.

Discipline with Actual Suspension issued in CA, 1992
updated on 01/20/2016

This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Discipline with Actual Suspension issued in CA, 1991
updated on 01/20/2016

This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Public reproval with/duties issued in CA, 1985
updated on 10/14/2011

A censure or reprimand issued by the Supreme Court or the State Bar Court that is not a matter of public record unless imposed after the initiation of formal disciplinary proceedings. No period of suspension is imposed. The reproval may be imposed with duties or conditions.

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Maurice L. Abarr, Attorney at Law
  • 1976 - Present


  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • 1998
  • Western State College of Law
  • 1974

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Certified Specialist - Workers' Compensation Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • New Approaches to Litigating Medical Treatment Disputes
  • Disputed Medical Treatment
  • 2014
  • Navigating the Maze of Workers' Compensation Practice
  • Workers Compensation
  • 2014
  • Dealing With Dubon : The En Bancs, Facts and The Friction of IMR. Plus, A Midyear Case Law Review
  • Workers Compensation
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (16)
Endorse Maurice
Unknown Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Maurice Abarr since we met at Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer's College in 1998. Since that time we have trained and brainstormed client's cases together repeatedly. Maurice is a uniquely gifted lawyer and human being - the rare individual who never settles for good enough, and never stops educating himself so he can do an even better job for his clients. His personal commitment to excellence, to his clients, and to providing extraordinary advice and advocacy has earned him high praise and recognition as one of the best! Simply stated - in times of trouble - you can not go wrong having Maurice by your side."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with him on trial skills development and in preparing actual cases. He cares about justice and his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Maurice Abarr. He is an excellent workers compensation attorney."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Enthusiastically and with admiration, Maurice Abarr deserves high esteem from the public, especially those who have been injured on the job in California. As lead attorney on a leading case, Dubon, Mr. Abarr has shouldered the burden of challenging the maddening Utilization Review (UR) and Independent Medical Review (IMR)procedures that have resulted in a broken system where many legitimately injured workers cannot obtain medical treatment on a timely basis. Maurice litigated the issue all the way to the California Supreme Court and obtained some relief for injured workers as Utilization Review may now be challenged at the trial level if untimely. As a contingency fee lawyer, Maurice did not even get paid for his efforts to obtain more speedy medical treatment for injured workers across this great state of California but the case he litigated to the CA Supreme Court provides some relief to injured workers statewide who are frustrated with the seemingly endless delays."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I look up to Mr. Abarr as a wise mentor and coach. He is a caring lawyer and has a wealth of knowledge about injury law. He consistently contributes to lawyerly discussions pertaining to California Workers' Compensation law with the members of the California Applicant Attorney's Association. I endorse Mr. Abarr."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Maurice is a great lawyer and fights for his clients. He is extremely knowledgeable in his field."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Maurice is a valued contributor to our legal forum and a kind and caring lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Abarr is the attorney that I refer all my worker's compensation cases to. I have personally met and worked with Mr. Abarr, and I know that he is a compassionate and a true advocate."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the most energetic, caring, thoughtful and knowledgeable attorneys I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Your legal matters are very important to Maurice and your life will be enriched when you have the pleasure to work with Maurice."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Maurice is an excellent lawyer. During the past 15 years or so that I've known him, he has been an aggressive, smart, and zealous advocate in the pursuit of his clients' interests. He is devouted to his clients--which shows in his preparation and results. I recommend any injured worker --who cares about his or her case-- to contact Maurice."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Maurice to anyone in need of legal assistance. He is as warm and compassionate as they come, and is prepared to do whatever it takes to get justice for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Maurice on several cases. He is an outstanding attorney. He is extremely hardworking, intelligent, creative, and gets outstanding results for his clients. You can't do better than Maurice."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Abarr is an exceptionally tenacious, creative, committed and talented lawyer. You will have noticed a low rating on AVVO, due to attorney discipline issues that were resolved more than 25 years ago, but these issues have no bearing on Maurice's skills and commitment to justice in the courtroom. This lawyer puts his heart and soul into each and every case and client he represents He is also an outstanding and caring human being. None of us is defined for the rest of our lives by one or two mistakes made (and made up for) decades ago, especially when we use the experiences to learn and grow, and for the betterment of ourself and our clients. For each of these reasons, I unreservedly recommend Maurice Abarr as a champion of the rights of the injured clients he unselfishly represents daily."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred clients to Maurice Abarr because I know he's experienced, and will handle the matter in the most professional way. Simply, he cares about his clients. Maurice demonstrates dedication to his clients as he is constantly acquiring the best legal methods. Personally, Maurice Abarr has a generosity of spirit and genuine caring for others--particularly the underdog. He is deserving of my highest recommendation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I wholeheartedly endorse Maurice Abarr. He is a smart, caring, hard-working lawyer who goes above and beyond for his clients. There are few lawyers anywhere who have developed and educated themselves to the extent Maurice has. Having worked with Maurice for many years, I would trust him with my case, or my family members' cases, anytime. Whatever discipline he endured years ago is irrelevant to his current high level of practice. He is one of the best!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Maurice goes above and beyond. He has attended Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer's College, he has trained with the best of the best, and he cares deeply about his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Maurice for many years now, having worked with him through the Trial Lawyer's College. He is wise, dependable and very caring. If I lived in California, I would use Maurice as my attorney."
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Santa Ana Workers compensation Lawyer Maurice Lee Abarr
Maurice Lee Abarr
Workers compensation Attorney
Santa Ana, CA
Licensed for 49 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 1992. See details