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Donald Richard Worley

Car accident Attorney at Ventura, CA

4.8   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 47 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1975
    Inactive No misconduct found

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Don Worley has specialized in personal injury and wrongful death cases arising out of vehicular collisions, pedestrian and motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability cases and aviation and watercraft accidents for 35 years, and has practiced in Ventura County since 1981.  He is active in various bar organizations, including Consumer Attorneys of California, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association (Past President), and has served as a Judge Pro Tem and on various committees of the Ventura County Superior Court.


He has certified recognition of experience by CTLA in the fields of Product Liability, Trial Law, General Personal Injury and Professional Negligence, and has lectured at seminars sponsored by the California Trial Lawyers Assn., American Board of Trial Advocates, Ventura County Trial Lawyers Assn. and many other law-related organizations.  Martindale-Hubbell, a national attorney rating service, has given Don Worley an AV rating, which is its highest possible rating.

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Posted by Susan | May 14, 2010
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Mr. Worley has shown many outstanding qualities while representing me, the most important being integrity. He is highly intelligent, has amazing recall for details and has excellent communication skills with with the client and in the courtroom. He is compassionate but not patronizing, supportive while at the same time expecting only honesty from the client. He creates a relationship based on his philosophy to right a wrong with determination. Beyond possessing the highest standards of professionalism and a kind nature, what impressed me the most was his willingness to invest his best efforts to obtain a fair resolution. I am very grateful for having had Mr. Worley's help during a difficult time.
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Posted by Tonya | April 26, 2010
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Mr. Worley is diligent and persistent. He doesn't give up and he communicates everything that is going on with your case in a timely manner. He is a wonderful attorney who does right by his clients and treats them fairly. He doesn't make promises he cannot keep, however he does promise to do his best and he certainly goes above and beyond my expectations of "best"! I recommend Don Worley wholeheartedly! He truly is one of the best!
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Posted by Tambra | April 16, 2010
Looking for an Excellent Malpratice Lawyer? Don R. Worley is the Man
Don makes you feel like one of the family. He keeps you abreast of all the procedures and explains what is happening in a way that you would understand. He has your best interest in all that does for you, and to me it seems like he is not in it for the money. It been over 7 years, and he still checks on me at least twice a year.
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Posted by Mark | April 14, 2010
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My wife didn't HAVE a stroke, it was hand delivered by two inept doctors, who reversed a very simple medical proceedure. A proceedure so elementry, that a group of their peers found it incomprehensible that anyone with a medical education could make such an error. Naturally, they pointed fingers at one another, each denying any responsibility. This would clearly be a difficult case to prove in court. Don met with their insurance agents and convinced them to settle out of court, winning a settlement that was somewhat in excess of California malpractice liability limits.
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Posted by James | April 12, 2010
Well done Don!
Don did a superb job in looking out for my interests. He was very persistant in seeking appropriate compensation form the other fellow's insurance company. He was even able to get my medical insurance to reduce their charges against the settlement. Finally, he was willing to reduce his fee in order to see that I was justly compensated. He was first-class all the way. I also now consider him a good friend. I strongly recommend him to others.
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Posted by James | April 23, 2010
Excellent Results!
Donald Worley was recommended to me by a friend that had a workplace injury. Both my friend and I had excellent results.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-33%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • Law Offices of Donald R. Worley
  • 1999 - 2010
  • Partner
  • Worley & Bredlau
  • 1990 - 1998
  • Associate
  • Heily & Blase
  • 1981 - 1989


  • Loyola Law School
  • law
  • 1975
  • University of California
  • undergraduate
  • 1972

Legal Cases

  • J.K,, a minor v. County of Ventura HCA
  • Settlement (structured) for $23,000,000.
  • Liera v. Hanson
  • Verdict for $1,510,000.
  • Bargsten v. P.D., M.D.
  • Trial and settlement for $1,200,000.
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  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • California Trial Lawyers Political Action
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • California Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Past President
  • 1988 - 1988
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Certificate of Appreciation - Mandatory Settlement Officer
  • Ventura County Superior Court
  • 1997
  • Cartificate of Appreciation - Judge Pro Tem
  • Ventura County Superior Court
  • 1996
  • Certificate of Appreciation - Mandatory Settlement Officer
  • Ventura County Superior Court
  • 1993
  • Certificate of Appreciation - CTLA Convention Lecturer
  • California Trial Lawyers Assn.
  • 1991
  • Certificate of Appreciation - Judge Pro Tem
  • Ventura County Superior Court
  • 1990
  • Presidential Award
  • California Trial Lawyers Assn.
  • 1988
  • Presidential Award
  • Ventura County Trial Lawyers Assn.
  • N/A
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  • OB-GYN Malpractice Prevention Newsletter
  • OB-GYN Malpractice Prevention
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Personal Injury
  • 2009
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Personal Injury
  • 2000
  • Mock Trial By The Masters
  • Trial Procedures
  • 1999
  • VCTLA Seminar
  • Special Trial Presentation Issues
  • 1996
  • Ventura County Barristers
  • Demonstrative Evidence at Trial
  • 1994
  • Course on California Civil Procedure
  • Civil Procedure
  • 1992
  • Evaluation & Settlement Seminar - Chairperson
  • Dealing With Medical, Government, etc. Liens
  • 1991
  • California Trial Lawyers Assn. Annual Convention
  • Lien Land Mines
  • 1991
  • VCTLA Dinner Meeting
  • Trial Objections - From Voir Dire to Verdict
  • 1989
  • California Trial Lawyers Association
  • Personal Injury
  • 1988
  • American Board of Trial Advocates Dinner Meeting
  • Current State of Tort Reform in California
  • 1987
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (10)
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Medical malpractice Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Don Worley as the most experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney in Ventura County. He operates on the conservative side and doesn't make false promises to his clients like some attorneys do. Don is also an upstanding person with impeccable character & integrity!"
Car accident Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Worley is a fine lawyer with extensive experience in trial law and with wide knowledge about the local area and legal environment. He is responsive to his clients and their needs are his preeminent concern."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a great guy and knows how to handle medical malpractice and personal injury cases in general."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Don Worley for some 20 years and have developed a strong and well deserved appreciation for his skills as an advocate, his professional approach to the law and his exceptionally high ethical standards. I have and will continue to recommend Don as a very well qualified practitioner in his area of specialty."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Don Worley is an excellent and highly experienced trial attorney. I wholeheartedly endorse his work."
Personal injury Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Donald is a very knowledgeable and skilled lawyer in the field of major personal injury and medical malpractice. He is an authority in this area, having practiced locally for over 30 years. In addition, he is honest, ethical, and a genuinely nice guy to work with. Many lawyers are only after a quick buck. Don will seek to protect your interests and give you fair, honest advice on your case."
Medical malpractice Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Don is an outstanding trial lawyer and has an excellent reputation in our legal community. He is insightful and really cares about his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Don Worley is an outstanding personal injury lawyer. He fights hard for his injured clients and gets achieves for them fantastic results in an era when everyone says "insurance companies aren't paying". They're still paying Don's clients handsomely. He has the expertise, litigation know-how and energy to get the job done. You can't go wrong with Don."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred several cases over the years to Don. He gives each client the attention they need on their cases. Don has obtained some great results, and even on cases where there wasn't much/any reward for Donthere, he has taken the time to work with the client and explain the situation. He's the go to med/mal lawyer for most of the lawyers in my firm."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I endorse Donald R. Worley because he is a brilliant personal injury attorney of extremely high moral standards. In addition to achieving incredible results for his clients, he is also a wonderful, compassionate, down-to-earth person, and his clients adore him. I recommend him without qualification to anyone who wants to maximize their settlement or verdict award in a personal injury or wrongful death case in Ventura County."
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