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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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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 40%
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 20%
  4. Birth Injury: 10%
  5. Motorcycle Accident: 10%



Contingent (25-33%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Angela D Curtis

    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!


    Angela Curtis Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mark John Caruso

    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.


    Mark Caruso Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

840 County Square Dr
Ventura, CA, 93003

Donald R. Worley

840 County Square Drive
Ventura, CA, 93003



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Certificate of Appreciation - Mandatory Settlement OfficerVentura County Superior Court1997
Cartificate of Appreciation - Judge Pro TemVentura County Superior Court1996
Certificate of Appreciation - Mandatory Settlement OfficerVentura County Superior Court1993
Certificate of Appreciation - CTLA Convention LecturerCalifornia Trial Lawyers Assn.1991
Certificate of Appreciation - Judge Pro TemVentura County Superior Court1990
Presidential AwardCalifornia Trial Lawyers Assn.1988
Presidential AwardVentura County Trial Lawyers Assn.N/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/OwnerLaw Offices of Donald R. Worley1999 - 2010
PartnerWorley & Bredlau1990 - 1998
AssociateHeily & Blase1981 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMember1991 - Present
California Trial Lawyers Political ActionMember1987 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember1986 - Present
California Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1986 - Present
Ventura County Trial Lawyers AssociationPast President1988 - 1988
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
J.K,, a minor v. County of Ventura HCASettlement (structured) for $23,000,000.
Liera v. HansonVerdict for $1,510,000.
Bargsten v. P.D., M.D.Trial and settlement for $1,200,000.
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Publication nameTitleDate
OB-GYN Malpractice Prevention NewsletterOB-GYN Malpractice Prevention2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityN/AJD - Juris Doctor1975
University of CaliforniaHistory/Poitical ScienceOther - Bachelors1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ventura County Trial Lawyers AssociationPersonal Injury2009
American Board of Trial AdvocatesPersonal Injury2000
Mock Trial By The MastersTrial Procedures1999
VCTLA SeminarSpecial Trial Presentation Issues1996
Ventura County BarristersDemonstrative Evidence at Trial1994
Course on California Civil ProcedureCivil Procedure1992
Evaluation & Settlement Seminar - ChairpersonDealing With Medical, Government, etc. Liens1991
California Trial Lawyers Assn. Annual ConventionLien Land Mines1991
VCTLA Dinner MeetingTrial Objections - From Voir Dire to Verdict1989
California Trial Lawyers AssociationPersonal Injury1988
American Board of Trial Advocates Dinner MeetingCurrent State of Tort Reform in California1987