Earl attended the University of Southern California from 1982-1986 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Mr. Schurmer received his Juris Doctorate in 1991 from Southwestern School of Law in Los Angeles. Mr. Schurmer is admitted to practice law in all of the State and Federal Courts in California and is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, American Trial Lawyers Assocation and the Ventura and Santa Barbara County Bar Associations. Mr. Schurmer is a past participant and member of the Santa Barbara and Ventura Inns of Court. He has and continues to act as Judge Pro Tem at the Ventura and Santa Barbara Superior Courts as a settlement officer and has acted as an arbitrator in numerous cases throughout Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.
Mr. Schurmer began his professional career as an associate attorney at the law firm of Gilbert, Kelly, Crowley & Jennet, an insurance defense firm in Los Angeles that specialized in defending all types of personal injury actions. Mr. Schurmer handled all aspects of litigation and gained extensive experience. He also had substantial dealings with insurance company managers and adjusters relating to value determinations and resolution of claims.
In 1993 he moved to Santa Barbara to practice law with his father at the Law Offices of Schurmer & Drane. Since that time he has handled all types of personal injury and wrongful death actions from the initial client meeting to verdict. He has handled hundreds of arbitrations and has tried numerous cases to verdict in matters ranging from automobile accidents to complex medical malpractice and wrongful death claims.
Earl and his wife Rhonda have been married for 22 years. They currently reside in Santa Barbara and are raising three children.
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|10 Best Attorneys in Client Satisfaction||American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers||2017|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2016|
|Managing Partner||The Law Offices of Schurmer and Wood||1993 - Present|
|Attorney||Gilbert, Kelly, Crowley & Jennett, LLP||1990 - 1993|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2016 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Member||2010 - Present|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||Member||2000 - Present|
|Ventura County Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|Santa Barbara County Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|The Daily Journa||Gaitan v. Park Glenn Apartments||2014|
|Southwestern University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1991|
|University of Southern California||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1986|
|BNI Weekly Breakfast Meeting||Pitfalls in Medical Malpractice||N/A|
|Auto v. Truck||$871,477.39|
|Auto vs. Auto||$3,000,000.00|
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