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Earl Schurmer

Personal injury Attorney at Oxnard, CA

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1990
    Active No misconduct found

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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.

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Posted by Michael | September 17, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great advice
Earl was very friendly and gave advice that was in my best interest and not just a way for him to make money of.
Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2014
Hopefully you'll never need an attorney, but if you do.....
Overall, I am very satisfied with my experience with Schurmer & Drane. They have a great staff and I was kept informed of my case's progress. My case was due to a fall which resulted in a badly broken ankle. I had hoped to be able to deal with the property owner (and his insurance company) directly and that resulted in frustration and worry. I did not have health insurance and was very concerned about the cost of surgery and physical therapy - not to mention the time off work. The total settlement was higher than I had hoped and all of my medical bills were paid.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • The Law Offices of Schurmer and Wood
  • 1993 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Gilbert, Kelly, Crowley & Jennett, LLP
  • 1990 - 1993


  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Southern California
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Legal Cases

  • Auto v. Truck
  • $871,477.39
  • Auto vs. Auto
  • $3,000,000.00
  • Premises Liability
  • $995,000.00
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  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Attorneys in Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • 2017
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016


  • The Daily Journa
  • Gaitan v. Park Glenn Apartments
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • BNI Weekly Breakfast Meeting
  • Pitfalls in Medical Malpractice
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
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Personal injury Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Outstanding Trial Attorney."
Car accident Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Earl should be your first call on any personal injury matter. He fights to the end, with integrity and loyalty. There's no better lawyer in the area."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Slip and fall accident Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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