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Benjamin P. Feld is a law partner with the firm Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld. Mr. Feld has been representing injured workers since 2002, providing his expertise in the areas of Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability and third party litigation services. His work has led not only to successful outcomes for his clients, but also citable appellate precedent. Mr. Feld also manages the firm's Human Resources and IT responsibilities, recently taking his firm "green" by transitioning from an antiquated paper oriented system to the cutting edge of paperless legal administration.
A graduate of the Santa Barbara College of Law, Mr. Feld has remained an active alumni with the campus. Mr. Feld is also a member of the California Applicants' Attorneys Association, the educational and policy group for workers' compensation attorneys representing the disabled. In addition, Mr. Feld has an extensive business background. Before practicing law, Mr. Feld was a local business owner and employer for 10 years dealing hands on with many of the issues facing both employers and employees in the workplace.
Personally, Mr. Feld is kept very busy with his family, which includes his wife Rhonda Henderson and their five children. When not involved in school and extracurricular activities, Mr. Feld enjoys running on our local beaches, paths and races, traveling and enjoying relaxing moments with his extensive family.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Bar Admission||United States Distict Court, Central California||2018|
|Certified Specialist||State Bar of California, Workers' Compensation Section||2015|
|Bar Admission||United States District Court, Eastern California||N/A|
|Partner||Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld||2006 - Present|
|Caseworker||Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld||2002 - 2002|
|Associate Attorney||Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld||2002 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Santa Barbara County Bar Foundation (SBCBF)||President||2015 - Present|
|National Organization of Social Security Claims Representatives (NOSSCR)||Member||2014 - Present|
|Santa Barbara County Bar Association (SBCBA)||Member||2010 - Present|
|California Applicants' Attorneys Association (CAAA)||Member||2003 - Present|
|Santa Barbara County Bar Foundation (SBCBF)||Board Member||2013 - 2015|
|Santa Barbara College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|CRLA||Workers Compensation rights for the Immigrant Worker||2019|
|UFW Bakersfield||Legal Update||2017|
|CAAA||Subsequent Injuries Benefits Trust Fund||2016|
|SBHRA||Plantiff vs Defense Counsel: Who Wins and Why?||2014|
|SLO HRC||Plantiff vs Defense Counsel: Who Wins and Why?||2014|
|Pattiz v. State Compensation Insurance Fund (2015) 43 CWCR 201||The WCAB overturned the WCJ’s finding of 100% without apportionment and remanded the matter to the trial level.|
|Chavez v. WCAB, Dept of Motor Vehicles (2004) 69 CCC 503 (writ denied)||The WCAB amended the WCJ's F&A to strike the finding that Applicant's attorney was liable for sanctions pointing out in relevant part that Applicant's attorney was genuinely seeking a change in the law|
|Atkins v. County of Santa Barbara (2005) 33 CWCR 106||The WCAB granted the removal and reversed the WCJ’s order. See above.|
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