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Russell Reid Ghitterman

Workers compensation Attorney at Santa Barbara, CA

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Russell

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Russell is a certified worker’s compensation specialist and an AV rated attorney, the highest rating recognized by the peer review publication, Martindale-Hubbell. For the last several years, he has been identified as a leader in the worker’s compensation field by several peer review publications such as Super Lawyers and Top Attorneys of Southern California. He is a member of the United States Supreme Court and has appeared numerous times before the California Courts of Appeal and has argued twice before the California Supreme Court.

In addition to representing injured workers before the Worker’s Compensation Appeals Board for the last 20 years, Russell has handled personal injury and County Disability retirement claims. He was privileged to have worked with his father, Allan S. Ghitterman. They laughed, argued, and ate lunch together for many years. His father was his mentor and hero. Along with his long-time spouse, Julie Harris, they are the proud parents of his two sons, Benjamin and Avi.

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Location

Ghitterman Ghitterman & Feld
418 E Canon Perdido St
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld
616 E. Chapel Street
Santa Maria, CA, 93454
Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld
2003 20th St
Bakersfield, CA, 93301
Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld
405 South B St
Suite 4
Oxnard, CA, 93030
Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld
309 W. Main Street
Suite 103
Visalia, CA, 93291
Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld
1300 W Shaw Avenue, #1A
Fresno, CA, 93711
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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Very insightful of the law
Great advice. A really knowledgeable and experienced attorney. If you need some to point you and the right direction or need of counsel I advise him
Posted by Alicia | April 29, 2010
Superb Attorney!
Russell knows worker's comp. law and proved to be such an asset in my case. He protected my rights relentlessly, passionately, and genuinely. I felt that no matter what happened, he would do everything he could to ensure I received the benefits that I was entitled to. I can't praise him enough for the superb job he has done throughout the years. I have absolute confidence in him and his partners, and recommend them without hesitation.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 15%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • PARTNER
  • GHITTERMAN, GHITTERMAN & FELD
  • 1997 - Present
  • PROFESSOR OF WORKER'S COMPENSATION LAW
  • Santa Barbara College Of Law
  • 2017 - 2017

Education

  • University of West Los Angeles School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA),
  • 1983

Sample of Legal Cases

  • SMITH V. WCAB 46 CAL. 4TH 272
  • LC 4607 ONLY APPLIES WHEN PETITION TO TERMINATE TREAMTENT IS DEFEATED
  • SMITH V. WCAB 46 CAL. 4TH 272
  • LC 4607 ONLY APPLIES WHEN PETITION TO TERMINATE TREAMTENT IS DEFEATED
  • ANDERSON V. WCAB 149 CAL. APP. 4TH 1369
  • FAVORABLE
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Associations

  • US SUPREME COURT
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association
  • SUSTAINING MEMBER
  • 1997 - Present
  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • MEMBER
  • 1990 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • MEMBER
  • 1986 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Top Attorneys In Southern California
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2019
  • America's Most Honored Professionals - Top 1%
  • America's Most Honored
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Attorney - Judicial Edition
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Lawyers.com
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • AV-Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Top Attorneys In Southern California
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2018
  • America's Most Honored Professionals - Top 1%
  • America's Most Honored
  • 2018
  • AV-Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Lawyers.com
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • PRR AV Preeminent Lawyers.com
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Attorney - Judicial Edition
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • America's Most Honored Professionals - Top 1%
  • America's Most Honored
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • AV-Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Attorney - Judicial Edition
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2017
  • Top Attorneys In Southern California
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2017
  • America's Most Honored Professionals - Top 1%
  • America's Most Honored
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2016
  • 30th Anniversary
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Attorney - 5 Years
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Attorney - Judicial Edition
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2016
  • Top Attorneys In Southern California
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • AV-Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2016
  • Top Attorneys In Southern California
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Attorney - Judicial Edition
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2015
  • Top Rated Lawyers in Litigation
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2015
  • America's Most Honored Professionals - Top 10%
  • America's Most Honored
  • 2015
  • AV-Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • America's Most Honored Professionals - Top 10%
  • Americas Most Honored
  • 2015
  • AV-Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Attorney - Judicial Edition
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2014
  • Top Attorneys In Southern California
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Attorneys In Southern California
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2013
  • AV-Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top Attorneys In Southern California
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2012
  • AV-Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2012
  • Top Attorneys In Southern California
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • AV-Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2011
  • Top Attorneys In Southern California
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Top Attorneys In Southern California
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2009
  • CERTIFIED SPECIALIST
  • State Bar of California, Workers' Compensation Section
  • 2005
  • Bar Admission
  • United States Court of Appeals for The Ninth Circuit
  • N/A
  • Bar Admission
  • United States Supreme Court
  • N/A
  • Bar Admission
  • United States District Court, Central District
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Central California Legal Services: Workers' Compensation
  • Workers' Compensation 101 and COVID-19
  • 2020
  • SUMMER 2005 CONVENTION
  • APPORTIONMENT
  • 2005
  • SUMMER 2001
  • DISABILITY RETIREMENT UNDER 1937 CERL AND CALPERS
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

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Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked side by side with Russell for almost 18 years. Although he can drive his partner crazy at times, he is the most tenacious and knowledgeable attorneys I know. You could not do better than having Russell representing you at trial."
Social Security & Disability