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  • Gerald Franklin Batchelder

    I endorse this lawyer. There are few attorneys who represent their clients with the distinction and excellence exemplified by Mr. Gearheart. He is one of the most knowledgeable and skilled workers compensation lawyers in the state. He is universally respected by those in the community. I enthusiastically endorse him.


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  • Brett A. Borah

    Mark Gearheart is one of the smartest, most aggessive, honest lawyers practicing workers' compensation law in California. I've known Mr. Gearheart for over 20 years and he continues to amaze me with his creative analysis and ability to get the absolute most for his clients. If I ever need a workers' comp attorney, Mr. Gearheart is on my very short list.


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Contact info

Gearheart & Otis, LLP

367 Civic Drive Suite 17
Pleasant Hill, CA, 94523


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Voted into Best Lawyers in America by PeersBest Lawyers in America2008
A-V Martindale-Hubbel rating (the highest)Martindale-Hubbell2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerGearheart & Otis, LLP1994 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Applicant's Attorneys AssociationPresident, East Bay Chapter2008 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1995 - Present
Contra Costa County Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1980 - Present
Workers Injury Law and Advocacy GroupMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ferguson v. WCAB, Raley's SupermarketEstablished expanded remedies for injured workers
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Verdict (Alameda-Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers Association)SB 899: The Betrayal and Breakdown of the Workers' Comp Bargain2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of Northern ColoradoN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Calif. Applicant's Attorneys' Assn. Summer ConventionConstitutional Rights Mandated for California Injured Workers2008