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Jeffrey B. Wolfert

Workers compensation Attorney at Berkeley, CA

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2001
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Jeffrey Wolfert grew up outside New York City before receiving his undergraduate degree from The University of Vermont. He was exposed to law at a very early age since both of his parents were lawyers. His father worked in Real Estate Law and mother worked for Legal Aide representing underprivileged individuals in the New York City area. It was the stories of those being taken advantage of by insurance companies, employers, landlords, and medical providers that interested him in representing individuals. His first experience was in trademark and patent litigation. It was clear early on that he was not interested in representing large companies. He then assisted with representation of individuals with all aspects of Immigration Law. After passing the California State Bar, he began to work in Workers’ Compensation Law. His first opportunity to work in this area of law came from a large law firm representing the insurance companies. Here he gained vast incite on how the insurance companies process Workers’ Compensation claims and how many of them strategize against injured workers to limit their benefits. He left to use this experience with representing injured workers’ in their claims against insurance companies.

Jeffrey has handled hundreds if not thousands of cases on both sides of the Workers’ Compensation issues. He has gone to trial on many of the cases but also knows when cases should be settled. He prides himself on building good relationships with his clients to ensure that they are heard throughout their litigation process, which can often be stressful to his clients.

He received his law degree from Golden Gate University in 2001, and has a B.S. in Political Science from The University of Vermont in Burlington Vermont. He has been with Law Offices of Barry P Gorelick since 2009. Before joining the firm, Jeffrey was employed by Laughlin Falbo, Levy and Moresi, Van Der Hout & Bragagliano and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Jeffrey Wolfert
732 Addison Street, Suite D
Berkeley, CA, 94710


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Posted by Phyllis | August 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Definitely hire him
Mr. Wolfert handled a Worker’s Compensation death claim for our family. From the first time we contacted Mr. Wolfert, he was very informative and provided basic information as to the claim. After initially working with the lawyers for the company, we determined to hire Mr. Wolfert to represent our interests. His expertise and judgment were invaluable. He kept in contact through each aspect of the case, was responsive to any inquiry we had, and handled everything in a very professional, competent and caring manner. Mr. Wolfert kept contact with the Court and opposing attorneys to move this case quickly, which was especially remarkable given the fact that the pandemic delayed many court matters. The case was scheduled for a telephone trial in July of 2020, and with the comprehensive briefing provided by Mr. Wolfert, the case settled the morning of trial, after discussion among the attorneys and the Judge, for an amount that was more than we anticipated and had been offered by opposing Counsel in any pretrial settlement discussions. I cannot state enough the extent of the valuable service that was provided by Mr. Wolfert. It is without hesitation that I would recommend hiring him.
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Posted by Robert | February 11, 2019
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Only call you should make
I was very blessed to have had Mr. Wolfert as my attorney, not only was professional and experienced, he was very considerate even when i was at my worst. When my case came to a close and was settled, my outcome and settlement far exceeded my expectations.
Posted by Mr Heredia | February 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer ever
Jeffrey and his team have done an extraordinary job in assisting me in getting the most out of my state benefits/rights. I have been a client of his since 2006 and he has never disappointed me.
Posted by Laura | April 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
I had my first consultation with Mr Wolfert, back in 2013. I have since, been a client of his, I am very happy with my decision to hire him, he is experienced and very humane, considerate and he explains everything in a way that you can understand. Every time I call or email, I always get an answer, in a timely manner. Jessica Cornejo, paralegal, has always been there to help and answer any questions or doubts that I may have, along with all or any other person that might answer the phone. They are all very helpful and professional Thank you all for your continued help Laura
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Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2017
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Awesome Workman's Compensation Attorney.
True definition of what a Worker’s Comp Attorney   Jeff Wolfert is a true definition of what an attorney for worker’s comp should be. He represents his clients with honesty, integrity and respect. Trusting in Mr. Wolfert has helped me through this difficult time. I knew I was in excellent care. His staff is AWESOME! I could always rely on them as well.     I highly recommend Jeff Wolfert for anyone who is dealing with worker’s comp. You will be so much more at ease knowing someone is taking care of you.
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Posted by conniem0601 | January 29, 2015
A Knight In Shinning Armor - FOR REAL
It has been 3 years since Jeffrey Wolfert took my case, and I am Happy to Report that my case has come to a close. It's was a real bumpy ride, however Mr. Wolfert and his staff stood by me and gave me the support and attention my case needed. Mr. Wolfert was able to secure a substantial settlement on my behalf, I wanted a Compromise and Release settlement and that he got for me, with my up front Medical Set Aside, along with the annual payout for Medical Services, I will NEVER have to go through the Insurance Company EVER to receive the ongoing care I will need for the rest of my life. As far as Workers Comp goes, I feel that I have been made whole. Mr. Wolfert put a lot of time and attention in my case, he is worth his weight in GOLD. Not Only is he a Great attorney, He is a Great Person. Mr. Wolfert is a personable and kind individual and is Always On Top of his Game. The Workers Comp System is so broken and in favor of the Insurance Companies at the moment, I urge anyone who is in a workers comp case to get proactive in contacting their representatives to effect change in the current laws that are stacked up against the injured worker and in favor of the Insurance Companies. Every Voice Counts. I highly recommend Jeffrey Wolfert, Esq. for anyone who finds themselves in the Black Hole of the CA Workers Comp System
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Posted by Catherine | January 15, 2015
A Workers' Compensation Lawyer for the Underdog
Jeffery B. Wolfert, Esq., is a gentleman one will trust from the very start. I strongly stand by this bold statement. When Mr. Wolfert took on my Workers' Compensation case, I immediately was at ease knowing he was on my side. Like you, a hard working underdog, I did not know what to do nor did I understand much of the Workers' Compensation system. Mr. Wolfert thoroughly explained situations as they came about and consistantly offered solid advice. We had a three year working relationship that resulted with medical care for my work related injury for life. I can not thank him enough. I highly recommend Mr. Wolfert to be your Workers' Compensation lawyer as he will not only treat you with respect and dignity, he will represent you with the utmost of care and competency.
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Posted by Tom C. | December 10, 2012
Overall Review
Jeff handled my workers comp very professionally, kept me well informed and fought for me all the way through. And in the end he fought and got me a well deserved financial compensation, I would recommend Jeffrey Wolfert to everybody!!!!!!!
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 15%-15%


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Gorelick & Wolfert, LLP
  • 2014 - Present
  • Associate
  • Law Office of Barry Gorelick
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Paralegal
  • Van Der Hout & Brigagliano
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Laughlin Falbo Levy & Moresi
  • 2001 - 2009
  • Paralegal
  • Lexington Law Group
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Paralegal
  • Van Der Hout & Brigagliano
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Paralegal
  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP
  • 1995 - 1997
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  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of Vermont
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • Permanent Total Disability (100%)
  • 100% Permanent Disability


  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association
  • President
  • 2011 - 2013
  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association
  • Media Committee
  • 2009 - 2016

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Specialist Workers Compensation
  • State Bar of California - Certified Specialist
  • 2016
  • Certified Specialist Workers Compensation
  • State Bar of California - Certified Specialist
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Rating Conference
  • Combining Disability - Adding Disability Without the CVC
  • 2015
  • Rating Conference
  • Permanent Total Disability
  • 2014
  • Paralegal Conference
  • Paralegal Conference
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Endorse Jeffrey
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Jeffrey Wolfert. Jeff is a highly competent and skilled workers' compensation attorney. This past year, I referred Jeff a somewhat complex matter involving serious injuries and a host of legal issues. Jeff handled the file with ease and recently obtained a very favorable settlement on behalf of the client, all while keeping the client (and me) thoroughly informed throughout the process. Without hesitation, I would trust Jeff with any workers' compensation matter."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"From experience as opposing counsel, I know Attorney Jeff Wolfert is a tough, experienced litigator who is unafraid to take hard cases and win. He is an excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person outside the courtroom. His knowledge and experience are matched only by his calm, professional manner in the courtroom. I wholeheartedly recommend Attorney Jeff Wolfert."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff Wolfert is a great Oakland worker's compensation attorney. He fights hard for his clients and has a very helpful, bilingual staff. Jeff is also easy to talk to and down to earth. If you need an excellent worker's compensation attorney in Oakland, call Jeff."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Jeff Wolfert. I have observed Jeff handling many cases before judges at the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board. He is thoroughly prepared, professional, intelligent and aggressive in representing his clients. An excellent attorney and highly respected in the community."
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Berkeley Workers compensation Lawyer Jeffrey B. Wolfert
Jeffrey B. Wolfert
Workers compensation Attorney
Berkeley, CA
Licensed for 22 years
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