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The Law Offices of Mark H. Barber represent California workers' compensation insurance carriers, third-party administrators and self-insured employers in the defense of California workers' compensation and related matters. The firm handles all aspects of representation before the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, including workers' compensation fraud issues, Labor Code § 132a and Serious and Willful Misconduct applications. The firm also offers subrogation expertise and pursues civil recoveries of workers' compensation benefits on behalf of our clients.

The firm, previously known as Wismar & Barber, was founded in January of 2001, as a partnership. In January, 2008, Mr. Barber, a Certified Specialist in workers' compensation, assumed the principal role of Managing Attorney and with over twenty-nine years of experience in handling California workers' compensation defense matters in both Northern and Southern California, continues to represent an extensive and diverse group of California employers.

Mr. Barber was formerly a managing partner of Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi and has appeared at Appeals Boards throughout the State. The firm currently handles matters in Orange County (Santa Ana and Anaheim), Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles County, (Long Beach, Santa Monica, Los Angeles and Van Nuys), as well as, in San Diego County, its principal place of business. The Law Offices of Mark H. Barber offers aggressive and goal directed legal representation designed to be both cost effective and responsive. Our firm's attorneys are knowledgeable and tailor the defense of workers' compensation matters to the specific needs and requirements of our clients. We offer training and continuing education seminars to our clients, as well as legal updates for both claims handlers and employers.

The firm handles a wide variety of matters on behalf of private employers of all sizes, private carriers, third party administrators, as well as, a large array of public agencies. The firm's attorneys offer depth of handling and expertise that includes public reporting requirements. The firm's associate attorney is experienced in not only workers' compensation defense, but in a multitude of practice areas. Mr. James B. Badger, a Certified Legal Specialist in workers’ compensation, has over twenty-six years of experience in handling and defending workers’ compensation matters. Mr. Badger’s experience compliments the firm’s emphasis on representing California employers, carriers and third party administrators in workers’ compensation and related matters.

The firm is committed to not only the zealous representation of our clients, but to client education and assistance designed to avoid unnecessary litigation and to minimize the expense and frustration of matters presented to the California Workers' Compensation Appeals Board.