Mission Statement

Bradford & Barthel, LLP, promises to be our clients’ most valued partner in defending all aspects of workers’ compensation claims and related matters. By focusing our expertise on the workers’ compensation industry, and by providing responsive legal services and cost-effective business advice, we ensure continued growth based on word-of-mouth recommendations from satisfied clients throughout the industry.

All defense firms are not alike. Bradford & Barthel, LLP, differentiates itself from the competition:


  • Reliability:
    With over two centuries combined workers’ compensation experience, our attorneys know and understand workers’ compensation defense, including subrogation, fraud prosecutions, and reimbursement. We have the “know how” to vigorously defend against any workers’ compensation claim.
  • Reputation:
    The judges and the applicant’s bar know Bradford & Barthel’s reputation as tenacious defense counsel. With offices throughout California, we regularly appear at every venue throughout the state. This ensures that we provide our clients the advantages of “local counsel” no matter where the case is venued.
  • Responsiveness:
    We understand that our clients need practical, fast, responsive, cost-effective legal input. Thus, we resolve to return phone calls in less than twenty-four hours, listen to our clients’ concerns, keep them fully informed, and ensure that each case is resolved swiftly and efficiently.


  • Resources:
    Recognizing that our people make the difference and are our most important resource, we dedicate ourselves to continually attracting, developing and retaining exceptional and diverse professionals. Bradford & Barthel pledges to encourage every employee to develop his or her full potential and, in turn, promises to acknowledge each individual’s unique contributions via a collegial, ethical working environment and a highly competitive compensation and benefit program.