William “Bill” Bartels graduated with a degree in psychology from California State University, Fullerton. He went on to obtain his Juris Doctor from Western State Law School in 2002 where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Starting his career in workers’ compensation 2001, Mr. Bartels found immediate success in drafting successful Petitions for Reconsideration, preparing trial briefs, and working on other complicated legal issues. Mr. Bartels worked “in house” for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company where he first began as a Hearing Representative, and then later as an attorney.
Throughout his legal career, he has handled many different types of litigation, including trials in criminal law, civil law, family law, as well as in his chosen field of workers’ compensation. He has also written several articles on evidentiary law and civil case law management. Mr. Bartels has also conducted a number of trainings for insurance adjusters and employers regarding workers’ compensation law and procedures.
During an absence from workers’ compensation, Mr. Bartels opened a private practice where he gained experience in several areas of law including copyright infringement, civil law, and criminal law where he handled several serious felony cases.
Mr. Bartels also worked for a number of years as an in-house attorney for Travelers Insurance Company. Wanting more variety and challenges, he moved to the Law Office of Bradford & Barthel as an attorney where he is currently working. He prides himself in maintaining regular communication with the insurance adjusters, and aggressively moving his cases on to resolution and closure, or on to trial, depending on the facts of the case.
When he is not spending time with his two daughters, Mr. Bartels enjoys playing music and is a loyal L.A. Kings fan.
Outstanding Achievements (take nothing awards, fraud convictions, and petitions for credit/reimbursement)
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