Christopher Stettler Of Counsel / San Diego and Southern California workers' compensation defense attorney

With a depth of experience in workers’ compensation defense under his belt, Mr. Stettler brings nuance, savvy and excellent negotiation skills to the firm. He strives to ensure that all cases are litigated with our clients’ best possible outcomes in mind.

Professional History

  • Bradford & Barthel, LLP (San Diego) Senior Litigator, Partner and Managing Attorney – Sports Law Division (2014-17)
  • Republic Indemnity Company of America – Senior Hearing Representative/Litigation Coordinator (1991-2000)
  • American Financial Group (AIG) (1989-1991)


California Practice Specialties

  • Defense of workers’ compensation claims


Professional Memberships

  • California Bar Association



  • J.D. – Thomas Jefferson School of Law -Trustee’s Scholarship for Academic Achievement for three years,
    Honor Roll and National Dean’s List achievements, LSAT Scholarship
  • B.A. – Business Administration – University of New Mexico, Anderson Schools of Management – Bachelor of Business Administration (Business Marketing, with Honors, Honor Roll for two years)


Reported Cases

  • 2005 American Tissue Corporation v. Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, et al. 70 Cal. Comp. Cas 771
  • 2004 Tonya Morris v. Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, et al.69 Cal. Comp. Cas 819
  • 2003 Wal-Mart, Inc, et al. v. Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (Garcia)68 Cal. Comp. Cas 1575

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