Santa Barbara Personal Injury and Employment Law Firm Helping Clients Find Legal Solutions Throughout the United States
Bertling Law Group is a boutique Santa Barbara law firm with a national practice that concentrates on veterans and military medical malpractice, wrongful death, catastrophic and serious personal injuries, elder abuse, opioid abuse and addiction, employment law and sexual misconduct cases. We give our clients personalized attention tailored to their specific needs and goals. Our team uses their unparalleled experience to support clients seeking legal assistance.
Peter Bertling is a highly skilled trial lawyer with a track record of successful verdicts and settlements exceeding $1,000,000. Peter is known for delivering compassionate representation to his clients and being a relentless advocate on their behalf.
Jemma Parker Saunders is a dedicated employment law attorney with a strong interest in business development. She helps businesses avoid disputes through knowledgeable counsel on compliance, and uses risk mitigation and pre-litigation approaches to help protect her clients.
How We Help
Our lawyers deliver comprehensive services and assist you with the following important issues:
Veterans & Military Medical Malpractice: We are dedicated to the rights and health of veterans and family members of military personnel. We hold the Veterans Administration and other military medical facilities accountable for medical malpractice and strive to recover maximum damages for you and your loved ones.
Catastrophic & Serious Personal Injury: We advocate for individuals who have suffered serious and catastrophic injuries due to medical malpractice and general negligence or intentional acts. Our goal is to obtain the maximum possible damages for your injuries and losses.
Wrongful Death: Wrongful death occurs when someone is fatally injured from the negligence, recklessness, or intentional act of another person or company. When this happens, the negligent parties must be held responsible for their actions. Although no amount of money is sufficient to compensate for the loss of a loved one, we strive to bring you the compensation you deserve.
Sexual Abuse & Harassment: We advocate for and protect the reputation of sexual abuse victims in sensitive cases involving clergy, teachers, employers, physicians and others in power. We treat you with respect, compassion and dignity while aggressively pursuing your harassers.
Employment law: We represent businesses in the Tri- Counties of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura in the full spectrum of employment law issues, including legal compliance, risk mitigation and alternative dispute resolutions, with a focus on pre-litigation counseling. We strategize the best way to reach your goals in a cost and time-efficient manner.
Elder Abuse: We help families who suspect their loved ones are suffering physical abuse or being exploited financially by a scam or caregiver. We work to stop the abuse suffered by your loved one and aggressively pursue injury compensation on their behalf.
Opioid Addiction & Overdose:We pursue negligent doctors and manufacturers for personal injury and wrongful death claims throughout the United States. While compensation cannot solve an addiction, or restore life, it can help you and your family get the support you need to improve life after addiction.
Opioids and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS): If your baby is suffering from NAS, you deserve fair compensation to help pay for a possible lifetime of medical and other expenses. We know how to successfully fight for the justice you deserve by filing suit against the pharmaceutical companies responsible.
Compassionate & Aggressive Representation
What Makes Us Different
Our lawyers care deeply about our clients and are honored to be their advocates. We are dedicated to our clients and the aggressive pursuit of their interests. We are able to achieve your goals because of our:
Personalized and responsive attention to our clients. We limit the number of clients we represent in order to focus on providing superior customer service to the clients who have trusted us to be their advocate.
30 years experience of defending doctors, hospitals and other health care providers gives us the inherent ability to carefully analyze the strengths and weaknesses of your medical malpractice case.
Background in saving insurance companies millions of dollars and understanding when and why they are willing to resolve some cases and not others