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  • Barbara A. Stevens

    Of Counsel Central Valley Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

    Ms. Stevens has been practicing workers’ compensation law since 1976. Her experience extends to a number of workers’ compensation issues, and she is dedicated to providing thorough representation and advice to injured clients in the Central Valley.

    • If you have a case, call Berry, Smith & Bartell, a Professional Law Corporation, toll free at (800) 848-6288. We have offices in Bakersfield, Fresno, and Santa Maria and take cases on a contingency fee basis.

    Education & Experience

    Barbara Stevens obtained a Bachelor of Arts in French from California State University Northridge. She received her J.D. from the University of La Verne College of Law.

    In 1994, Ms. Stevens was appointed as a Workers’ Compensation Judge at the Sacramento Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. In 1995 she transferred to the Bakersfield Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board and remained there until 2004.

    Since 2009, Ms. Stevens has been of counsel to the law offices of Berry, Smith & Bartell, a Professional Law Corporation. She brings her considerable experience to use in all of her cases, using her background in appeals cases to devise unique strategies that may help you obtain compensation.

    During her career, Ms. Stevens has been a participating panelist at the California Applicants' Attorneys Association Conference, lecturer at P.O.S.T. training classes, a WCAB Audit Unit Appeals Hearing Officer, and a participating panelist at the Northern California Defense Attorneys Association Conference.

    Classes and seminars:

    • Panelist, California Applicants' Attorneys Association Conference
    • Lecturer, P.O.S.T. training classes
    • Hearing Officer, WCAB Audit Unit Appeals
    • Panelist, Northern California Defense Attorneys Association Conference

    Honors and awards:

    • Appointed Referee, Workers' Compensation Appeals Board


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  • Education

    • University of LaVerne College of Law, Woodland Hills, California
      • J.D. - 1976
    • California State University, Northridge, California
      • B.A. - 1971
    • Bar Admissions

    • California, 1976
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 1983
    • U.S. District Court Central District of California
    • Professional Associations And Memberships

    • California Conference of Workers' Compensation Judges
    • California Applicants’ Attorney Association
  • Areas Of Practice

    • She has handled many successful appeals on reconsideration and her expertise extends to the following:
    • Serious and willful misconduct claims
    • 132(a) Discrimination claims
    • Wage and hour claims
    • Insurance coverage disputes
    • Uninsured employers
  • Bakersfield Office

    5060 California Avenue, Suite 300
    Bakersfield, CA 93309

Compassionate Client Service, Qualified Legal Counsel

We have over 130 years of combined experience and a successful track record of assisting injured workers and their families with all types of workers' compensation claims. You deserve all of the workers' compensation benefits you have a right to under the law. Our attorneys will provide you with the best possible representation and help you receive the benefits you deserve.