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  • Gaylen C. Ericksen, a Bakersfield Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

    Of Counsel Attorney at Berry, Smith & Bartell, a Professional Law Corporation

    Gaylen Ericksen graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in General Science. He received his Juris Doctorate from West Los Angeles College of Law. Since 2015, he’s been dedicated to those who have been hurt by accidents or negligence at work throughout the Central Valley from our Bakersfield office.

    Professional Experience

    Mr. Ericksen defended workers’ compensation claims for 13 years as Staff Counsel for State Compensation Insurance Fund. His experience representing both insurance carriers and injured workers has given Mr. Ericksen extensive knowledge regarding all aspects of the workers’ compensation system.

    He is currently of counsel to Berry, Smith & Bartell, a Professional Law Corporation.

    Classes and seminars:

    • Guest Speaker on Liens, California Continuing Education of the Bar, 1993

    Past employment positions:

    • State Compensation Insurance Fund, Staff Counsel, 2001 - 2014
    • Boyd & Ericksen, Partner, 1998 - 2001
    • Liebman, Reiner, Nachison & Walsh, Attorney (Partner), 1984 - 1998
    • Sherman & Nordstrom, Attorney, 1983 - 1984
    • Law Offices of Robert E. Talbot (Hartford Insurance Co.), Attorney, 1980 - 1983
    • At Berry, Smith & Bartell, a Professional Law Corporation, we take cases on a contingency fee basis. This means you owe us nothing unless we recover for you. Contact our Central Valley firm today.
  • Education

    • University of West Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California
      • J.D. - 1978
    • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
      • B.S. - 1968
      • Major: General Science
    • Bar Admissions

    • California, 1978
    • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1979
    • Professional Associations And Memberships

    • California Applicants’ Attorney Association
  • Areas Of Practice

    • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
    • Mr. Ericksen has over 35 years of legal experience in the following areas:
    • Workers’ compensation
    • Asbestos claims
    • Products liability
    • Premises liability
    • Auto claims
  • Bakersfield Office

    1800 30th Street, Suite 330
    Bakersfield, CA 93301

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.