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About Barbara A. Stevens

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.

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


  • French


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

  • California Conference of Workers' Compensation Judges
  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association

Areas Of Practice

  • Serious and willful misconduct claims
  • 132(a) Discrimination claims
  • Wage and hour claims
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Uninsured employers

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