Richard I. Felton
Workers' Compensation attorney Richard I. Felton has more than three decades of experience fighting for the rights of those injured at work. Because his practice encompasses every aspect of Workers' Compensation law, he has represented a wide range of workers in Southern California, including teachers, machinists, retail clerks, public safety offers, probation officers and other public and private employees.
A California State Bar Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist since 1982, Mr. Felton has a successful track record in obtaining substantial awards and settlements in challenging and serious Workers' Compensation cases. He has also handled all levels of appellate work before the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, the California State Court of Appeals and the California Supreme Court.
A leader in the community, Mr. Felton was honored with The Business Foundation Award by the Los Angeles County Deputy Probation Officer’s Union, AFSCME Local 685, for his “conscientious contribution to the law enforcement community throughout Los Angeles.” He has been a member of the Board of Governors of the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association since 1983. He is a former president of the Southern California Applicants’ Attorneys Association and former chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Workers' Compensation Section.
Mr. Felton has served as Adjunct Professor at the Southwestern University School of Law and as Judge Pro Tem to the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board. He received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. He earned his juris doctor with honors from Golden Gate University School of Law.
Mr. Felton has been consistently ranked on a list of Southern California Super Lawyers as well as in The Best Lawyers in America®. The latter organization recognized him as a 2021 Lawyer of the Year in Workers' Compensation Law—Claimants/Applicants in Los Angeles. In addition, he is AV Preeminent-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, a testament to the fact that his peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.
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