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California CERL Lawyers

Disability Retirement Attorneys Assisting
California County Workers Covered by CERL


Have you been told you no longer have a job after leaving work to recover from an injury or illness? Do you feel you are being forced into early retirement?

Surprisingly, employers are often unwilling to make accommodations for recovery from a disability. Instead, they urge or force the employee into early retirement. In other cases, employees who choose to file for disability retirement benefits meet with resistance from their employer.

The Temecula, California law firm of Faunce, Singer, & Oatman is the only firm in the state that focuses specifically and solely on the employee rights of public employees in disability retirement issues.

Our narrow focus enables us to provide aggressive and confident representation of all public workers covered by two statewide retirement systems, including CalPERS and the 1937 County Employees Retirement Law, more commonly known as CERL. We represent employees who work in both sworn and non-sworn positions in the 20 California counties covered under CERL.
California County Employees’ Retirement
Associations Covered by CERL:
Alameda County
Imperial County
Marin County
Orange County
San Diego County
Santa Barbara County
Tulare County
  Contra Costa County
Kern County
Mendocino County
Sacramento County
San Joaquin County
Sonoma County
Ventura County
  Fresno County
Los Angeles County
Merced County
San Bernardino County
San Mateo County
Stanislaus County
Faunce, Singer, & Oatman represents county workers throughout California in all issues related to disability retirement pensions. We represent members of all 20 county employees’ retirement associations, both sworn employees (sheriff’s deputies, firefighters, and other public safety personnel) and non-sworn employees (clerical, construction, maintenance, administration, etc.).

County employees covered by CERL are eligible for disability retirement benefits after 5 years of service if the disability is not work-related, and automatically eligible for a retirement pension if the disability was service-related (such as repetitive stress injuries).

These benefits are equal to 50 percent of your income, tax-free, for life, and pass to a surviving spouse if you die. Don’t take chances with an asset that may be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars or more. Contact a disability retirement lawyer who will stand up to your employer, guide you through the benefits application process and, if necessary, appeal your case to higher courts.

We represent members of all 20 county employees’ retirement associations covered by CERL. Contact Faunce, Singer, Oatman & Woodson today to arrange a free initial consultation to discuss the merits of your disability case.

Don’t delay! Contact the California labor law attorneys of Faunce, Singer, & Oatman. We will give you an honest assessment of your case in a free initial consultation, and we can represent most clients on a contingency fee basis.

California’s Leading CERL Lawyers
Faunce, Singer, & Oatman

The Southern California disability attorneys of Faunce, Singer, & Oatman practice only in the area of disability retirement benefits for state, county, city and special district employees of California. Our disability lawyers provide disability, labor laws, county employees retirement association, CalPERS, and state employees retirement system legal services to many clients in Riverside County, the rest of Southern California, and statewide, including employees of CERL and CalPERS in Temecula, Santa Barbara, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Oceanside, Escondido, Corona, Palm Springs, Bakersfield, El Centro, Ontario, as well as San Bernardino County, Orange County, San Diego County, Kern County, Santa Barbara, Ventura County, Los Angeles County, and Imperial County.

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