We are a highly skilled, well staffed and respected law firm in Oakland, specializing in workers’ compensation law. We represent injured workers only, not insurance companies. Each of our attorneys is a California State Certified Specialist in workers’ compensation.


Our goal is to negotiate or litigate to obtain the best outcomes for our clients. We give our clients the thoughtful and personal attention that they deserve. We answer the phone and return calls. Our attorneys and staff are knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.

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We are vigorous advocates for injured workers and are willing to go to trial more often than most workers’ compensation attorneys in order to maximize the clients’ recoveries. We have an excellent track record of winning large trial awards and negotiating large settlements.

Barry Gorelick has been practicing law since 1985. In 1999, he began practicing workers’ compensation law with Furtado, Jaspovice and Simons, a prestigious and law firm in Hayward, CA. In 2006, Barry Gorelick founded his firm in Oakland, a boutique lpractice which specialized in workers’ compensation. In 2009, Jeffrey Wolfert joined the firm after previously practicing workers’ compensation law for 7 years with a large firm. In 2014, Barry and Jeff formed the firm of Gorelick & Wolfert, LLP. As partners, they together offer their clients two workers’ compensation attorneys with years of experience representing applicants in this specialized practice of law Both are certified by the State of California and are active members of the Board of Governors of the California Applicants Attorneys Association, a statewide organization of workers’ compensation attorneys. Most referrals to the firm are from satisfied former clients and from attorneys practicing in other specialties.