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Barry P. Gorelick, Esq.

Of Counsel

Barry Gorelick was born in San Francisco and raised in Oakland. He attended the University of California Berkeley before getting his law degree with Honors at Golden Gate University.

Barry is a State Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation law and a Northern California Super Lawyer. He is a respected expert in the field of California Workers Compensation. He is a regular speaker at the California Applicant Attorney’s statewide convention. He has lectured upon a wide variety of subjects dealing with California Workers’ Compensation.

  • Bar Admission: California State Bar #122281, Admitted 1985
  • Certified Specialist: Workers Compensation
  • AV Rating Martindale Hubbell
  • Northern California Super Lawyer. 2004-present, inclusive


  • BA, U.C. Berkeley 1982
  • JD with honors, Golden Gate University 1985. Law Review.

Work Experience

Law Offices of Barry P. Gorelick. 2006-present:
Workers Compensation Specialty Practice

Furtado, Jaspovice & Simons. 1999-2005
Managing Attorney – Workers Compensation Division

Duane, Lyman, Seltzer & Gorelick. 1993-1999; 1985-1988
Associate then Partner in Civil Litigation Firm.

Republic of Palau. 1992
Legislative Counsel

Law Offices of Allan Gorelick. 1987-1991
Associate – Civil and Criminal Litigation.

California Tort Reporter. 1983-1984
Associate Editor


California Applicants’ Attorney Association Conventions and Seminars (partial list)

  • June 2002: “Permanent & Stationary – How is it determined?”
  • August 2002: “Settlement Strategies – What works & what doesn’t.”
  • January 2003: “AB749 Highlights & Strategies.”
  • March 2003: “Managing a Caseload in the 21st Century.”
  • June 2003: “Formulating the Case Plan.”
  • September 2003: “Deposing Doctors.”
  • January 2004: “Ethical Issues in Workers Compensation Practice.”
  • June 2004: “Coordinating Dates of Injury.”
  • December 2004: “Permanent Disability Rating
  • June 2005: “Combo & Crossover Cases.”
  • September 2005: “Rating the Doctors.”
  • March 2007: “Surviving under the AMA”
  • June 2007: “Enforcing Medical Awards”
  • April 2008: “The Med Legal Report – Optimizing its Value” (Bronshvag)
  • December 2008: “Total Disability and Labor Code 4662”
  • March 2009: “Are you ready for the new QME reg’s?”
  • October 2009: “Where the Rubber Meets the Road”
  • June 2010: “ Rating Psychiatric Disability”
  • October 2010: “The Ultimate Seminar”
  • May 2011: “Mastering Trial Tactics”
  • July 2011: “Back to Basics”
  • January 2012: “The AMA Guides; Rebutting the Combined Values Chart”

Member: California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (Board of Governors 2002-present; Oakland Chapter President 2002-2004).