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George Stewart Atcheson

George Stewart Atcheson

Managing Partner
Location:
San Diego, California
Phone:
619-894-8559
877-470-3408
Fax:
819-231-7079
Email:
Stewart Atcheson is a certified Workers Compensation Law Specialist with the State Bar of California. He has over 22 years of experience litigating workers compensation cases. Stewart received his BA from Florida Presbyterian College in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1968, He Joined the U.S. Army after college and served as a Military Intelligence Officer. He left the Army in 1972 and entered law school at the University of Florida graduating In May 1974. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1974. He entered law practice as an associate attorney for a labor law firm. When that firm moved, he became an associate attorney for a personal injury law firm in Orlando. Stewart headed West and was admitted to the California Bar in 1979. Prior to beginning a career specializing in workers compensation and social security disability law, Stewart worked as a United States Postal Inspector in San Diego from 1982 to 1986. Stewart Atcheson and David Kepler have worked together since1989. In 1996 Stewart concluded a pivotal case with the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, State of California known as Holloway vs. Continental Maritime that found that workers engaged in local employment of a maritime nature could pursue both state of California and federal Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act claims at the same time. This meant that most large employers in the State of California with workers engaging in or supporting repairs of Navy vessels in maritime and location work had to carry workers compensation insurance for state and federal compensation laws. The decision dramatically changed how insurance carriers handled work injuries along the waterfront. Stewart lives in El Cajon, California.He has two grown daughters. He enjoys leisure reading, occasional traveling, golf and other sports.

Areas of Practice

  • 60% Workers Compensation State of California
  • 15% Federal Longshore and Defense Base Act Compensation
  • 25% Social Security Disability

Litigation Percentage

  • 25% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Workers Compensation, State Bar of California, 1996

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1979
  • Florida, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1996

Education

  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D.
  • Florida Presbyterian College, Saint Petersberg, Florida
    • B.A. - 1966
    • Major: Psychology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California, 1979 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. Postal Inspector, Federal Law Enforcement, 1982 - 1986
  • U.S. Army, Officer, 1969 - 1972

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
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Atcheson & Kepler | 1901 First Avenue, Suite 184 | San Diego, CA 92101 |

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