Attorney William J. Carlisle has been involved with Workers' Compensation since 1985, and he has been operating his own law office since 1999. The primary focus of his legal practice has always been Workers' Compensation claims, often with overlapping legal proceedings related to auto accidents, personal injury lawsuits, Social Security disability claims, and employment/labor law litigation.
Many law firms specialize in only one or two specific areas of the law. Because of Mr. Carlisle's experience in several legal disciplines that are often related to Workers' Compensation cases, he is able to handle even the most complex cases involving the interaction of multiple areas of the law, allowing him to obtain the most favorable legal outcome possible for you.
Mr. Carlisle began his formal legal practice by becoming a partner in a long-established law firm in South East/South Central Los Angeles in 1999. He handled various types of law, including family law, DUI arrests, traffic violations, real property matters, personal and corporate bankruptcies, criminal law, medical malpractice, civil litigation, etc. He has served as a Judge Pro Tem in Placer County, and has remained highly active in the legal community of Sacramento County and the surrounding Counties. This vast diversity of experience has rendered him particularly prepared to fully discuss any and all potential interactions amongst these various fields of law, whereas most attorneys are inexperienced in anything other than a very narrow "specialty".
At the Carlisle Law Office, all work is performed by a highly experienced attorney. Please check carefully when screening other attorneys to see whether they are typically "Applicant" attorneys -- i.e., solely representing injured workers, or whether they are instead "posers" who are instead defense attorneys who are pretending to be acting in your interests instead of the best interests of their long-time defense friends, colleagues and associates.
Also at the Carlisle Law Office, we do not engage in "trading" clients. That is, whereas some attorneys might tell the defendant that they will not contest any issues with regard to your particular case in exchange for bargaining power with regard to some other claim and/or claims.
In contrast to many other law offices, the Carlisle Law Office does not "warehouse" clients. That is, some firms may attempt to handle thousands of clients at the same time. We, however, limit the number of clients to a reasonable number so as to ensure that each client's claim receives the attention that it deserves. You are not just a number with us.
Mr. Carlisle's approach is that he would rather settle one claim for a large amount of money than settle many claims for small amounts of money. Our clients appreciate this approach since it gives them the best possible recovery.
If the foregoing is acceptable to your expectations and ethical standards, then you should call. As I typically tell people, if you have a really serious injury, you should have an attorney. If you do not have a serious injury, then it is probably better that you reach some type of settlement directly with the claims adjuster. We can likely help you discern your best choices relatively rapidly, free of charge.