Our Areas of Practice Serving Clients Throughout Chula Vista, Oceanside, La Mesa and Southern California

Experienced Legal Guidance

Serving Throughout Chula Vista, Oceanside, La Mesa and Southern California

Our attorneys at The Sexton Law Firm are committed to protecting your rights, your finances, and your family. We have helped thousands of Southern Californians navigate complex legal problems across several practice areas. Our team values open communication, working with you to understand your problem and your goals before exploring strategic and innovative legal solutions and helping you make an informed decision.

Our firm is prepared to leverage our years of experience to help you overcome whatever problem you are facing. We offer our legal services in both English and Spanish and provide free initial consultations.

Call (619) 202-8976 or contact us online to get in touch with a member of our team.

Workers’ Compensation

Workplace injuries can be especially severe, especially in inherently dangerous California industries like agriculture, construction, logging, and trucking. If you suffer an injury on the job due to someone else’s negligence, you need to take immediate action to get the compensation that you deserve.

Our attorneys have helped thousands of Californians successfully file workers’ compensation claims. We are compassionate to the physical, emotional, and financial pain you are suffering and will do everything we can to procure the benefits you need. Workers’ compensation can cover your medical bills, temporarily disability, and even permanent disability and impairment.

We can guide you through each step of the workers’ compensation process, including:

  • Reacting To a Workplace Accident. After seeking the necessary medical attention, promptly inform your employer of the incident and your injuries. If you wait too long, your claim can be denied.
  • Returning To Work. If you are well enough to return to work, your employer must provide reasonable accommodations as you continue to recover from your injuries. We can help negotiate or litigate any disputes that arise from reasonable accommodation problems.
  • Responding To a Denied Claim. Claims can be rejected due to procedural failures or disputes about the nature of the accident. We can help you evaluate a denied claim and plan your next move.
  • Appealing a Denied Claim. In some cases, you will need to navigate the California workers’ compensation appeals process to dispute a rejected claim, which can sometimes be denied on arbitrary or inappropriate grounds. We can help you efficiently move through this process.
  • Exploring Alternatives to Workers’ Compensation. If your employer does not subscribe to workers’ compensation insurance, you may need to consider filing a personal injury lawsuit. If you are permanently disabled as a result of your workplace injury, you may also be eligible to make a long-term disability claim.
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Schedule your free consultation today by calling (619) 202-8976 or contacting us online. Se Habla Español.

Personal Injury

You deserve to be compensated when you are injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. Our lawyers can help you recover damages to cover medical expenses, property damage and replacement, and pain and suffering.

A successful personal injury claim will involve communicating with law enforcement, healthcare professionals, insurance companies, and opposing legal counsel. We have experience fiercely advocating for our clients and can work to extract the maximum amount of compensation possible.

We handle many types of personal injury cases, including:

Protecting Your Rights In Personal Injury Case

Estate Planning

Every person and their loved one benefits from a robust, frequently updated estate plan. Our lawyers have helped thousands of Southern Californians protect their assets and prepare for their futures through the establishment of effective estate plan documents.

We can help you build a strong estate plan from scratch or update existing documents. Our team can review your goals and wishes and help identify estate planning tools that will honor and facilitate your intentions.

Matters We Help With

  • Wills. A last will and testament allows you to appoint beneficiaries to your property, a personal representative to manage your estate, and a guardian to care for any minor children. We can help ensure your will is valid and enforceable.
  • Trusts. Trusts can be used in conjunction with a will to grant you enhanced control of your assets both while you are still alive as well as after you pass away. Trusts can be used to shield property from probate, public record, estate taxes, and other more.
  • Guardianships. Minor children whose parents are deceased or unfit to care for them will need a guardian to manage their person and/or estate. Some incapacitated or disabled adults may also need a guardianship. We can help you navigate the petitioning and appointing process.
  • Powers of Attorney. Should you become unable to communicate, you will need financial and medical powers of attorney to advocate and take action on your behalf. We can help you designate enforceable powers of attorney and define the scope of their abilities and responsibilities.
  • Special Needs Trusts. Persons with special needs will require a tailored trust solution to receive financial assets and other property without jeopardizing their eligibility for long-term public disability programs. We can help you establish these types of trusts and protect your loved ones


Our team has experience helping countless Californians overcome overwhelming debt through filing for bankruptcy. We are familiar with how to maximize a filing’s benefits while minimizing monetary impact to your estate. We can work to determine your eligibility, prepare the necessary documents, help you formally file, and guide you through each step of the process.

Bankruptcy can be used to help you build a more sustainable financial future. It can also be used to fight against foreclosure, vehicle repossession, collection lawsuits, and other creditor actions.

We can help you navigate the following areas of bankruptcy:

  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy involves subjecting your nonexempt assets to liquidation. We can help identify what of your property can be exempted and shielded from the liquidation process.
    • Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. Filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy requires you to pay a monthly installment that covers your reorganized and consolidated debts. We can help determine your level of disposable income and negotiate a reasonable monthly payment amount.
    • Creditor Harassment. We can help you exercise your rights to end the worst of creditor harassment and help you explore how filing for bankruptcy can allow you to discharge some or all of your debt.
    • Foreclosure Defense. We can help you use bankruptcy to freeze foreclosure proceedings and save your home. Our team can also advise on how to protect your property as you reorganize or liquidate portions of your estate.
    Ready to Live a Debt Free Life?Contact Us To Discuss Your Options

    Contact The Sexton Law Firm today at 619-678-1833 or by email to schedule a free initial consultation. We have offices in Chula Vista and Oceanside to serve our Southern California clients. 

    Why Hire The Sexton Law Firm?

    Get the Representation You Deserve
    • We Listen to Your Story and Create a Strategy to Achieve Your Goals
    • With offices in Chula Vista, Oceanside, and La Mesa, we serve clients throughout all of Southern California
    • We Offer Free Consultations - Regardless of the Legal Matter
    • We Offer Phone and Video Consultations For Your Safety and Convenience
    • We Are Bilingual and Serve Our Clients in English and Spanish
    • We Are a Family Owned and Operated Law Firm

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