Certified Specialist, Workers' Compensation Law


Aggressive Representation for Injured Workers.

The dynamic team of attorneys and support staff at Law Offices of Ryan D. Sutherland are dedicated to providing superior legal services to clients involved in all stages of Workers’ Compensation cases in California. As a litigation law firm, we take multiple cases to trial each year and our record of success is unparalleled.

The Law Offices of Ryan D. Sutherland will provide free consultations for individuals with workers’ compensation matters.


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Ryan D. Sutherland

After earning his undergraduate degree from San Francisco State University in 2003, and Juris Doctor from Whittier Law School in 2006, Mr. Sutherland first practiced criminal law for 3 years as a Deputy District Attorney in Madera County, California.  He then worked as a workers’ compensation defense attorney for several years, representing several major employers and insurance companies.  He is now proud to represent injured workers’ in their workers’ compensation cases at the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Boards.  In 2016, Mr. Sutherland was awarded the Clients' Choice Award from Avvo.com, passed the California Workers' Compensation Legal Specialist Examination and was inducted into membership with the California Applicants' Attorneys Association.  Mr. Sutherland is currently a State Bar of California Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist. 

While in law school, Mr. Sutherland served as an editor on the Whittier Law Review for 2 years.  Mr. Sutherland also completed a judicial externship while in law school, serving as a legal research assistant to Presiding Justice David G. Sills at the Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division III, in Santa Ana, California.  After graduating, Mr. Sutherland also completed an internship with the San Francisco Public Defenders’ Office.  

When away from work, Mr. Sutherland enjoys meditation, tennis, running, backpacking, books, and spending time with friends and family.




Juris Doctor, 2006

B.A. Philosophy, 2003

Bar Admissions

• California

*State Bar of California - Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist