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Faunce, Singer & Oatman

Represents County and State Employees in California

Contact Faunce, Singer & Oatman for a free consultation. We will discuss the merits of your case and give you an honest assessment. We can also represent most clients on a contingency fee basis.

California Medical Disability Retirement Pension Attorneys

Have you been denied disability retirement (medical retirement) benefits through CalPERS or CERL?

Have you been told that you cannot return to your civil service job because of a disability?

Do you need help in applying for your disability pension or appealing the denial of your application for disability retirement?

If you answered "YES" to any of these questions, then you've come to the right  place!


The news that injury or illness will prevent you from returning to your job is devastating to most public service employees.Unfortunately the city, county or state agency you work for will not be an advocate for you when you need them most.


In fact, so many employees have encountered resistance - even hostility - when requesting accommodation or applying for their rightful retirement benefits that Faunce, Singer & Oatman have built their entire practice on assisting clients in California with disability retirement (medical retirement) claims. The attorneys of Faunce, Singer & Oatman provide unparalleled representation in this field to public employees throughout the state of California.


Our disability retirement attorneys represent three categories of public employees, each with their own set of rules, benefits and specific issues in disability retirement pensions.


  • County Workers: from all 20 counties covered under CERL, (the 1937 California Employment Retirement Law). We welcome members of any county employees' retirement association.
  • CalPERS Safety Personnel: We represent sheriffs deputies and other sworn personnel who work for state , county and local agencies throughout the state. If you are a public safety employee who is covered by the California Public Employee Retirement System, we will help you with your disability retirement issue.
  • CalPERS Miscellaneous Employees: More than one million civil service employees are employed in non-sworn positions with city, state and county agencies throughout California. We represent hundreds of CalPERS workers applying for disability pension benefits, as well as those who are disputing their employer's determination of disability.