My Commitment: Putting You First

Workers' compensation attorney Stephen Dial sitting at his desk

Stephen F. Dial


Practice Areas

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Subsequent Injury Benefits Trust Fund (SIBTF)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 1979
  • California, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1984
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of California, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of California, 1988


  • English
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian


I provide effective and aggressive representation for you and your loved ones. My reputation and history of successful litigation spans three decades, focusing on Subsequent Injury Trust Fund (SIBTF) and workers' compensation.

As an Orange County Workers' Compensation lawyer, I have worked on cases that involve catastrophic injuries as well as smaller injuries, and every case I take is of equal importance.

I am extremely knowledgeable about the laws pertaining to workers' compensation and my team works closely with my clients and we are fully committed to exceeding client expectations. We frequently reach settlements that are favorable to my clients before going to court.

With over 35 years of legal experience and a Harvard Law Degree, I am a dedicated, tenacious and creative attorney. I believe in pouring myself into everything I do and am committed to improving and maximizing my skills so that I can serve my clients to the best of my abilities.

Over the course of my career I have had the opportunity to perfect my skills inside and outside of the courtroom and truly enjoy both sides of practicing law. In my private practice I currently focus on representing injured individuals and their families in personal injury and worker’s compensation cases. I get great satisfaction from serving a diverse group of clients and regardless of the kind of case you are involved in, I promise to provide you with personalized, focused legal representation.

Outside of the office I am, first and foremost, a family man. I am a dedicated husband and father. I enjoy traveling and interacting with people who share my interests and values. I am intellectually curious, love books and am especially interested in foreign languages and the science of linguistics. In fact, I am fluent in Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Italian, English and Spanish.


  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1979
  • Columbia College of Columbia University , New York, New York
    • B.A.
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Major: Oriental Studies

Professional Associations

  • CAAA (California Applicant Attorney Association), Member
  • LatinoComp, Member