Neil Byford

Attorney at Law, Long Beach

Santa Monica Workers' Compensation Defense Attorney


Neil Byford received his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science in 2008 from the University of California, Los Angeles. He earned his Juris Doctor in 2011 from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He became a member of the State Bar of California in 2011.


Neil Byford is a member of the State Bar of California. He has practiced in the field of workers’ compensation for over eight years. His experience includes representation of some of the largest companies in the United States. His consultation with major companies has resulted in reduction of lien exposure by focusing on strategic litigation.

Mr. Byford joined Dietz, Gilmor & Chazen in 2020. He represents employers, insurance carriers, third-party administrators, and self-insured employers in all aspects of workers’ compensation defense, including Labor Code Section §132a, serious and willful misconduct, subrogation claims, and consultation services.

Neil enjoys golfing, travel, and especially hiking and camping with his wife, daughter and their dog, Blue.

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