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Peter Bertling

Peter G. Bertling


After becoming an attorney in 1987, Peter spent the next 30 years learning the in’s and out’s of defending medical providers and saving insurance companies millions of dollars in damages by negotiating medical malpractice, wrongful death, and elder abuse cases. Peter now uses that experience to provide compassionate and aggressive representation to individuals who have been injured by a health care provider’s medical negligence.

Bertling Law Group was founded in 2018 to protect the rights of Veterans, Active Duty Military personnel and their families. Peter is proud to serve the women and men who have so honorably served our country. This work is his passion. Although he settles most cases for the maximum possible damages, Peter is a strategic, tenacious trial attorney who does not back down from going to trial if he believes he can achieve better results for his clients.

Peter is a long standing member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an invitation only group of select trial lawyers whose mission is to elevate the standards of integrity and honor in the legal profession. He has achieved the preeminent AV rating by Martindale Hubbell which is awarded to lawyers who have been recognized by their peers for having achieved the highest level of professional excellence and ethical standards.

Peter is happily married to singer and actress Deborah Marks Bertling. They live in Santa Barbara with their rescue black Labrador retriever Zeus and are actively involved with various cultural, humanitarian, and faith-based community non-profit organizations.

Representing the rights of wounded veterans in medical malpractice claims

Peter cares deeply about Veterans, Active Duty Military personnel and their families. He is dedicated to helping our nation’s heroes achieve justice when they have been injured by medical malpractice. Peter is also committed to supporting non-profit organizations that are dedicated to providing assistance to Veterans and Active Duty Military, such as the Gary Sinise Foundation, Paws for Purple Hearts, Wounded Warrior Project, Stop Soldier Suicide and TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors).

Are you ready to tell your story?

Peter G. Bertling and his dogBertling Law Group’s goal is to provide a higher and higher level of uncompromising, compassionate representation to people going through the worst experiences of their life. We hope that through this work, that each case will bring the change that needs to happen to prevent these tragedies from happening in the future.

If you’re ready to make the first steps towards moving forward, please contact us. We want to hear your story. Your first consultation with us is free and our firm takes all personal injury cases on a contingency basis, meaning you owe nothing unless we collect compensation on your case. Working together, we can find answers to what went wrong, get you maximum compensation for your injuries, and prevent future harm from happening to others. Call us today at 844-25-7558 or send us an email.

Practice Areas

  • Veterans and Military Medical Malpractice
  • National Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA)
  • Wrongful Death
  • Catastrophic and Serious Personal Injury
  • Elder Abuse: Physical & Financial


  • California, 1987
  • Southern Federal District Court of California
  • Central Federal District Court of California
  • Northern Federal District Court of California
  • Eastern Federal District Court of California


  • J.D., California Western School of Law, 1987
  • M.A. in Rhetoric & Public Address, Bob Jones University, 1984
  • B.A. in Acting, Bob Jones University, 1982

Professional Associations

  • The State Bar of California
  • American Board of Trial Advocates


  • Peer-Rated Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
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