Over 40 Years of Experience

Representing Injured Workers Across the Central Coast

Our firm is dedicated to helping people who are injured at work get the medical treatment, compensation for time off work and compensation for permanent disability.  With more than 40 years of experience, we use our expertise on the law and knowledge of the workers compensation system to aggressively pursue all of the benefits that are owed to our clients.

In 1986, David Schumaker became the managing partner of Finestone, Schumaker and Associates, the largest workers’ compensation law firm in Ventura County. That same year, he founded the Central Coast Chapter of the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA) and served as President for two consecutive years. Edwin K. Stone now serves as the current President of the Central Coast Chapter of CAAA. Following in both Edwin and David’s footsteps, Crystal serves as the Vice President of our CAAA Central Coast Chapter, while Erika is an active member.

Edwin K. Stone was admitted to the bar in 1998.  He initially represented insurance companies in the defense of workers compensation claims all over Central and Southern California, but since 2010 he has used that experience to better represent injured workers and advocate for their rights in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo counties.

Edwin Stone and David Schumaker have been working together since 2012.  The law office of Edwin K. Stone opened in early 2017 with David Schumaker as Of Counsel. 2018 marks the addition of two valuable assets to our firm, Crystal C. Forsher and Erika Martín del Campo.  Erika currently manages our Santa Barbara office while Crystal manages our Santa Maria office and covers all cases up through San Luis Obispo County.

After more than 40 years of serving injured workers, we plan to continue serving for another 40 years!  Helping injured workers recover the benefits owed to them is our purpose and our passion. We are proud to serve the Central Coast and are happy to help you receive all the benefits you are owed from the workers’ compensation system. 

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara

750  West Gonzales Road

Suite 110

Oxnard, CA 93036

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara

5266 Hollister Avenue

Suite 304

Santa Barbara, CA 93111

Santa Maria

Santa Barbara

Santa Maria

211 East Fesler Street

Santa Maria, CA 93454