Greg Bentley and Keith More first met through their local bar organization, the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, where they quickly bonded over their shared passion for advocating on behalf of the injured. Both are leaders in their field—Bentley is past president of the Consumer Attorneys of California and More is past president of OCTLA—and they decided to join forces. Just three years later, their firm, Bentley & More LLP, has become one of the region’s premier law firms for product liability, workers’ compensation, and personal injury law.
“By combining our practices, we have created a diverse firm that is committed to helping clients secure compensation for the harm they’ve suffered,” Bentley says. “We started the firm in 2016 with seven lawyers, and in the time since then, we’ve doubled in size, growing to a team of 15 energetic, skilled trial lawyers, who take seriously the responsibility of representing clients in catastrophic injury cases.”
At the firm, Bentley focuses his practice on personal injury, product liability, and insurance bad-faith matters, while More mainly handles workers’ compensation cases. The combination of this expertise has proved vital to the firm’s success, as the firm’s attorneys can tackle the full range of issues associated with injury claims—from third-party liability components of workers’ compensation cases to workers’ compensation aspects of personal injury cases.
“Rather than have two separate firms handle a workers’ compensation matter and a third-party liability case—with potentially conflicting interests—we’re able to handle both in-house,” More notes. “We work together as a cohesive team to get the best result for the individual and his or her family.”
By combining our practices, we have created a diverse firm.
The outcome of this collaboration has been a steady track record of notable results, including several seven- and eight-figure recoveries. The firm also recently moved into a new open-space office in Newport Beach, where, as part of its Side Bar initiative, it frequently hosts community fundraisers, board meetings, bar organization events, and continuing legal education training for young lawyers. In addition, More has served as an auctioneer for Orange County Women Lawyers Association and the Constitutional Rights Foundation fundraising events, and he frequently raises money for the selected charities of OCTLA.
“We take the time to give back,” More says. “After 30 years of practice for both Greg and I, we’re still active about giving back to the community by not only helping our clients but also younger attorneys and those who are less fortunate.”