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We have decades of combined trial experience.

We know what it takes to skillfully navigate a courtroom. Our in-depth knowledge of the law makes us the legal team you want in your corner.

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We're familiar with the
ins and outs of silicosis.

Unlike most attorneys, we have a solid understanding of silicosis and how to build strong cases for clients seeking justice from at-fault parties.


We'll be there to guide you from start to finish.

You won't have to fight your legal battle alone. As your dedicated partners, we're ready to walk you through every step of the process.

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Attorneys in Los Angeles, California

Stephen S. Backus

Stephen S. Backus

Attorney Stephen S. Backus has spent years developing his knowledge of silicosis and its related legal cases. However, what truly sets him apart is his passion for helping individuals in need. To Stephen, a successful case is one that makes a positive impact on his client's life.

David D. Ernst

David D. Ernst

As a former professional engineer, Attorney David D. Ernst brings significant insight into employment, construction and personal injury cases. Discover how David can help you resolve your legal matter.

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Whether you're looking to file a discrimination claim against your employer or learn more about silicosis lawsuits, we're prepared to seek the outcome you deserve. Tell us your story today. We'll get to work building a strategy geared toward your desired results.

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You deserve more than a one-size-fits-all solution.

At Backus & Ernst, LLP, we understand that you're coming to us with a unique set of circumstances. We'll get to know you and your specific situation in order to create a customized plan of action.
No matter what issue brings you into our office, we want to help you work through it. Contact us in Los Angeles today to schedule a free consultation. We represent clients across California, including residents of Bakersfield, Long Beach, San Diego, and Oakland.

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When Dealing with Some of Life's Most Difficult Moments

When a legal issue has caused your future to feel uncertain, don't settle for less than truly dedicated counsel. At Backus & Ernst, LLP, our clients' needs are priority number one. From our first meeting to the conclusion of your case, we'll provide honest and attentive service.

As experienced attorneys, we're able to represent clients in a wide range of areas, from real estate law to silicosis claims and beyond. Turn to us when you need knowledgeable legal guidance in California. We're prepared to advise you on a strategic path forward.

As we build your case, we'll factor in the specific details of your situation as well as your ideal outcome. After all, this is your life. You deserve to have your best interests represented in your case strategy. Let us be the ones to help you so.

To schedule your free consultation, reach out to us at Backus & Ernst, LLP today. From our office in Los Angeles, we proudly advocate for clients throughout California, including those located in Bakersfield, Long Beach, San Diego, and Oakland.