When I was young, I wanted to be the President of the United States of America. Therefore, I knew I needed to become a politician which meant become an attorney first. I have always loved the law, rules, and reading case law. I enjoyed school, which means being an attorney is the perfect profession because we are never-ending students.

As an attorney, I believe it is vital to be up to date on case law in order to provide the best defense for my clients. I value my relationships with my clients. I want to provide them the best defense possible. I do not see my clients as clients, but as personal relationships that require regular communication and collaboration regarding our ongoing defense. I am available to my clients whenever they need, because I want them to know I value their relationship and I understand when there is an urgent issue for them.

As a young attorney I started my workers’ compensation career with a solo practitioner who I have kept a great relationship with throughout the years. I am a Certified Specialist in workers’ compensation and now have over 20 years of experience. Where has the time gone? I have practiced in medical malpractice defense, toxic torts, and premises liability during my career. However, I have always returned to workers’ compensation defense which I know is where I belong. I also defend related matters concerning Labor Code §132a and Serious and Willful allegations.

I have worked at various large, well-known firms and in 2021 chose to finish my career by joining Kegel, Tobin, & Truce because I know their attorneys care about their clients and the firm cares about their attorneys. I want to be with a firm that has a personal relationship with their attorneys, the way I do with my clients.


San Diego Office
T. (619) 762-1470
F. (213) 383-8346
E. acarney@kttlaw.us


• Workers’ Compensation Defense
• Labor Code Section 132a
• Serious & Willful Misconduct


The State Bar of California, 2001
2015 Workers’ Compensation Law Certified Specialist


• California State University-San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, June 1995
• Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA Juris Doctor, cum laude, May 2000

Antonia’s Clients Say

Amber-Rose HigginsSenior Claims Examiner, Athens Administrators

I have worked close with Antonia B. Carney, Esq. for many years and would choose her to be my defense attorney on all my files, if I could. She communicates clearly, settles claims when you think it may be impossible and takes the time to discuss situations, as well as provide legal opinions when needed. She is a rockstar in my book!

Linda Jones, SIA, WCCP, WCCAWorkers’ Compensation Claims Manager, AdminSure Inc.

Antonia has been a valuable resource in navigating the legal issues involving a work comp claim. She keeps the claims moving forward and pushes to resolves claims quickly which saves cost for the clients. She is knowledgeable in case law and provides guidance with complex in pro per cases. She is responsive and a joy to work with!

Debra Jilek, Maria Razbornik, and Susan SikkinkRisk Management Team, Temecula Valley Unified School District

Our Risk Management Team at Temecula Valley Unified School District is honored to work with Antonia Baca Carney on our Workers' Compensation claims. Antonia is always so helpful and available in giving us her legal advice when we have an urgent matter that needs to be handled. She is excellent, full of knowledge and has lots of charisma.