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Bender & Gritz

Bender & Gritz

About this firm

Bender & Gritz, APLC, is a law firm dedicated to helping injured people obtain maximum financial compensation for their injuries. We are experienced, knowledgeable and have the resources needed to pursue challenging cases. We have a proven time-tested record of success. Our Practice

Bender & Gritz practices exclusively in the areas of personal injury and workers' compensation. We are one of a select group of firms in San Diego that handles both types of cases. In third-party workplace accident cases, we understand how to navigate the legal system on both sides to maximize the compensation our client receives.

We have helped thousands of clients obtain the compensation and care they need to recover to the fullest extent possible. A Team Effort

Our attorneys have many years experience in the areas of personal injury and workers' compensation.

Bill Bender is the managing partner of Bender & Gritz. Mr. Bender handles significant personal injury, wrongful death and maritime cases for the firm. Using an aggressive yet reasoned approach, he has obtained several settlements and verdicts in excess of a million dollars.

Eric Gritz leads our worker's compensation department and also handles Jones Act, longshoremen's and railroad worker cases. Mr. Gritz has extensive experience handling all types of workers' compensation cases, including wrongful death and toxic exposure cases. He has been lead counsel in over 100 trials before the Worker's Compensation Appeals Board and has obtained awards and settlements totaling more than $20 million in worker's compensation cases.

Carl Kreibich and Brandi Kurlander are partners in the firm and have successfully handled numerous cases. They are strongly committed to obtaining compensation for injured workers and victims of negligent acts.

Mariaelena Davila, Senior Counsel, has practiced worker's compensation law for 24 years. Ms. Davila strengthens our firm with her formidable knowledge and considerable experience in handling the claims of injured workers.

Our attorneys are supported by a staff of experienced legal professionals. We take a team approach to our cases, sharing information and exchanging ideas. Clients appreciate the caring client service we provide and our complete commitment to their cause.

Contact a Lawyer

For a free initial consultation with Bender & Gritz about obtaining compensation for a workplace accident or act of negligence, call 866-603-7941 toll free or send us an e-mail.

Se Habla Español

Location (1)

Areas of Practice (23)

Specific Practice Area and Industry Group Details across multiple offices:

  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Construction Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Maritime Cases
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Head Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Back Injury
  • Neck Injury
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Auto Accidents
  • Car Crash
  • Boating Accidents
  • Dog Bites
  • Knee Injury
  • Ankle Injury
  • Workers Compensation
  • Longshore and Jones Act Cases
  • Death Claims
  • Serious and Willful Violations
  • 132(a) Claims
  • Toxic Exposure Matters

People (4)

  • Bill Bender
  • Managing Partner
  • San Diego, CA
  • Personal Injury, Products Liability, Construction Accidents, Wrongful Death, Maritime Cases, Carpal ...
  • Peer Reviews
    5.0/5.0 1 Review
  • Client Reviews
    No Reviews
  • Eric Gritz
  • Partner
  • San Diego, CA
  • Workers Compensation, Longshore and Jones Act Cases, Death Claims, Serious and Willfull Violations, ...
  • Peer Reviews
    5.0/5.0 2 Reviews
  • Client Reviews
    No Reviews
  • Brandi Kurlander
  • Partner
  • San Diego, CA
  • Workers Compensation, Personal Injury
  • Peer Reviews
    No Reviews
  • Client Reviews
    100% Recommended 1 Review
  • Carl Kreibich
  • Partner
  • San Diego, CA
  • Workers Compensation, Social Security Disability...
  • Peer Reviews
    No Reviews
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Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 3 reviews
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    5.0/5.0
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    5.0/5.0
  • Judgment

    5.0/5.0
  • Communication

    5.0/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    5.0/5.0

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Client Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 4 reviews
  • 100% client recommended 4 recommendations
  • Communication

    5.0/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    4.5/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    5.0/5.0
  • Value for Money

    5.0/5.0
  • Brandi Kurlander Read 1 review

    5.0/5.0 on 08/12/16

    Brandi fought FAR beyond the amount she was being paid for. She was able to get me to the right kind of Drs. and help calm me and assure me through th... Read more

    Brandi fought FAR beyond the amount she was being paid for. She was able to get me to the right kind of Drs. and help calm me and assure me through the craziness of the Workers Comp. system. I was not the nicest of clients after being run around for many years with W/C. Yet she always remained pleasant and on the best track for me. If your someone that's skittish about Lawyers she will absolutely change those fears. I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone in need.

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  • Bender Gritz

    5.0/5.0 on 05/21/17

    It is amazing that AAA Auto Insurance adjusters were unwilling to pay my Uninsured Motorist Coverage. I rightfully paid into that for some years with that company. The ve... Read more

    It is amazing that AAA Auto Insurance adjusters were unwilling to pay my Uninsured Motorist Coverage. I rightfully paid into that for some years with that company. The vehicle accident involved a driver that was not covered by insurance in that vehicle. Bender and Gritz Law Firm took my case. One of their attorneys made numerous phone calls. He wrote a very telling letter to AAA. The results: An Apology and My Money from AAA.

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  • Bender Gritz

    5.0/5.0 on 07/17/11

    Erick Gritz is AN HONEST, RELIABLE AND LOYAL LAWYER, HIS STAFF IS FRIENDLY, ACCURATE, RESPECTFUL AND PATIENT, MS BRANDY WAS MY LAWYER BACK IN 2001 AND SHE WAS WONDERFUL,... Read more

    Erick Gritz is AN HONEST, RELIABLE AND LOYAL LAWYER, HIS STAFF IS FRIENDLY, ACCURATE, RESPECTFUL AND PATIENT, MS BRANDY WAS MY LAWYER BACK IN 2001 AND SHE WAS WONDERFUL, RIGHT NOW THEY ARE HELPING MY UNCLE.

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      5.0/5.0
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  • Bender Gritz

    4.5/5.0 on 09/26/10

    It's a long process - still waiting settlement (2 yrs), but they are very informative and thorough. They also suggested I apply for State Disability which I did (didn't... Read more

    It's a long process - still waiting settlement (2 yrs), but they are very informative and thorough. They also suggested I apply for State Disability which I did (didn't think I could). Big help.

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