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.
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Specific Practice Area and Industry Group Details across multiple offices:
5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 11/07/11 in Workers Compensation
5.0/5.0 by a Senior Associate on 11/26/14 in Personal Injury
Aggressive but professional - frequently refer potential cases to him because I respect him so much. Read more
Aggressive but professional - frequently refer potential cases to him because I respect him so much.
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.
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.
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
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