Our Attorneys

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.

Lawyers On Your Side

Our attorneys have many years experience in the areas of personal injury and workers' compensation.  We have helped thousands of clients obtain the compensation and care they need to recover to the fullest extent possible.

Bill Bender, San Diego Personal Injury AttorneyBill 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. Bill Bender has been selected to the 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers® list.
Eric Gritz, Workers' Compensation Attorney in San DiegoEric 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, a workers' compensation lawyerCarl Kreibich has been with the firm since 1998 and is a partner.  He has successfully handled numerous workers' compensation cases. He is strongly committed to obtaining compensation for injured workers and victims of negligent acts for clients throughout Southern California.
Brandi Kurlander, San Diego Workerman's Comp AttorneyBrandi Kurlander has been with Bender & Gritz, APLC since 1999 and is a partner with the firm.  She is the only lawyer with the firm who handles both personal injury and workers' compensation cases.  Ms. Kurlander is admitted to the California Supreme Court and is a member of numerous law organizations.
Mariaelena Davila, workers' compensation attorney es abogado de compensación de trabajadoresMariaelena 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.
Lisa B. Hernandez, associate with Bender & Gritz, APLCLisa B Hernandez is an associate attorney at the firm who handles workers compensation exclusively. Lisa has been advocating for the rights of those faced with uncertainties of the legal system for almost 20 years. She works diligently to ensure that those who are confused and intimidated by the workers' compensation system become informed so that they can be better advocates for themselves.
Michael SayreMike Sayre is a seasoned litigator and is an important part of our personal injury team. He handles all aspects of civil discovery before trial for our firm. He has 31 years of experience in auto accidents, trucking and motorcycle collisions, construction site injuries, products liability, wrongful death and various other complex litigation matters.
Bender & Gritz, APLC's StaffSupport Staff: 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.

A Team of Attorneys Helping Victims of Serious Accidents

Bender & Gritz, APLC, practices exclusively in the areas of personal injury and worker's compensation.  Our record of verdicts and settlements includes several multi-million dollar cases and other large verdict cases. Many law firms in the San Diego area and Southern California refer cases to us, particularly those involving third-party workplace injury claims. They know that when they entrust their clients to us, we will do everything in our power to help the client obtain maximum compensation.

Attorneys with Referrals, Contact One of Our Lawyers Today

We pay generous referral fees to attorneys in strict compliance with applicable state bar rules and regulations. To connect with Bender & Gritz, call 619-618-2988 or contact an attorney directly.

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Million Dollar Advocates Forum | Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum AV LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability 100 Percent Club 2014 - SDCBA Attorney Bill Bender has been named to the 2015 Super Lawyers list for Southern California. Bender & Gritz, APLC has been an accredited business with the BBB since 2003 and has an A+ rating APITLAmerica | Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America