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 a founding member of the firm and is the managing partner of Bender & Gritz. Mr. Bender handles significant personal injury, wrongful death and maritime cases for the firm. He has obtained multiple settlements and verdicts in excess of a million dollars. Bill Bender has been selected to the 2015, 2016, and 2017 Southern California Super Lawyers® list.
Eric Gritz, Workers' Compensation Attorney in San DiegoEric Gritz is a founding member of the firm and leads our worker's compensation department and also handles Jones Act, Longshoremen's and Social Security cases. He has been lead counsel in over 200 trials before the Worker's Compensation Appeals Board and has obtained awards and settlements totaling more than $30 million in worker's compensation cases.
Carl Kreibich, a workers' compensation lawyerCarl Kreibich has been with the firm since 1998 and is a partner who is a certified workers' compensation Legal Specialist. He has successfully handled hundreds of complex worker's compensation and social security 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.  She is considered a top attorney in her field at handling matters that have both worker's compensation and personal injury issues. Ms. Kurlander is admitted to the California Supreme Court and is a member of numerous legal organizations, advocating for the rights of the injured.
Mariaelena Davila, workers' compensation attorney es abogado de compensación de trabajadoresMariaelena Davila, Senior Counsel, has practiced worker's compensation law for 28 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 over 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 including trial. 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.
Anthony DeLellis
Anthony DeLellis handles Social Security matters for the firm and brings 35 years of legal experience to Bender & Gritz. Mr. DeLellis has represented thousands of injured workers and disabled clients throughout his career. He has litigated jury trials both in State and Federal Courts and successfully argued Appellate Cases before the 3rd and 9th Circuit Federal Courts as well as various State Appellate Courts.
Cory DeLellis
Cory DeLellis is an associate attorney at the law firm of Bender and Gritz. Her area of practice is Social Security Disability. Ms. DeLellis has represented numerous individuals before the Social Security Administration and has handled disability claims from the initial application through the Administrative Law Hearing. Ms. DeLellis is ethical, aggressive, and committed to obtaining favorable resolutions for disabled and permanently injured people.
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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