Firm Overview

On Your Side

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.

Lisa 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.

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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