Anthony J. DeLellis

Anthony J. DeLellis

San Diego, California
Anthony DeLellis handles Social Security matters for the firm and brings 35 years of legal experience to Bender & Gritz. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Political Science at Rutgers University and received a Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego Law School in 1981 and became a member of the California bar at the age of 24. 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.  Mr. DeLellis is a member of the State of California and San Diego County Bar Associations, the California Applicant Attorney Association, the Workers Compensation section of the State Bar of California and the National Organization of Social Security Representatives.  He has served as an adjunct professor at colleges in New York and California he is a frequent lecturer in the field of Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability law.

Areas of Practice

  • Social Security

Litigation Percentage

  • 40% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1982
  • California, 1981
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1981


  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1981
  • Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1978

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California Trial Lawyers, 1989 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1989 - Present
  • San Diego Trial Lawyers, 1989 - Present
  • Mercer County Big Brothers/Sisters, 1984 - 1988