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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 Attorney Bill 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 – 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers® list.
Eric Gritz, Workers' Compensation Attorney in San Diego Eric Gritz is a founding member of the firm and heads our worker’s compensation and social security departments. He also handles Jones Act, Longshoremen’s and personal injury cases. He has been lead counsel in over 300 trials before the Worker’s Compensation Appeals Board and has obtained awards and settlements totaling more than $30 million in worker’s compensation cases. Mr. Gritz recently defended the case of Brown v. Qualcomm before the California Supreme Court.
Carl Kreibich, a workers' compensation lawyer Carl Kreibich is a partner at the firm who has been with Bender & Gritz, APLC, since 1998. He 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 in obtaining compensation for injured workers and victims of negligent acts for clients throughout Southern California.
Brandi Kurlander, San Diego Workerman's Comp Attorney Brandi Kurlander is a partner at the firm who has been with Bender & Gritz, APLC, since 1999. 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.
Lisa B. Hernandez, associate with [nap_names id= Lisa B Hernandez is a partner at the firm who has been with Bender & Gritz, APLC, since 2012. She exclusively handles workers’ compensation cases. Ms. Hernandez has been advocating for the rights of those faced with uncertainties of the legal system for over 25 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 Sayre Mike Sayre is a seasoned litigator at Bender & Gritz, APLC and is an important part of our personal injury team. He handles all aspects of civil discovery including trial. Mr. Sayre has 37 years of experience in auto accidents, trucking and motorcycle collisions, construction site injuries, products liability, wrongful death and various other complex litigation matters.
Tyler Campbell Tyler Campbell is a litigation and trial attorney at Bender & Gritz, APLC. Tyler Campbell’s practice focuses almost exclusively upon representation of plaintiffs in serious personal injury matters including automobile accidents, brain injury, and premises liability cases. He is involved in all aspects of the firm’s injury litigation practice, from initial case strategy through trial, and has substantial experience handling complex injury cases.
bgcollage Support 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 and Social Security cases. 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.