Eric Ritigstein Associate

Eric Ritigstein

Eric Ritigstein

Associate

Location
Oakland, California
Phone
510-918-3500

Fax
510-835-0415
Email

In addition to his formal legal education, Eric Ritigstein received training from the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. He utilizes his courtroom and appellate experience to represent clients who have been injured both on and off the job. 

Before he joined Boxer & Gerson in January 2014, Eric spent six and a half years defending large insurance companies and their clients in personal injury matters. He eventually became frustrated and dissatisfied working to safeguard insurance money from seriously injured individuals. That’s when he decided to join Boxer & Gerson, where he pursues a personal injury practice devoted 100 percent to litigation.

Armed with unique insights and first-hand knowledge of the insurance adjusters’ mentality and common defense attorney tactics, Eric is committed to obtaining just compensation for those who have been injured and wronged.

Eric received his law degree from University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law, where he was a member of the McGeorge Law Review. His bachelor’s degree in political science from Washington University in St. Louis was followed by a post-baccalaureate premedical certificate from Columbia University. In his spare time, Eric enjoys playing basketball and writing.

Recent Case Results

  • $896,000 jury verdict for a CHP motorcycle officer injured in a highway collision. The defendant’s final pre-trial offer was $115,000. At trial, Eric and his Boxer & Gerson co-counsel successfully refuted the defendant’s argument that the CHP officer was at fault for “lane-splitting.” The jury found no fault on the part of the officer.
  • High six-figure settlement for a deliveryman injured when he slipped and fell inside a restaurant’s walk-in cooler. Following one week of trial by Eric and his Boxer & Gerson co-counsel, the case settled for double the defendant’s pre-trial offer.
  • $4 million for the family of a surveyor who was fatally struck by earth-moving equipment on a construction site. Through the deposition testimony of the victim’s co-workers and the eyewitness testimony of passersby from a neighboring business, Eric was able to show that the job site lacked adequate safety measures.
  • $500,000 for a youth care counselor injured in a rear-end collision. Although the driver responsible for the collision lacked adequate insurance, Boxer & Gerson attorneys discovered that the plaintiff’s employer carried an underinsured motorist policy that covered her injuries. Eric obtained $500,000 for the client at mediation.
  • $350,000 for a gutter repairman who was injured when his truck got rear-ended returning from a job.
  • A commercial van driver suffered minor back injuries when he was rear-ended on the job. The responsible party’s insurance company dug in its heels and refused to pay anything more than $4,000. Eric took the case to trial and obtained a jury verdict of $13,300 plus $4,300 in court costs.
  • $525,000 for a hardwood floor installer who was injured on the job when he fell from an unguarded ledge at a construction site.


Published Works

  • Chapter 742: “Paving the Way for Alternative and Complementary Medicine,” 36 McGeorge L. Rev. 933, 2005
  • “Preparing Your Client to Give a Deposition That Helps Your Case”, Plaintiff magazine, October, 2014
  • “Blaming the Employer Could Negatively Impact Your Client’s Recovery from a Third-Party Tortfeasor”, Workers’ Compensation Quarterly, 2015
  • California, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
    • J.D.
    • Law Review: McGeorge Law Review
  • Columbia University, New York, New York
    • Post-Baccalaureate Pre-medical Certificate
  • Washington University , St. Louis, Missouri
    • B.A., Political Science
  • State Bar of California
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California