Eric Ritigstein
Eric's Team
Anne Straub
Anne Straub
Legal Secretary
Rosa M. Martinez
Rosa M. Martinez
Legal Assistant

Eric Ritigstein, Associate

Personal Injury

Eric Ritigstein spent the earlier part of his career defending large insurance companies and their clients in personal injury matters. After becoming frustrated and dissatisfied working to safeguard insurance money from seriously injured people, he joined Boxer+Gerson in 2014 to pursue a personal injury practice devoted 100 percent to litigation.

In addition to his formal legal education, Eric received training from the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. His courtroom and appellate experience helps him better represent clients who have been injured both on and off the job. Armed with unique insights and firsthand knowledge of the insurance adjuster’s mentality and common defense attorney tactics, Eric is committed to obtaining just compensation for those who have been injured and wronged.

Eric has published several notable works, including an article in Plaintiff magazine and another in Workers’ Compensation Quarterly.

In his spare time, Eric enjoys playing basketball and writing.

Case highlights
  • $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 in a slip-and-fall
    • Following a one-week trial by Eric and his Boxer+Gerson co-counsel, the case of a worker who slipped and fell inside a restaurant’s walk-in cooler was settled for double the defendant’s pre-trial offer.
  • $4 million for the family of a surveyor fatally struck by earth-moving equipment
    • 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 injured when his truck was rear-ended
    • A commercial van driver suffered minor back injuries when he was rear-ended on the job. The responsible party’s insurance company refused to pay more than $4,000. Eric took the case to trial and obtained a jury verdict of $13,300 plus $4,300 in court costs.
  • Bar admissions
    • California, 2007
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
    Education
    • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
      • Sacramento, California
      • J.D.
      • McGeorge Law Review
    • Columbia University
      • P.B.C., Pre-medical
      • New York, New York
    • Washington University
      • St. Louis, Missouri
      • B.A., Political Science
    Professional Associations and Memberships
    • State Bar of California
    • Contra Costa County Bar Association
    • Alameda County Bar Association
    • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
    • Consumer Attorneys of California
    Eric's Team's Team
    Anne Straub
    Anne Straub
    Legal Secretary
    Rosa M. Martinez
    Rosa M. Martinez
    Legal Assistant

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