Eric Ritigstein
Eric's Team
Rosa M. Martinez
Rosa M. Martinez
Legal Assistant
Vanessa J. Hunt
Vanessa J. Hunt
Legal Secretary

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.
  • $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 a passersby from a neighboring business who Eric tracked down from local newspaper articles, Eric was able to show that the job site lacked adequate safety measures.
  • High six-figure settlement for a delivery person injured in a slip-and-fall
    • Following one-week of 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.
  • $5.5 million for an engineer who suffered a severe crush injury due to an unguarded roller-coater machine
  • $1.4 million for a tradesman who required neck surgery after being struck by the gate of a freight elevator
  • $1.1 million for a sanitation worker who suffered serious injuries after tripping and falling on poorly designed steps at a customer’s home
  • $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 own employer carried an underinsured motorist policy that covered her injuries. Eric obtained $500,000 for the client at mediation.
  • $500,000 for a motorist who was injured when her vehicle struck a cow that had wandered onto a dark road from an ungated ranch
  • $647,500 for a security guard who was pinned and injured by a large metal gate that fell off its hinges
Bar admissions
  • California, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • 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
Rosa M. Martinez
Rosa M. Martinez
Legal Assistant
Vanessa J. Hunt
Vanessa J. Hunt
Legal Secretary

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