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Eric Darnell Anderson

About Me

Mr. Anderson was raised in Long Beach, California.  Mr. Anderson received his BA in history from Pitzer College and his Juris Doctor from the Boston College School of Law.

He began his career in 2002 when he joined the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts.  During his tenure as a prosecutor in Middlesex, Mr. Anderson prosecuted numerous misdemeanor and felony cases, from embezzlement to violent crimes in the adult and juvenile courts. 

In 2006, Mr. Anderson returned to California to join the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office, where he supervised the Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team.  Mr. Anderson also served as the gang prosecutor, prosecuting members of outlaw motorcycle gangs for operating a continual criminal enterprise, in addition to prosecuting other violent felonies.  

In 2010, Mr. Anderson decided to try his hand at civil law when he took a position as Deputy County Counsel for the County of Contra Costa. In Contra Costa, Mr. Anderson represented the County in State and Federal court in a variety of matters including employment disputes, personal injury, and civil rights litigation.  An experienced trial lawyer with almost 100 jury trials, Mr. Anderson is committed to exhausting all possible solutions in order to protect the rights of his clients. 


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Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 82%
    13 years, 1.3 thousand cases
  2. Business: 10%
    3 years, 20 cases
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 5%
    5 years, 9 cases
  4. Family: 2%
    3 years, 4 cases
  5. Civil Rights: 1%
    5 years, 40 cases



Hourly ($305-450/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Adam Blake Ryan

    Having opposed Eric Anderson on several matters, I know he is a tenacious trial attorney who represents his clients aggressively and ethically. His courtroom demeanor is uncompromisingly professional yet uniquely entertaining and effective. Without hesitation, I highly recommend Eric Anderson.


    Adam Ryan Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Joseph Michael Ahart

    I locked horns with Mr. Anderson on many occasions over the years that he was a prosecutor. Mr. Anderson is an aggressive, knowledgeable, and experienced trial lawyer who I would recommend.


    Joseph Ahart DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Eric D. Anderson Law, Ltd.

300 E. State Street
Suite 520
Redlands, CA, 92373


MAAdministrative Suspension200204/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Of CounselKushner Carlson, PC2013 - Present
Attorney, OwnerEric D. Anderson Law, Ltd.2012 - Present
Trial AttorneyFarmers Insurance2012 - 2012
Deputy County CounselContra Costa County Counsel2010 - 2012
Deputy District AttorneyShasta County District Attorney's Office2006 - 2010
Assistant District AttorneyMiddlesex District Attorney Office, Mass.2002 - 2006
Association NamePosition NameDuration
100 Black Men of Long BeachMentor2014 - Present
Elks LodgeMember2014 - Present
National Trial LawyersMember2014 - Present
R.T. Fields Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
California Association of Black LawyersMember2014 - Present
Hon. Joseph B. Campbell American Inn of CourtBarrister2013 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2013 - Present
Phi Alpha DeltaMember1997 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Peacock v. Contra Costa CountyAfter an extensive investigation,I filed a demurrer and the case was dismissed.
Tami Mello v. Contra CostaCase dismissed
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston College Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Pitzer College (Claremont)HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
100 Black Men of Long Beach EducationalThe Law and You: Protecting yourself on the street and in your home2013