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Joseph Andrew Creitz

Joseph Andrew Creitz

Practice areas:

Litigation, Employee Benefits, Insurance

About Me

Languages Spoken: English, Italian

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Litigation: 34%
    22 years
  2. Insurance: 33%
    11 years
  3. Employee Benefits: 33%
    20 years



Hourly ($575-625/hour), Contingent (30-40%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

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    Joe Creitz is a zealous and skilled advocate for his clients. ERISA is a complex and ever changing area of the law and Attorney Creitz is well known for his outstanding litigation skills and keen understanding of the complicated legal issues involved in ERISA benefit claims. Due to his compassion for his clients and his clear talent in the courtroom, I fully endorse Joe Creitz.


    Alicia Paulino-Grisham Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jeremy Lyle Bordelon

    I endorse Mr. Creitz. He is one of an elite few who really know how to handle ERISA employee benefits claims, and would be a great attorney for anyone who needs help with their benefits.


    Jeremy Bordelon Social Security Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Creitz & Serebin, LLP

250 Montgomery
Suite 1400
San Francisco, CA, 94104



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY)California Lawyer Magazine2012

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerCreitz & Serebin LLP2013 - Present
Trial AttorneyThe Law Office of Joseph A. Creitz, P.C.2005 - Present
Trial AttorneyUnited States Department Of Labor, Office Of The Solicitor2003 - 2005
General Counsel415, Inc.1999 - 2003
Senior AssociateVan Bourg, Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld1995 - 1999
AssociateBell, Rosenberg & Hughes, LLP1992 - 1995
Judicial ExternUnited States District Judge Thelton Henderson1991 - 1991

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Federal Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Cyr v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co.Unanimous en banc ruling at Ninth Circuit
Stanton v. Chung$1.1 million jury verdict
Cyr v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co.Trial court judgment for plaintiff

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Publication NameTitleDate
Employee Benefits Law, Third EditionChapter 13: Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies (contributing author)2012

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2003
UC Hastings COLLawJD1992
Univ of WisconsinU.S. HistoryBS1989

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Upper Division ERISA SeminarERISA Plaintiffs Litigation2013