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About me

I am a huge sports fan and I have played baseball, basketball and tennis at competitive levels.  In 2013 we moved in to an office over-looking Petco Park and I can now watch Padre games from my office.  It's a dream come true to do what I love in this environment. 


I feel honored to do the work that I do and have the ability to better the lives of my clients. People come to me when they are the most vulnerable and in desperate need of help. I take that responsibility seriously and I am dedicated to doing everything in my power to turn the stressful circumstances facing my clients in to positive results.  With the negative stereotypes you often hear about attorneys, I consider it my duty to prove that good attorneys, who care about their clients, do exist.  If I have endorsed a lawyer here on AVVO you can be sure that they maintain the same professional and personal standards.




Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 49%
  2. Maritime: 14%
  3. Wrongful Death: 14%
  4. Defective Products: 14%
  5. Other: 9%
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Contingent (15-33%)

Attorney endorsements

6 total 

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  • Alecia A Gordon

    I endorse Bill Bender. Bill is a knowledgeable and skilled attorney. He truly cares about his clients and takes the time to listen to them. He provides all of his clients with excellent representation.


    Alecia Gordon Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Sasha Kamfiroozie

    Bill is a highly respected and talented litigator. He passionately advocates for each of his clients and understands the importance of keeping clients informed. He is attentive, reliable, and an expert in his field. I strongly endorse Bill.


    Sasha Kamfiroozie Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Bender & Gritz

350 10th Avenue
Suite 900
San Diego, CA, 92101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSan Diego Super Lawyers Magazine2016
Super LawyerSan Diego Super Lawyers Magazine2015
Super LawyerSan Diego Super Lawyers Magazine2014
Top 1% LitigatorLitigator Awards.com2014
Invited MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2002
Invited MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerBender & Gritz1996 - Present
ArbitratorSan Diego Superior Court2000 - 2005
AssociateThordsen Law Offices1993 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Supreme CourtN/A2000 - Present
The Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember1998 - Present
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1998 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1998 - Present
San Diego Consumer AttorneysMember1996 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1993 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
San Diego State UniversityMarketingN/A1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Personal Injury Law from start to finsishNegotiation2015