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David Vincent Hiden

Workers compensation Attorney at San Diego, CA

4.9   64 reviews
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  • Licensed for 30 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1994
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About David

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A WINNING TRACK RECORD WITH OUTSTANDING SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS!

I am a Founding Partner, at Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP.   I am a firm believer in communication.  I pride myself in keeping clients involved and informed in every step of their case.

 

I also know that it is equally important to communicate with the opposing party and their lawyers, as they are the gate keepers to resolving your claim.

 

While litigation and trial is always an option, I have been extremely successful in resolving our clients claims at early stages in the process, while being able to fully maximize our clients settlements.  The reason for this high success rate is preparation...preparing your case early in the game, so that trial is an option and not merely the only avenue.

 

Because in the end, delays prevent you from getting on with your life and focusing on the positive aspects that involve friends, family and travel, which offers great peace of mind.

 

Not to worry, in the event your case will not informally resolve for a great result that we believe is right for you; your injuries; and the case, we will take your case to trial.  

 

Contact me at your convenience, as I make myself extremely accessible to existing clients, as well as perspective ones.  I have a phenomenal track record.  You will be glad you contacted me.

Awards

Client's Choice 2020,2019,2015,2014,2012,2011
Client's Choice
2020 2019 2015 + 3 ...
Top Contributor 2013,2012
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Location

HIDEN, ROTT & OERTLE, LLP
2635 Camino del Rio South, Suite 110
San Diego, CA, 92108
HIDEN, ROTT & OERTLE, LLP
1501 Ocotillo Drive, Suite F
El Centro, CA, 92243
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  64 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
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Posted by Carol | June 1, 2011
David Hiden Is the Best Attorney I have ever known
David is the most Honest Attorney I have ever Known. He is very knowledgeable and will let you know up front if he thinks he can help you are not. He does not charge for hours of work and then say oh I can't help you.
Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2011
Very good Personal injury attorney with quick results
i have had Mr. Hiden on 3 cases which all turned in my favor thanks to his help & expertise which all settled with great results. I have also referred a few of my friends to Mr. Hiden who have nothing but great things to say. He was attentive to my needs and also kept me in the loop of everything that was going on.
Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Experience
Spoke with David several times and he is a wonderful attorney. He was so helpful and knowledgeable about the WC process. He was able to give me some great advice for which I am very thankful. Would recommend him to anyone. He made a stressful situation better.
Posted by Ryan | August 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Experienced Coucil
David was referred to me, by another lawyer that practices in a different field. From my first call with David, I could immediately tell that was very well-versed and experienced in his practice. He made himself immediately available to help me, even giving me his cell phone number. From our first call, he sought to clearly understand the details of my issue. I initially wanted to take a different route, but David calmly explained the pros on cons of the different options that were available to me. Knowing that much detail of these options, can really only come from a tremendous amount of experience that can't be faked. It is so difficult to find the right people, and I feel I got really lucky finding David for my legal needs. I plan to continue to use him for any additional matters, and I highly recommend him to others.
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Posted by shay | October 4, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
great advice
David took time out of his day to provide me with legal advice very promptly when I really needed it. I appreciated his responsiveness, professionalism, and information. I highly recommend.
Posted by Doreen | July 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dave Hiden is the little guy's attorney
Dave settled several credit cards for me. He got great results, and his fee was very reasonable. He kept me informed throughout the process and led me through it step by step. I can't say enough good things about him. I give him my highest recommendation and will definitely use him again if I'm ever in need of an attorney.
Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got fantastic result!
Mr. David expeditiously got my case solved as quick as he probable ought to given the circumstances.
Posted by Kim | November 10, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
David Has Been a Life Saver
My employer's benefits program referred me to a couple of attorneys who turned out to be duds when it came to handling my legal situation. But when they referred me to David, I hit the jackpot. He quickly gave me the direction I needed and continues to generously provide rapid responses to my questions. Although I haven't met him in person, I can tell that he is a kind and compassionate man.
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Posted by Ali | November 2, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you David
David provided great details on my case and was very professional throughout the process, his experience and the detailed provided was very helpful to my case
Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Lawyer with a huge HEART!
June 2019, I was with my family on vacation, when we received the worst news of our life (1) We needed to go to court for an unknown reason; (2) our lawyer backed out of a case that we thought had been settled; (3) We found out that she refused to tell us about a settlement, (4) leaving us with thousands of dollars in court costs. Why? Our neighbor was embarrassed at City Hall after we had successfully ended a dog noise complaint - so he kept filing complaints. Our former lawyer turned our Cease and Desist into a SLAPP motion, which removes a person's right to the 5th Amendment. In 9 months of being our lawyer, she refused to meet face-to-face. In court, she did not know who I was until we stood next to each other before the judge. She immediately dismissed herself in court and walked out, leaving me standing in front of the opposing lawyer and judge - wondering, "What just happened?" In the weeks following, we lost a lot of sleep trying to find someone who would be able to stop the accumulating fines and charges. We had spoken with at least 15 lawyers. Most knew about the reputation of our lawyer. All sympathized, but refused, once they asked about the opposing law firm. It was a local Criminal Law firm and the attorney is a friend of our neighbor. All this and we had ultimately done nothing wrong. We finally got in touch with David Hiden, who (although being an Injury Lawyer) decided to take on our case. He said, "I just hate seeing good people get screwed by bad lawyers." David was able to make a settlement with the opposition and filed against our former lawyer, making her pay for most of the costs. I wish I could give the "fairy tale" ending and state that we paid nothing and that our former lawyer lost her license (but that wouldn't be real life, when it comes to lawyers). We did, however, end up paying only a fraction of what it could have been. David, quite literally, saved us from bankruptcy. In the end, we saw what pride and anger can do (from both neighbors and lawyers). We learned that court is no joke and feared for good reason. We have absolutely no intention on ever calling a lawyer again . . . but if we do, we found ONE with the absolute backbone and character to represent us. David: you have a client for life. May God continue to bless you and your firm!
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Posted by Chris | June 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
fantastic attorney
It was a pleasure to deal with an attorney who was strait forward. He did a great job from our first consultation.He was able to lay out to me exactly how my case was going to progress.In the end it was a great decision by me to go with him and his firm.First class attorney.
Posted by Dorothy | June 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
David Hiden - One of the Best Attorney's in San Diego
I needed to find an effective, experienced and intelligent attorney... a professional that has years of knowledge of the WC system, who is tough, well connected with his colleagues and respected in the legal communities within the courts and justice system. When I met David Hiden for the first time during my initial consultation at the firm during my intake, I was impressed by how easy it was to talk and converse with him along with his calming demeanor. David was easy to understand when he explained the process and he possessed a clear and concise communication style. When I had questions, he didn't interrupt, he listened and patiently conveyed back explaining in a way I could easily understand the meaning and purpose. With no arrogance. I was very fortunate to be given his personal cell phone, so we could communicate via text or voice when we needed to check in or report on status. After 7 long years, We had the last piece of documentation needed for the case and David moved forward to propose pressure to the defense for us to move forward to trial or settle. I can ecstatically report, including being pleasantly surprised by the result of the entirety of all my claims was a total success. The award amount was worth the long wait. I owe this victory all to David. Without his professionalism, respect from his peers and gift of persuasion, the results would have been a lot different.
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Posted by Karen | May 4, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best lawyer in San Diego area
I connected with David through my work benefits and really lucked out with getting a top-notch, professional lawyer. I had a landlord/tenant situation that I could not resolve myself. David was extremely responsive, understanding and knew exactly how to handle my legal situation. Life is hard enough and legal matters don’t have to be when you have the right representation. If you ever need a lawyer, David Hiden is definitely your guy.
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Posted by Gary | April 15, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Exceptional Service
I was referred to Dave by the Employee Assistance Program and I’m thankful for that. He was honest with us. Beat thing we can do for now is pay the fees to get our vehicle back. We can pursue the issue on court at a later date. More importantly, he went a step beyond a consultation, and his was empathetic. I highly recommend him and I’m hopeful that he can represent me if I decide to pursue in court.
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Super
David did an amazing job! Would recommend him to anyone! He gave a information to help us win our case against our hoa.
Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing experience!
Couldn't be happier with the services provided to me by David Hiden! This was my first experience at a law firm and I am very pleased that I came here. David Hiden went above and beyond my expectations in giving me the help that I needed!
Posted by Lynn | September 3, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful
Mr. Hiden returned my call promptly, listened attentively and offered me immediate advice on how to improve my financial crisis. He is looking into the particulars of my case and will be back in touch within 3 days. He suggested various avenues to address my situation and gave me his personal cell number should I need to reach him in the interim. He is an advocate for teachers and union members and I am greatly relieved to be in his council.
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Posted by Michael | August 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
had several great experiences with David Hiden
I hired David several years ago to help with a personal injury claim. He was straightforward and delivered everything as promised. Since then, he's always answered my questions via phone and E-mail. I wish I could hire him for my divorce. he's my favorite lawyer. Great experience and I'm honored to write this review.
Posted by Marie | July 2, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
David Hiden is the BEST!
I reached out to David and he responded right away. Not only that, but he was very informative and helped me with my issue. Actually, he went ABOVE and BEYOND what I was expecting!!!! Thanks David! He really put my mind at ease and it means so much to me.
Posted by Jennie P | March 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
On top of it from the start!
Mr. Hiden took on my case for me at the last minute. He was a take charge kind of lawyer and did not require me constantly following up to see if he did what he said he was going to do. He took action, followed through, and negotiations with the other party were handled professionally, assertively and ended with very fair results. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a go-getter, articulate, knowledgeable and results driven attorney. Very pleased!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 550-550 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-45%
  • Pro bono 5 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP
  • 1994 - Present

Education

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • California State University, San Diego
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • LaFrancis v. Westways Staffing
  • $1.2M (approx.)

Associations

  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Diego Superior Court
  • Chairman
  • N/A
  • California Chiropractic Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • California Chiropractic Association
  • Chairman
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Avvo Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Certificate of Honor
  • UFCW, Local 135
  • 2004

Publications

  • Hiden, Rott & Oertle Legal Magazine
  • The Union Defender
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Teamsters
  • Car Accidents on the Job
  • 2013
  • OPEIU, Local 30
  • Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation Cross Over Claims
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (46)
Given (52)
Endorse David
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Dave's professional record speaks for itself. All he does is win, win, win. No matter what the issue is Dave finds a way to work it to his clients advantage. But the best part of Dave is that his capacity for compassion is as large as his intellect is capable. Anywhere I go with Dave he's easily the nicest guy in the room."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hiden is a very intelligent and hard working attorney. He is extremely professional and truly cares about each and every client."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Other
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is an incredibly fine person with a heartfelt attitude towards the needs of his clients. He is a gem and I will continue to recommend him."
Administrative law Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Hiden is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients as well as his level of experience. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. The attorney works very hard for the clients and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I respect and endorse Mr. Hiden for the hard work and great results he obtains for his clients."
Car accident Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hiden's comments on Avvo distinguish him amongst his peers as a highly knowledgeable, extremely capable, and very effective lawyer who gives great advice. I offer him my highest endorsement."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David's contributions to the Avvo community prove him to be extremely knowledgeable, experienced and thoughtful - all the things a client needs in a lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dave is an incredible person, lawyer and advocate. He is experienced, knowledgeable, compassionate, caring, empathetic, dedicated and loyal. He and his partner have built a firm dedicated to providing excellent legal representation to all of their clients and staffed it with knowledgeable and skilled employees. If I or one of my loved ones ever suffered an injury caused by the negligence of another, the firm of Hiden, Rott & Oertle would be my first and only choice for superior legal representation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In the little time I've known Mr. Hiden, his expertise and professionalism are evident from his impressive profile and his well crafted responses to the posted legal questions on Avvo."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Mr. Hiden. His legal knowledge and dedication to his clients is superb."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dave is a fine lawyer. He is dedicated to his clients and provides top legal services. Dave knows what it takes to obtain full value for his clients injuries, he goes the extra mile."
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Avvo Contributions

Top Contributor 2013
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San Diego Workers compensation Lawyer David Vincent Hiden
David Vincent Hiden
Workers compensation Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 30 years
Free Consultation