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About me

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.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 30%
  2. Car Accident: 30%
  3. Brain Injury: 20%
  4. Medical Malpractice: 10%
  5. Workers Compensation: 10%



Hourly ($550/hour), contingent (30-45%), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Nichole Renee Cristilli

    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.


    Nichole Cristilli Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Macyh Nawaey

    Mr. Hiden is a very intelligent and hard working attorney. He is extremely professional and truly cares about each and every client.


    Macyh Nawaey Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info


2635 Camino del Rio South, Suite 110
San Diego, CA, 92108


1501 Ocotillo Drive, Suite F
El Centro, CA, 92243



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Avvo Top ContributorAvvo2013
Certificate of HonorUFCW, Local 1352004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerHiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP1994 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
San Diego County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Consumer Attorneys of San DiegoMemberN/A
San Diego Superior CourtChairmanN/A
California Chiropractic AssociationMemberN/A
California Chiropractic AssociationChairmanN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
LaFrancis v. Westways Staffing$1.2M (approx.)
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Publication nameTitleDate
Hiden, Rott & Oertle Legal MagazineThe Union Defender2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
California State University, San DiegoN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
TeamstersCar Accidents on the Job2013
OPEIU, Local 30Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation Cross Over Claims2010