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Eric Maxwell Overholt

About me

I fight aggresively for my clients while being compassionate for their needs.  I am a  Partner at Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP and I have been working in the areas of Workers' Compensation, Product Defect and Personal Injury for many years.  I have experience with all types of wage claims, accidents and product defects. 


Sometimes, these cases lend themselves to Class Actions.  I have been approved as Class Counsel on numerous class actions, both State and Federal.  I have also been named to the Executive Committee for Multi- District Litigation on a nationwide class action.


I also have a significant amount of experience in the Workers' Compensation arena, having represented hundreds of clients.  I have done multiple trials and I have won several Petitions for Reconsideration to obtain benefits for my clients.  In all, I have been a part of several cases that have meant as much as seven figures for severely injured clients.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 70%
    9 years
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    9 years
  3. Bankruptcy: 5%



Hourly ($400-500/hour), contingent (15-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Bryan Evan Sklar

    One of Mr. Overholt's many strengths is his integrity and knowledge of the law. When I have a legal question I want to bounce off another attorney, he is my first call. Mr. Overholt is a very approachable and there is no doubt his clients are in very capable and good hands. Highly recommended.


    Bryan Sklar Trusts Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael Ian Rott

    Eric is an extremely talented litigator. He is very articulate and can persuade nearly any Judge to see his client's position. I have had the pleasure to supervise, as well as work hand in hand with Eric on several legally challenging cases that have resulted in some astonishingly positive results. If someone is looking for sound and creative lawyering, they should contact Eric.


    Michael Rott Workers compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact info

Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP

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

Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP

2298 Merrill Center Dr.
El Centro, CA, 92243



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2016
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2015
"10 Best" Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Top AttorneyAvvo2014
Top ContributorAvvo2014
Top Attorney - Semi FinalistSan Diego Daily Transcript2014
Top AttorneyAvvo2013
Top ContributorAvvo2013
Outsanding Associate AttorneyHiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP2012
1st Place - Student Negotiation CompetitionState Bar of California2006
First Place Regional Negotiation CompetitionAmerican Bar Association2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP2016 - Present
Volunteer Appellate Review AttorneyCalifornia Innocence Project2013 - 2014
Senior AssociateHiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP2007 - 2015
Law ClerkHiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP2005 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Applicants' Attorneys Association chapterVice President2014 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationSection Leader - Workers' Compensation2014 - Present
State of California Department of Real EstateBroker2011 - Present
California Applicants' Attorneys AssociationMember2010 - Present
Consumer Attorney Association of San DiegoMember2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2007 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Doe v. Acme StaffingSettled
Doe v. All Street TowingSettled
Class Action LawsuitSettled
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Publication nameTitleDate
San Diego Lawyers' Workers' Compensation BlogBuild Your Work Comp Case Early With Evidince Of The On The Job Injury2015
Portfolio Media (Law360)Philips Doles Out Vouchers To Settle AirFloss Suit2013
Portfolio Media (Law360)Judge Lets Ariz. Utility Off Hook In Calif. Blackout Suit2012
TruthInAdvertising.orgPhilips Sonicare Airfloss - Judge allows Suit to Continue2012
2011 National Structured Settlements Trade Association Annual MeetingCo-Author with Michael I. Rott - Structured Settlements From a Union's Point of View2011
Courthouse News ServiceSoCal Blackout - Attorney of record for referenced lawsuit2011 - Gadget LabFeatured Attorney in - Hack of the Clones - Why Apple Can’t Stop the Copies2008
MacSurfer's Headline NewsHeadline News - Hack of the Clones2008
The Union DefenderProtect Your Rights: Insist on Meal and Rest Periods2007
Labor LeaderSupreme Court of California Upholds Workers' Rights2007
San Diego Lawyer MagazineContractual Development in Online Gaming2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of California - Santa BarbaraHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CSEA Workers' Compensation TrainingWorkers' Compensation Training2015
California Applicants' Attorneys Association chapterMCLE: How to get to YES - How to get your requested treatment approved (Preferable without IMR)2014
CLI/TJSL Summer Law Student ProgramAccess to Justice: An Introduction & Overview2013
California Applicants' Attorneys Association chapterMCLE - New forms for Applicant's Attorneys - Post SB 8632013
SB 863 - The New Regulations are ComingHow SB 863 will impact the Applicant's Attorney's practicee2012
SEIU Local 1000Pitfalls for Injured Workers in Workers' Compensaiton Cases2011
KPBS Radio StationLegal Issues Surrounding the 2011 San Diego Blackout2011
California Applicants' Attorneys Association chapterRecent Developments in Workers' Compensation Law2010
Breakfast with the Attorneys at AFSCME Local 3299Workers Compensation - Protecting You and Your Members2008
Special Engagement with Ironworkers Local 229Labor and Employment Issues for Union Members2007
Lecture at Thomas Jefferson School of LawCopyrights and Online Video Games2007
Labor Laws for Union EmployeesLabor Laws for Union Employees2007