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About me

I attended UCLA,  making  the Dean’s List among other scholastic honors, and graduated cum laude in 1984 with a B.A. in Political Science. I then went to  U.C. Hastings College of the Law, graduating in June of 1987 and was admitted to practice law in California in December of that year.  At Hastings, I was president of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity and an active member of the Associated Students.  I am also admitted to practice before all the United States District courts in California, and a member of the Riverside County Bar Association, the and the Consumers Attorneys of California.


After about 19 years working in personal injury and employment litigation, primarily for the defense, I joined up with my long-time friend and colleague, John Tiedt to form Tiedt & Hurd in February 2007.  Our practice emphasizes serious personal injury cases and employment matters. 


I am married with two children, and have been active in Little League Baseball, the YMCA Indian Guides program and local youth soccer.


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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 30%
    21 years
  2. Business: 30%
  3. Litigation: 20%
    29 years
  4. Personal Injury: 20%
    29 years



Hourly ($250-325/hour), contingent (25-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jill L Rogers

    I highly endorse this lawyer, they are a well respected member of the legal community and always give their clients the best representation, If you are looking for someone willing to fight hard for your case, then look no further


    Jill Rogers Divorce and separation Attorney
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  • Douglas Alan Goss

    I endorse this lawyer. It is very clear from his experience and his contributions that Mr. Hurd is extremely knowledgeable and highly competent. I wouldn't hesitate recommending him.


    Douglas Goss Criminal defense Attorney
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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV® Distinguished Attorney-Very HighMartindale-Hubbell2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerTiedt & Hurd2007 - Present
N/AKinkle, Rodiger & Spriggs1995 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Consumer Attorneys Ass'n of Southern CaliforniaN/AN/A
Riverside County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Pytlak v. CSUSBSettlement
Connor v. McAdamsSettlement
Davison v. VarelaSettlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
AdvocateIs Hanif Dead? Recoverable Damages following Howell v. Hamilton Meats2010
Plaintiff Magazine (California)Is Hanif Dead? Medical Damages after Howell2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of California - Los AngelesPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Bloosky- Harassment TrainingPreventing Harassment & Discrimination2010