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I am dedicated to obtaining the best possible results for my clients in all of my cases.  I have been a lawyer for over 20 years, and I only represent injured people in personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, employment, and insurance bad faith cases.  I love being a lawyer, and I take the time to get to understand my clients, their injuries, and the the many ways their injuries have had a lasting effect on them and their families.  Over the years I have obtained multiple seven figure results for my clients.  I encourage you to look at my website ( and to view my profile on LinkedIn (


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 70%
    23 years
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    23 years
  3. Insurance: 5%
    23 years



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  • Raymond Elliott Lewis

    I have been practicing law in the greater Sacramento area for over 35 years and can endorse Eric without hesitation. He is a true leader in our legal community.


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Eric Ratinoff Law Corp

401 Watt Avenue
Sacramento, CA, 95864


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
SuperlawyersThomson Reuters2016
Top LawyersSacramento Magazine2016
Best of the BarSacramento Business Journal2016
Top 100America's Top 100 Attorneys2016
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2016
Top 100 Northern CaliforniaSuperLawyers2015
Top 25 SacramentoSuperLawyers2015
American Jurisprudence AwardLawyers Cooperative Publishing1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerEric Ratinoff Law Corp2015 - Present
PartnerKershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff2002 - 2015
PartnerFriedman, Collard, Cutter & Panneton1999 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Consulate General of MexicoConsulting Attorney2014 - Present
Cien AmigosMember2013 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaBoard Member2013 - Present
California Brain Injury AssociationBoard Member2013 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1993 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1993 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember1993 - Present
Sierra Forever FamiliesPast President2010 - 2011
Capitol City Trial Lawyers AssociationPast President2006 - 2006
American Israel Public Affairs CommitteeNorthern California Board2001 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hairston v. U.C. DavisVerdict of $7.6 million
Amy Caldwell v. Ashleigh HughesVerdict of $680,000
California Superior Court, County of San Francisco, Case# 223879Verdict of $596,834
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Publication nameTitleDate
Plaintiff MagazineTelling the Truth: Our most important trial skill. Understanding your client's trust relationships and conveying them to a jury2012
The LitigatorUsing Evidence Code 721 To Impeach Expert Witnesses2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeN/AN/A2004
University of California at Davis School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of California - Santa CruzN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaStrategies for Opening Statements2015
American Association for JusticeCalifornia Destination Injuries2015
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College Regional SeminarDiscovering the Client's Story2012
13th Annual Neuroscience of Brain Injury Conference: Research Informing Medical Treatment & Legal PracticeTBI Truth & Trial: Understanding the TBI client’s trust relationships and conveying them to a jury2012
Premises Liability Case Preparation and TrialPremises Liability Case Preparation and Trial2008
Premises Liability Case Preparation And TrialHow to prepare and win the premises liability case2008
Litigation Consulting Services MeetingThe Expert's Role In Developing And Proving The Case2008
CAOC Annual ConventionAssumption of the Risk in Premises Liability Cases2008
Plaintiffs Personal Injury From Start To FinishPlaintiffs Personal Injury From Start To Finish2006
Effectively Using Medical Evidence In CourtEffectively Using Medical Evidence In Court2006