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Eric Maxwell Overholt

Workers compensation Attorney

4.6   21 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Eric

Learn Eric’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    70%
    Workers Compensation Applicant's Attorney. Handling brain injuries, back injuries, neck injuries, shoulder injuries, knee injuries and death benefit cases. Handles all aspects of negotiations, trials and appeals.

    17 years

  2. Personal injury
    30%
    Car Accidents, 3rd Party Litigation on Workers' Compensation cases, Slip and Fall, Products Defect, brain injury, wrongful death etc.

    17 years

I fight aggresively for my clients while being compassionate for their needs.  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.

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Easily located off the 8 freeway in Mission Valley.
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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney Ever
Eric is the best. I had a different attorney before Eric, and when I switched to Eric, the value of my case went way up! Eric knows the law and how to use it for his client's advantage. I am now taken care of for life after the settlement him helped me get (that my other attorney was no where near the amount of money Eric got me!).
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Posted by Jerry | August 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Smart Calculated Lawyer
I got reccomended to Eric from a family friend, boy that was the best blessing i got from my work comp case, Eric came in with an open mind and fully aware of what concerns i had and addressed them ALL Went above and beyond in all phases of my case and never backed down from any part. The outcome was ABOVE AND BEYOND my expectations with fully communication about the whole case i can not reccomend ERIC AND HIS FIRM ENOUGH
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Posted by Isabelino | August 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
Truly I can say, Eric is one of the good guys, he's straightforward, genuine and easy to deal with. I highly recommend his services and with confidence I will say he is one of the best at what he does, thanks again Eric.
Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would recommend Eric Overholt to anyone in need of his services.
I would recommend Eric Overholt to anyone in need of a worker’s compensation attorney. Mr. Overholt has done an outstanding job navigating the convoluted nature of my case; all while keeping me informed of the status of each step of the process. Mr. Overholt has demonstrated to me personally, that he is an advocate for my rights and genuinely cares about the outcome of my case. He is approachable and easy to speak with, and answers correspondence promptly. If you are in need of his services do not hesitate to contact him.
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Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Mr. Overholt helped me with my case , he got me medicine approved that the company wouldn't approve , he was very good and helpful , I highly recommend him .
Posted by Kay | June 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Result-Driven Attorney
Eric is a conscientious, legally astute, and client driving attorney. He understands what issues are at stake and attacks them effectively with his passion and knowledge. He knows how to get things done and win a case. My workers compensation claim is a good example. It was challenging to say the least. He took time and built undisputable evidence for winning the case. Through the whole process, he was calm, friendly, professional, confident, and diligent, which earned my trust. I felt some assurance even though I was drowning in the system. I am happy with his result. I can’t say thank him enough for his legal service. I learned that the workers compensation system is complex and not worker-friendly. Please don’t fight alone, and contact Eric. I highly recommend him. He will not only represent you but also fight for you to receive the benefit you deserve.
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Posted by Mona | May 15, 2015
Best attorney EVER!!
A great attorney! He has gone way above and beyond to make sure my needs were taken care of. If you're ever injured, this is the attorney to call. From the minute we met, he has fought to get my injury properly taken care of. From setting up a doctor's appointments to getting approval for my surgery to post-surgery care and settlements, he ALWAYS has his client's best interests at the forefront. In fact, the whole firm is full of attorneys who make you feel at ease as soon as they meet you. They are aggressive in making sure their clients get the best of medical care and compensation. Check them out. You'll be suitably impressed.
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Posted by Colleen | May 6, 2015
Worker's Compensation Case
Eric, we want to thank you for the justice you obtained for Steve. You are a very talented, highly skilled, well mannered powerhouse Attorney and there is nobody better than you in this field, and I whole heartily endorse you as being the best WC Attorney in San Diego. This was a long journey that had great final results that would have never been achieved without you as you always put us first and foremost and made sure that Steve's needs were met. Eric we will miss you. Thank You, Colleen R Moorhead
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Posted by Anton | May 1, 2015
Workers' comp case - Eric got the job done!
We came to Eric for help with our case. He was very helpful, understanding, and supportive of our situation. Most importantly, he got the job done. He took his time to explain the process and it was overall a great experience working with him. He helped us when we were in a tough situation and was available to promptly answer any questions that we had. We are so thankful for his help.
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Posted by Mahalia Mina | April 17, 2015
Reliable Friendly Attorney
Eric has been instrumental in giving me good legal advice over the last several years. He and his staff have always been on top of providing great communication, in a timely fashion. He's also very knowledgeable and patient with all my questions. I have recommended him to family, friends, and co-workers who have all had the same experience. I've had terrible experiences with lawyers in the past... but Eric has definitely changed my opinion of lawyers in general. If you're looking for a extremely professional attorney with a personal touch, I would definitely give him a try.
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Posted by Jake | April 15, 2015
Eric Overholt
Mr. Overholt was very attentive and knowledgeable on my issue. Any questions that I sent to him through email was always answered right away. Mr. Overholt gave me confidence in my case because of his excellent knowledge of the labor laws. I hope to never have a labor issue again, but I would definitely hire Mr. Overholt again.
Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2014
Outstanding service
Eric provided with outstanding guidance and help in dealing with my ACL injury. I had a full thickness tear along with tears in my meniscus and MCL. I thought I was fortunate for having private insurance in addition to insurance through the VA, unfortunately I was wrong. Due to my injury being work related, my other providers did not want to pay any medical expenses and trying to take care of this workers compensation issue on my own was a nightmare. I went to a lawyer prior to Eric and he was of no help. Eric helped me receive the treatment I needed along with the compensation I required. Eric and his staff have always answered my questions in a timely manner and cleared any issues up for me. I would definitely recommend consulting him for any workers compensation issues.
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Posted by deannabyrd17 | October 17, 2014
The man can deliver
Eric Overhalt was efficient in handling my case. He's a wonderful person, who put forth his greatest effort getting me the highest settlement. I am so glad I had him as my attorney.
Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2014
Got me LOTS of $$$$$
Eric Overholt is a great attorney. He is smart, compassionate, and effective. He saved my case and got me A LOT of money. I am so grateful that the lord placed him in my path.
Posted by Ryan | March 12, 2014
Thank you.
Eric Overholt far exceeded my expectations. I was not too sure what to expect when meeting with him and I think he sensed that. Eric took the time to talk with me to truly understand my situation and concerns. Once he understood my situation, he then took the time to clearly explain the law and my rights. I was in a car accident while on the clock at work and it wasn't my fault. The girl who hit me was under insured and the company I worked for wasn't being much help, even though I was on the clock. I had 6 weeks of physical therapy on my back and knee as a result. Eric helped guide me through the process and really helped me understand who I should be seaking damages from and why. If you want someone who will take the time to get to know you and understand your situation, there is nobody better. Thank you Eric for what you have done to help me and my family.
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Posted by Gabe | December 16, 2013
Satisfied Personal Injury Client
I've sought Mr. Overholt's counsel on several occasions for a variety of legal issues. I was completely satisfied with each experience and recommend him without reservation. He possesses a sharp legal mind and an extensive knowledge of the law. Yet the main reason why I have relied on his services time and again is that I know I can trust him. I know when he is providing counsel, I'm getting excellent service--he provides a thorough and honest analysis of my legal issues and I am always confident he is looking after my best interests.
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Posted by Tom | May 31, 2011
Co-Counsel Relationship Was A Pleasure
Eric and his colleague, Dave Hiden, asked me for advice with a very important fraud claim they handled for a homeowner. They worked extremely hard and settled on terms the client appreciated. They were both a pleasure to work with.
Posted by Megan | May 24, 2011
Got a settlement I was happy with
Eric is knowledgeable, professional, and got me a settlement I am happy with, in addition to closing my case (which is something to celebrate in itself after 3 years). I'm really grateful I had Eric to explain the work comp process to me, as well as to tell me what to expect with my case. Work comp is confusing and frustrating and after trying to handle things myself I felt lost and hopeless. Eric was able to take over all of the necessary communication and paperwork that I didn't understand and felt defeated by. I know for a fact that I would not have gotten the same result without Eric and I am really thankful for him and his help. While I hopefully won't need his assistance again, I would recommend him to any of my friends or family members without hesitation.
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Posted by colleen | May 24, 2011
*****Workerscompensation Client****
Eric overholt is my husband's attorney.I would like everyone to know that eric spend's quality time with his client's and has their best interest's in mind.Eric has chosen a perfect field to practice law. The workerscompesation field is not for the faint at heart. This area of law is best suited for people like eric that have compassion for their client's and understand what they have suffered and endured. Eric is simply the best, and far younger and better than the rest.
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Posted by Stacy | October 30, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Didn't listen and didn't help me and called me a name
I called to discover how this lawyer could help, when he picked up the phone he didn't state his name nor his service. I asked if he could help with my needs, then he states how I could help myself, which wasn't my question and then states he thinks I called before and got upset at him, I've not called before and the interaction felt uncomfortable and weird. I then called him a few names since I was accused of behavior I didn't do nor had I called his office before. Crazy weird!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-500 per hour
  • Contingency 15%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP
  • 2016 - Present
  • Volunteer Appellate Review Attorney
  • California Innocence Project
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Senior Associate
  • Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP
  • 2007 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP
  • 2005 - 2007
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Education

  • Thomas Jefferson SOL
  • Law
  • 2006
  • Univ of California Santa Barbara
  • B.A.
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Doe v. Acme Staffing
  • Settled
  • Doe v. All Street Towing
  • Settled
  • Class Action Lawsuit
  • Settled
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Associations

  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association Chapter
  • President
  • 2017 - Present
  • State of California Department of Real Estate
  • Broker
  • 2011 - Present
  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Consumer Attorney Association of San Diego
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association chapter
  • Vice President
  • 2014 - 2017
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Section Leader - Workers' Compensation
  • 2014 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • "10 Best" Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top Attorney - Semi Finalist
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Top Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Outsanding Associate Attorney
  • Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP
  • 2012
  • First Place Regional Negotiation Competition
  • American Bar Association
  • 2006
  • 1st Place - Student Negotiation Competition
  • State Bar of California
  • 2006
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Publications

  • 2011 National Structured Settlements Trade Association Annual Meeting
  • Co-Author with Michael I. Rott - Structured Settlements From a Union's Point of View
  • 2011
  • Labor Leader
  • Supreme Court of California Upholds Workers' Rights
  • 2007
  • The Union Defender
  • Protect Your Rights: Insist on Meal and Rest Periods
  • 2007
  • San Diego Lawyer Magazine
  • Contractual Development in Online Gaming
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Workers' Compensation Overview for Employees
  • Workers' Compensation Procedures
  • 2017
  • CSEA Workers' Compensation Training
  • Workers' Compensation Training
  • 2015
  • CLI/TJSL Summer Law Student Program
  • Access to Justice: An Introduction & Overview
  • 2013
  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association chapter
  • MCLE - New forms for Applicant's Attorneys - Post SB 863
  • 2013
  • SB 863 - The New Regulations are Coming
  • How SB 863 will impact the Applicant's Attorney's practicee
  • 2012
  • SEIU Local 1000
  • Pitfalls for Injured Workers in Workers' Compensaiton Cases
  • 2011
  • KPBS Radio Station
  • Legal Issues Surrounding the 2011 San Diego Blackout
  • 2011
  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association chapter
  • Recent Developments in Workers' Compensation Law
  • 2010
  • Breakfast with the Attorneys at AFSCME Local 3299
  • Workers Compensation - Protecting You and Your Members
  • 2008
  • Special Engagement with Ironworkers Local 229
  • Labor and Employment Issues for Union Members
  • 2007
  • Lecture at Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Copyrights and Online Video Games
  • 2007
  • Labor Laws for Union Employees
  • Labor Laws for Union Employees
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (20)
Endorse Eric
Litigation Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"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."
Class action Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Eric is my supervisor at Hiden Rott and Oertle, LLP and I know him to be one of the most driven, forward thinking, aggressive, and ambitious attorneys out there. He gets excellent results for his clients and does so with innate compassion and expert efficiency."
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."
Administrative law Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric Overholt 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 | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have sent Eric multiple referrals in Worker Compensation and Personal Injury. Every referral has come back and raved about Eric's commitment and dedication to their case."
Class action Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Class action Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I am proud to endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric Overholt keeps up to date on the law and handles his cases with skill and experience. I highly recommend his services."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Eric is my go to referral for all workers compensation clients. All the referrals I have given him have only raved about his commitment to their case and his attention to detail."
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Overholt is a skilled advocate and a go-getter who zealously represents his clients Eric is an extremely ethical, hard-working, and knowledgeable attorney, who works tirelessly for his clients. I would not hesitate to refer my own friends and family to him."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Overholt is an excellent attorney. He always fights for his clients. He is a dedicated and highly knowledgeable lawyer. I enthusiastically recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I have always known him to be professional, ethical, and a genuine pleasure to be around."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very reliable and conscientious. He is someone that can be trusted to get the job done right."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. The best way I can describe Eric is to say that he is "a natural". His analytical skills, creativity, objectiveness, and fearless demeanor are weapons he applies to his profession with precision. These natural abilities coupled with a highly academic legal mind strike panic in the hearts of opposing attorneys. He is a true warrior for justice."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Eric Overholt is one of the brightest and most confident Attorneys I know. He truly knows what it means to be an advocate for his clients. I highly recommend Eric and commend his legal abilities."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Eric is a very knowledgable and skilled attorney. He makes an effort to stay abreast of the latest developments within the fields of law he practices. He has done excellent work for clients with complex class action lawsuits. I endorse Eric."
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