Eric C. Bonholtzer

Eric C. Bonholtzer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Pasadena, CA

Ball & Bonholtzer
 | 300 North Lake Avenue, Suite 1000
Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone: 626-793-2117
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Eric C. Bonholtzer is an attorney who is dedicated to achieving results for his clients through hard work, preparation, and staying on the cutting edge.  A civil litigation trial attorney, Mr. Bonholtzer is well-versed in depositions, arbitrations, and trial work, including trying both jury trial and bench trials.  He has helped his clients achieve extraordinary results including a recent 13.1 million dollar verdict against the County of Riverside for an injured worker, a 4.9 million dollar settlement for an undocumented worker who fell through an uncovered atrium, a 2.5 million dollar settlement for an elderly tenant who fell down a defective flight of stairs, and several recent dangerous condition of public property verdicts including a 145,000 verdict against the City of Long Beach for a defective sidewalk and a 181,500 verdict against the City of Los Angeles for a defective sidewalk.  He handles all aspects of litigation and his practice primarly consists of personal physical injury including auto accident and slip/trip and falls, dog bites, and product liablity.  He also handles some medical and professional malpractice cases.  Mr. Bonholtzer also is involved in complex litigation such as pharmaceutical and product liability cases in MDL (Multidistrict litigation).  His specialty is catastrophic loss and traumatic brain injury. 

Mr. Bonholtzer stays on the forefront of litigation by continuing to take legal education courses through Jerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College, Jack Daniel's Trial School and the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) seminars such as seminars on traumatic brain injuries.  Mr. Bonholtzer also has had several articles published in the Daily Journal and was voted a Pasadena Top Attorney for 2013-2018.  He is a 2016-2018 Lawyer of Distinction (Top 10% of Attorneys in the USA) and selected as one of America's Most Honored Professionals for 2016-2018.  He was also selected as one of the Top 40 under 40 Trial Attorneys by The National Trial Lawyers Association for 2016-2018.  He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

About Eric Bonholtzer

Admitted: 2011, California

Professional Webpage: http://pasadenalaw.com/eric-c-bonholtzer/

Honors/Awards:

  • Lawyers of Distinction – Top 10% of Attorneys in the USA, 2018
  • Pasadena Top Attorney, 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40 – The National Trial Lawyers, 2017
  • Lawyers of Distinction – Top 10% of Attorneys in the USA, 2017
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals Top 10% , 2017
  • Pasadena Top Attorney, 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40 – The National Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • Lawyers of Distinction – Top 10% of Attorneys in the USA, 2016
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals Top 10% , 2016
  • Pasadena Top Attorney, 2016
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Pasadena Top Attorney 2015
  • Avvo 2015 Client Choice Award
  • Avvo 2014 Clients' Choice Award
  • Pasadena Top Attorney 2014
  • Multiple West Law Group’s Witkin Awards
  • Law Review Honors Program Board Member and Associate Editor
  • Six CALI Excellence for the Future Awards
  • Ruby R. Vale Interschool Moot Court Competition Quarter-finalist
  • Dean’s Merit Scholarship for Continuing Academic Excellence
  • Multiple Law Review Blue Book Awards
  • Moot Court Best Oralist Nominee
  • Pasadena Top Attorney 2013
  • Moot Court Honors Program
  • Trial Advocacy Honors Program
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude Southwestern Law School

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • ABOTA Traumatic Brain Injury Seminar
  • Additional Courses Taken At Jerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College
  • American Board of Trial Advocates/Jack Daniel's Trial School

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Member of the Pasadena Bar Association
  • Member of the Litigation Section of the California State Bar
  • Member of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
  • Member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Eric Bonholtzer helps low income clients with a variety of legal issues.  He is also active in wildlife concervation and helping to save needy animals.  Previously, he spent a great deal of time working for the Meals on Wheels program for the Red Cross.
  • Pro-bono representation of an injured snowboarder who suffered multiple neck fractures and was sued by the skiier he collided with

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "Finding A Way Out (The Labyrinth of Medicare Reimbursement)", Published in the Daily Journal
  • "Dubious Trial Dates Causing Defendants To Flee ADR", Published in the Daily Journal
  • "Obscure Statute Helps California Tenants Stand Up To Slumlords", Published in the Daily Journal

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $100,000 policy limit settlement for auto accident, 2018
  • $181,500 verdict against the City of Los Angeles for a trip and fall on a defective sidewalk, 2018
  • $2.5 million dollar settlement for a defective staircase, 2018
  • $13.6 Million Dollar verdict against the County of Riverside for an injured worker at a landfill, 2017
  • $200,000 settlement for premises liability case, 2017
  • $145,189 verdict against the City of Long Beach for a defective sidewalk trip and fall, 2017
  • $115,000 settlement for auto accident, 2017
  • $100,000 policy limits settlement for an auto accident, 2017
  • $200,000 settlement for a product liability case, 2017
  • $200,000 settlement for a client who was knocked down by a dog, 2017
  • $259,000 settlement for auto accident, 2017
  • $100,000 settlement for a trip and fall, 2017
  • 108,000 settlement for auto accident, 2017
  • $100,000 policy limits settlement for auto accident, 2017
  • $272,000 settlement for auto accident, 2017
  • $100,000 policy limits settlement auto accident
  • $130,000 settlement for auto accident
  • $100,000 policy limits settlement for auto accident
  • $100,000 policy limit settlement for an auto case
  • $175,000 for a trip and fall
  • $100,000 policy limit settlement for bicycle accident
  • $137,500 settlement for auto accident
  • Confidential six-figure settlement for a widow who's worker's compensation attorney failed to file a death benefits claim
  • $4.9 Million Dollar Settlement for an undocumented worker who fell through an atirum on a construction site
  • $76,000 settlement for a habitability violation in an apartment
  • $85,000 settlement for a woman bit by a miniature Dachshund
  • Confidential six-figure settlement for a mentally disabled woman who was shopping in a retail store and was wrongfully arrested and sent to jail

Representative Clients:

  • Eric C. Bonholtzer represents clients from all walks of life who have been injured or wronged.  Sample previous clients have included families, children, people with mental disabilities, undocumented workers, widows, students, businesses, employees, and television personalities. 

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • In addition to his legal work, Eric C. Bonholtzer is a published author with over 50 publications to his credit.  He has had his stories and poetry included in several national and international anthologies and magazines.  He has won several awards for his writing and has published two books.

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of Southern California (USC)
  • Master of Arts Degree, English, California State University, Pomona
  • Juris Doctorate, Southwestern Law School, Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Office Location for Eric C. Bonholtzer

300 North Lake Avenue
Suite 1000
Pasadena, CA 91101

 

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Last Updated: 5/22/2018

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