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Eric Strongin

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Ladera Ranch, CA

Strongin | Burger, LLP
999 Corporate Drive, Suite 220
Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
Phone: 949-529-2250
Fax: 949-386-7253
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2023
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2015
Licensed in California Since: 2001
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Environmental Litigation, Insurance Coverage, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
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Attorney Profile

Eric B. Strongin is a partner at Strongin | Burger, LLP, and he has been with the firm since May 2013. While the firm's main office is located in Orange County, California, he represents clients throughout California, and is often admitted specially to appear before courts in other states. Mr. Strongin has been admitted to practice in California since 2001, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Central, Eastern, and Northern Districts of California, the California Supreme Court as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

Mr. Strongin’s practice consists of personal injury, environmental/toxic exposure, wrongful death and insurance coverage litigation.  He has been able to obtain millions of dollars in compensation through jury awards and negotiated settlements on behalf of those of his clients who have been harmed as the result of the negligence of other persons or entities. His cases have included tractor-trailer accidents, passenger vehicle crashes, premises liability, pedestrian versus auto, toxic exposure, uninhabitability, wet building syndrome, toxic mold, motorcycle accidents and defective products. Mr. Strongin’s fellow attorneys have taken notice of these successful results as attested to by his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, which is a part of the American Institute of Legal Counsel, has named him as one of the 10 Best Attorneys practicing in personal injury in California.

Mr. Strongin is also experienced litigating insurance coverage disputes, especially those involving specialty insurance, fine art, business interruption, and commercial general liability.  He attended the University of San Diego School of Law, where he was an editor of the San Diego International Law Journal and Member of the Mock Trial Team before receiving his Juris Doctor in 2001.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards. 

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Environmental Litigation
  • 20%Insurance Coverage
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense, Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance, Insurance Defense


6 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2015

About Eric Strongin

First Admitted: 2001, California

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • “When Paper Doesn’t Cut It: Understanding E-Discovery Law and Putting in Place an Effective E-Discovery Strategy,” Privacy & Data Security Law Journal (February 2009)
  • “Slave/Forced Labor Litigation: Illuminating a Dark Corporate Past,” proceedings of the Consumer Attorneys of California’s 38th Annual Convention (1999); reprinted in proceedings of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association’s Last Chance Seminar (1999) (coauthor)
  • “Protecting the Rights of Those Who Defended Us,” 21 WHITTIER L. REV. 631 (2000) (coauthor)
  • “Case Biopsy: Fire/Construction Defect Case,” presented at Forensic Expert Witness Association’s (FEWA) “Forensic Expert Witness Association 2009 Annual Conference: Diverse Disciplines … Common Concerns,” (February 26, 2009)

Bar/Professional Activity

  • California State Bar
  • American Association for Justice, 2021
  • J. Ruben Clark Law Society
  • Art Insurance Advisors Group
  • North American Contingency Association
  • International Fine Art and Specie Insurance Conference (Delegate)
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, 2021

Educational Background

  • B.A., Brigham Young University, 1998

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Most Outstanding Trial Team - University of San Diego School of Law, 2001
  • Evidence Advocacy - American Jurisprudence Award, 2001
  • Order of Barristers - for excellence in courtroom advocacy
  • City of Lancaster Recognition Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy, 2012


  • November 2018 -- Partner Eric Strongin obtained an $11.8 million dollar award on behalf of a client after he was brutally assaulted following an altercation in Oceanside, California, 2018
  • Just weeks short of trial, Eric Strongin forces Hollywood landlord to finally accept judgment of appx. $400,000 against him after years of failing to have home rented by newlyweds properly repaired and remediated after toxic black mold is discovered which sickened couple and their neighbors, 2019
  • Eric Strongin obtains $360,000 from slumlord who refused to make things right for Newport Beach (Balboa Island) family of the three after landlord allows sludge to accumulate underneath the home and takes it upon himself to toss roach bombs underneath house -- making entire family sick, 2020
  • Eric Strongin settles toxic mold exposure case against landlords for single-family home for more than $500,000, 2020
  • July 2, 2019, Attorney Eric Strongin wins before the California Court of Appeal after favorable verdict on behalf of homeowner against HOA.  1022 10th Street HOA appealed from a judgment obtained by attorneys Eric Strongin and Sheyanne Bane before the Los Angeles County Superior Court.  The Honorable Judge Mitchell L. Beckloff presided over the trial.  The Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment on July 2, 2019.  Secured award of over $400,000, 2019
  • Obtained $750,000 for victim of residential toxic mold. Plaintiff sustained life-altering injuries after being exposed to toxic mold while living at the home she rented with her husband in San Clemente, CA. Plaintiff and her husband moved into a home that the owners knew, and failed to disclose, had a history of leaks. Although the roof was eventually repaired, the owners of th home never took the important steps of removing the wet building materials, including drywall and portions of the ceiling, that had become wet or damp when it would rain, and the roof would leak, and remediating any fungal growth. Failure to remove the wet building materials created the perfect environment for mold growth since materials such as drywall are a perfect food source for the mold. It was only after vigorous litigation by partner, Eric Strongin, and when the parties were just days away from starting, what would be a 10 to 15-day jury trial, that the defendant landlords relented, and the matter was settled in plaintiff’s favor in the amount of $750,000. As a result of these efforts, plaintiff was able to move out of the home, and able to pay for costly medical treatment that she needs to recover from the effects of exposure, 2018
  • Eric Strongin of Smith | Hall | Strongin, LLP secured a verdict, after costs, of $335,000 against the Bicycle Casino after the decedent suffered a cardiac arrest and casino security interfered with bystander efforts to perform CPR.  Immediately after the decedent collapsed, bystanders began performing CPR.  Thereafter, casino security, who were trained as the casino's first response team, and were CPR certified, intervened—stopping bystander CPR.  Although the first security guard on the scene had removed a mask from his belt to perform CPR and rescue breathing, once the head of security arrived on the scene, he sent that guard away for crowd control.  The head of security and security guards that remained with the decedent misinterpreted the decedent's agonal gasps as breathing and as a result seven minutes went by without any CPR causing an oxygen deficit in the decedent.  Once paramedics arrived on the scene, they immediately began performing CPR, and that combined with the use of an AED, they were able to restart the decedent's heart (return of spontaneous circulation).  Unfortunately, after 20 days in the hospital, the decedent’s daughter, a nurse at Children’s Hospital of Orange County, made the decision to take the decedent off life support due to lack of brain function., 2017
  • Eric Strongin of Smith | Hall | Strongin, LLP secured a verdict in favor of a tenant against a Landlord and its property manager for $480,000 (appx.). Mr. Strongin was able to increase the recovery amount after the parties filed appeals, and the parties settled for $530,000.  Defendants had previously offered only $5000 to settle the case.  The tenant/plaintiff rented a newly rebuilt home in Laguna Beach.  Shortly after moving into the property, she reported what she believed to be mold growing in one of the cabinets in the garage.  While living at the home, plaintiff contended that she suffered from migraine headaches, gastrointestinal problems and respiratory problems as a result of the mold and moisture issues emanating from the garage. She reported the issue to the property manager who sent over a handyman to spray the visible area of growth in the garage cabinet and paint over the area with a stain resistant paint.    A month or two after moving out of the property, Plaintiff noticed a contractor truck in front of the home.  After speaking with the contractor, she was informed that the entire garage area of the home had extensive moisture intrusion problems that the contractor was repairing as a condition of the sale of the home. SETTLEMENT RESULT DATE:  May 2017 Miramontes Properties, LLC, Del Mar Realty Group and Property Management, and Does 1 to 50, inclusive (30-2014-00701850-CU-BC-CJC) Hon. Ronald L. Bauer Orange Superior 16-JV_1316   TOPIC: Real Property SUB TOPIC: Breach of Lease FURTHER DESCRIPTION: Breach of the Implied Warranty of Habitability ATTORNEY: Plaintiff - Eric B. Strongin (Smith Hall Strongin LLP, Ladera Ranch). Defendant - David R. Sugden, Jeffrey M. David (Call & Jensen APC, Newport Beach). MEDICAL: Plaintiff - Robin A. Bernhoft, M.D., FACS, FAAEM, DABEM, environmental medicine, general surgery, Ojai. Defendant - Marvin Pietruszka, M.D., anatomic and clinical pathology, Reseda. TECHNICAL: Plaintiff - Mark Levy, CIEC, CMC, CMR, indoor environmentalist/mold inspector, Marina del Rey. Defendant - Mark Levin, J.D., MPH, industrial hygiene, Orange, 2017


  • , Named to Super Lawyers for Personal Injury, Named as a Super Lawyer — Rising Stars and Super Lawyer, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017-2022, 2022
  • One of the Top 10 Attorneys for Personal Injury Law by Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • One of the Top 100 Attorneys in Southern California by L.A. Magazine
  • 10 Best Attorneys - California, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2017, 2018, and 2019
  • , Content editor for the San Diego International Law Journal and was appointed a national member of the Order of Barristers for excellence in courtroom advocacy. Member of the University of San Diego School of Law National Mock Trial Team Moot Court crimina
  • Mr. Strongin is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, the most recognized attorney rating service. “AV Preeminent” is the industry’s highest possible rating for both legal ability and ethical standards. An elite group of approximately 10 percent of all attorneys holds an AV Preeminent Rating, a designation trusted worldwide, Rated "AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell,, 2020
  • Mr. Strongin is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, the most recognized attorney rating service. “AV Preeminent” is the industry’s highest possible rating for both legal ability and ethical standards. An elite group of approximately 10 percent of all attorneys holds an AV Preeminent Rating, a designation trusted worldwide, Rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell,, 2019
  • Mr. Strongin is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, the most recognized attorney rating service. “AV Preeminent” is the industry’s highest possible rating for both legal ability and ethical standards. An elite group of approximately 10 percent of all attorneys holds an AV Preeminent Rating, a designation trusted worldwide, AV Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell from 2018-2022, 2022

Industry Groups

  • Business
  • Consumers
  • Coverage
  • Fine Art
  • Gigeconomy
  • Humans
  • Insurance
  • Medical
  • People
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Office Location for Eric Strongin

999 Corporate Drive
Suite 220
Ladera Ranch, CA 92694

Phone: 949-529-2250

Fax: 949-386-7253

Last Updated: 6/23/2022

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