1. Home
  2.  » 
  3. Person
  4.  » Overholt, Eric M.
Eric M. Overholt


San Diego, CA





I fight aggressively for my clients while being compassionate for their needs. I am a Partner at Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP and I have been working in the areas of Workers’ Compensation, Product Defect and Persona 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.

I am the President Chapter for the California Applicats’ Attorneys Association. I put on seminars all over the County to educate injured workers about their rights. I am also tasked with providing continuing legal education to other attorneys to ensure that they are also fairly representing the injured. I also go to the State Capitol in Sacramento to lobby legislators to make changes to the Workers’ Compensation system so that injured workers can get fair access to treatment, monetary benefits and job retraining.

Areas Of Practice

  • Workers’ Compensation 70%
  • Personal Injury 20%
  • Class Action 10%

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2007


  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. – 2006
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California
    • B.A. – 2002
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major:

Published Works

  • Co-Author, Structured Settlements From a Union Point of View, National Structured Settlements Trade Association, 2011
  • Supreme Court of CA Upholds Workers’ Rights in Meal and Rest Periods, Labor Leader, 2007


  • Pitfalls for Injured Workers in Work Comp Case, SEIU Local 1000, 2001
  • Recent Developments in Work Comp Law, CAAA, 2010
  • Workers’ Compensation Case Law Update, Cal. App. Attorney Assoc., 2017 to 2019
  • Workers Comp. Basics, SEIU, 2019
  • Issues with Work Comp Cliams, SEIU, 2018

Honors and Awards

  • First Place, Regional Negotiation Competition, American Bar Association
  • First Place, Environmental Law Student Negotiation Competition, State Bar of California
  • 10.0 Superb rating by Avvo.com, 2015
  • Top Attorney, San Diego, San Diego Daily Transcript
  • Super Lawyer
  • Client Satisfaction Award
  • FindLaw Rising Stars
  • Client’s Choice Award

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, 2008 to Present
  • California Applicants’ Attorneys Association, 2010 to Present
  • California Applicants’ Attorneys Association, Chapter President, 2017 to Present
  • California Applicants’ Attorney Association, Amicus Commitee, 2018 to Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Lobbying State Legislators on behalf of Injured Workers, 2018 to 2019

Ancillary Businesses

  • California Real Estate Broker (Lic #01899098)


  • Spanish


  • Phi Gamma Delta