At Siegel Moreno & Stettler since 2017, Eric has defended workers’ compensation cases from initiation to closing. Eric manages all correspondence, pleadings, discovery and WCAB appearances related to successfully litigating a client’s file.

Professional History

  • For 15 years, prior to joining SMS, worked for the Law Offices of Brian W. Collins, Inc. as an Attorney litigating workers’ compensation defense cases.
  • Worked for Klute & Pennel (2001 – 2002) as an Associate Attorney where he reviewed and summarized medical records, answered and propounded discovery, prepared motions, communicated with clients, civil court appearances for status conferences and completed various assigned projects.
  • Interned under Judge Robert Martinez at the Juvenile Court of Pomona during law school.
  • Handles municipalities, hospitals, school districts and large self-insured claims.

California Practice Specialties

  • Defense of workers’ compensation claims


  • J.D. – University of La Verne (1999)
  • B.A. – Philosophy – California Polytechnic University
  • Certificate – University of California, Riverside (2003)

Professional Memberships and Honors

  • California Bar Association
  • Law Review, University of LaVerne College of Law College of Law Recognition Award, Agency & Partnership


  • Law Review, Journal of Juvenile Law