Erich J. Lidl is a partner in the firm and an AV-rated attorney by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. Erich practices complex civil litigation in both the state and federal courts in the areas of professional liability defense, products liability, construction, business and major torts. Erich's trial and arbitration experience includes the representation of businesses, licensed professionals, product manufacturers, developers, contractors, subcontractors, and sureties, as well as defending many personal injury matters. Erich has successfully defended cases involving major landslides, building failures, wrongful death, and catastrophic personal injury. He has successfully prosecuted breach of contract and fee actions for business and consultant clients.
Erich's practice includes business transactions and counseling with an emphasis on representing licensed professionals, commercial construction companies, and manufacturers. He also counsels clients on corporate governance and risk management issues.
Erich has served on the Board of Directors of several companies. He has served as in-house senior counsel for a national utility billing company, as well as outside general counsel for several companies.
Erich is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Southern and Central Districts of California and all California state courts. He is a member of the State Bar of California, the San Diego County Bar Association, the San Diego Business Trial Lawyers Association and the Professional Liability Underwriting Society. Erich has also practiced in the United States Court of Federal Claims. Erich serves as an arbitrator and Judge Pro Tempore for the San Diego County Superior Court. He is also a fee arbitrator for the San Diego County Bar Association and the State Bar of California.
Erich obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan (B.A., Economics, 1986) and his law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law (J.D. 1989). While in law school, Erich interned with the United Sates Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas, was a moot court instructor and represented clients in the Criminal Justice Clinic.
Erich was named a Top Lawyer in Professional Liability Law by San Diego Magazine, March 2013.