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Eric R. Deitz


(619) 230-7762
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San Diego
101 W. Broadway
Suite 2000
San Diego, CA 92101

Los Angeles
633 West Fifth Street
52nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

5 Park Plaza
Suite 1100
Irvine, CA 92614


J.D., The University of Missouri School of Law

B.A., Journalism with a minor in History, The University of Missouri­ - Columbia

Judicial Internships

Missouri Court of Appeals – Western District


Southern California Super Lawyers® - Professional Liability: Defense, Employment & Labor, Business Litigation, and Civil Litigation: Defense (2013-2017, 2019-2020)

Eric R. Deitz is a partner in Gordon & Rees' Southern California offices and a member of the Professional Liability, Employment and Commercial Litigation practice groups. Mr. Deitz has tried multiple cases to verdict, including a statewide class action in California Superior Court. He actively litigates professional liability cases, including professional malpractice claims against insurance brokers and agents. He also lectures on legal ethics, e­discovery, and document retention practices and policy. Since 2015, Mr. Deitz has served on the Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct (“COPRAC”), a standing committee of the California State Bar. COPRAC addresses matters involving legal ethics, and helps educate and provide guidance to attorneys, judges, and the public about the ethical duties of an attorney. Mr. Deitz is a member of the invitation-only Legal Ethics Committee of the San Diego County Bar Association (“LEC”). In 2017, he served as the LEC chair, and currently serves on the committee’s executive board. Since 2013, Mr. Deitz has been recognized by the Southern California edition of Super Lawyers® in the area of Professional Liability Defense.


U.S. District Court, Southern and Central Districts of California
U.S. District Court, Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court


State Bar of California
Missouri Bar
Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct (“COPRAC”), a standing committee of the California State Bar (2015-present)
San Diego County Bar Association, Litigation Section member
San Diego County Bar Association, Legal Ethics Committee (2011­present); Executive Comm. (2015-present); Vice Chair (2016); Chair (2017); Editor and Contributor, For The Record legal ethics column
San Diego Defense Lawyers, Board of Directors (2015-present)
Lewis M. Welsh American Inns of Court, Barrister
San Diego Barristers Club (former member of Board of Directors)
San Diego Lawyers Club, Fund for Justice Committee

Community Involvement

San Diego Teen Court Volunteer
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
YMCA Adventure Guides Expedition and Circle Leader