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Eric D. Anderson

FOUNDER; Chief Attorney-Criminal Law Division; Chief Attorney-Trial Litigation Division

Through his experience on both sides of the courtroom, Eric understands that any legal issue can be intimidating to those who do not know the law. Today he uses that experience to defend those in need of a champion.

A former prosecutor and Deputy County Counsel, Mr. Anderson became a tireless advocate and skilled trial lawyer in Massachusetts's Juvenile and Adult Criminal Courts. Returning to California in 2006, he joined the Shasta County District Attorney's Office, supervising the Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team. He also served as the gang prosecutor, prosecuting members of outlaw motorcycle gangs for operating a continuing criminal enterprise, in addition to prosecuting other violent felonies. An experienced trial lawyer Mr. Anderson now defends individuals in misdemeanor and felony proceedings at the state and federal levels.

A former Deputy County Counsel for Contra Costa County, representing public entities at both the state and federal levels in trials, mediations, and arbitration hearings for matters involving 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 of the Civil Rights Act of 1873 and the California Government Torts Claim Act. After returning to Southern California, he became a Trial Attorney for Farmers Insurance before entering private practice.

Before his legal career, Mr. Anderson taught History at the Middle and Upper School levels in Brooklyn, New York, and the Brentwood School of Los Angeles. During his teaching career, he coached football, wrestling, and debate.

Mr. Anderson believes in being an active member of the community. He was a Board member of the Shasta Coalition for Community Health, Education, and Empowerment and the University Prep Charter School in Redding, California. He has served as a Guest Lecturer at Shasta College and a Mock Trial Coach for the Anderson New Tech High School in Anderson, CA. He maintained a part-time career in Professional Wrestling from 1983 until 2006, known by his name and as the original Gemini Kid. He earned induction into the New England Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2011 under his most famous moniker, "The Son of A Preacher Man, Ebony Blade." He continues to serve as a consultant and Chief Legal Officer for various independent wrestling promotions.


  • Bachelor of Arts, History, Pitzer College
  • Juris Doctorate, Boston College Law School

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  • California State Bar
  • Massachusetts State Bar
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell (Highest rating for legal ability and ethics)
  • Southern California Super Lawyer
  • AVVO 10

Recent Blog Posts


  • Absolute Professional

    Eric is an absolute professional. He has been an invaluable asset in getting my company off the ground, whether with practical legal or business advice, he and his firm are dedicated to helping small business owners and people in all walks of life succeed.
  • Extremely Impressed

    I was extremely impressed with the help and service I received from Eric Anderson. He is a very skilled negotiator and maintained constant communication with me. I contacted him to represent me in a lawsuit filed against me. He was up-front with me about the cost and updated me regularly about th...
  • Spoke the truth

    My son was suspected of a crime and we went to EDA LAW for advice. Mr. Anderson sat him down and spoke the truth to him. He explained the entire process and laid out his rights. He also encouraged him on ways to avoid any kind of trouble in the future and how to stay focused on achieving his goal...
  • Adam Ryan Attorney at Law Recommends Eric D. Anderson

    Having opposed Eric Anderson on several matters, I know he is a tenacious trial attorney who represents his clients aggressively and ethically. His courtroom demeanor is uncompromisingly professional yet uniquely entertaining and effective. Without hesitation, I highly recommend Eric Anderson.
  • -Terry M. 2nd Unit Aerial Production Recommends Eric D. Anderson

    Eric has just recently become my General Counsel. I appreciate his no-nonsense approach to the law and respect the guidance he has given me in just the short time I have worked with him. What I greatly respect is that if he doesn't know the answer to a particular question, he goes the extra mile ...
  • Dawn Ceizler, Law Offices of Dawn Ceizler Recommends Eric D. Anderson

    Eric is extremely knowledgeable in all areas of litigation. His skill set both in and out of the courtroom is superior. Although I was technically opposing counsel on a cross-complaint, Eric and I had a cordial, professional, and friendly relationship. If you are fortunate enough to have Eric on ...
  • Wow!

     I was impressed with Eric's work in that courtroom. He asked the most awesomest[sic] questions to that cop that even the secretaries had that look of being impressed on how he handled the officer. The officer stuttered and lied his way into a dismissed case.Thank you, Eric, for a job well done.
  • Keith Recommends Eric D. Anderson

    Gave our family great guidance “We had an emergency Employment/Labor situation requiring knowledge, guidance, and confidentiality. Eric Anderson was immediately available, guided our actions and, maybe most important, helped us have a good attitude about what mattered and what didn't. The outcome...
  • Debra Recommends Eric D. Anderson

    Excellent Criminal Defense Attorney. Eric was extremely responsive and called and communicated when he said he would. My daughter found herself in need of a criminal defense attorney after calling 911. She did not want to give the police officer a statement without her mom or an attorney present ...
  • Michael C. Recommends Eric D. Anderson

    Local Attorney Mr. Anderson is tenacious!
  • I would welcome the opportunity to work with Eric in the future.

    I worked with Eric on an Anti-Trust matter. Eric's passion and enthusiasm, combined with his knowledge and experience, makes him a force to be reckoned with. I would welcome the opportunity to work with Eric in the future.
  • "He knows what they know"

    He has a huge advantage over most criminal defense attorneys having been a DA. "they know that he knows what they know". Reviews by clients are excellent and should be read. Do yourself a favor if you are in or near Redlands and schedule a consultation.
  • A worthy opponent

    I locked horns with Mr. Anderson on many occasions over the years that he was a prosecutor. Mr. Anderson is an aggressive, knowledgeable, and experienced trial lawyer who I would recommend.
  • I unequivocally recommend Eric for your criminal defense needs!

    As a former prosecutor, Eric brings a wealth of practical experience to every case. Additionally, he is a dedicated professional with a friendly and approachable demeanor. He is committed to regular communication with his clients and provides the one on one attention you expect from a private att...
  • Highly Skilled

    Highly skilled. Very smart. A leader in our community. 
  • Formidable and Knowledgeable

    He has an extensive knowledge of the law and a charismatic personality. The combination makes him a formidable attorney.
  • A great Team

    Mr. Anderson and his Team are great! They will work for you and with you to provide the best outcome/resolution for your situation. I appreciate my experience with Mr. Anderson and Team.
  • A Professional and Responsive Law Firm

    I hired Eric D. Anderson and he was very professional and very responsive to my needs I could not have hired a better Attorney he kept me informed on what was happing at all times I would recommend him to anyone that needs an Attorney great company and fantastic people.
  • E.D.A Law goes above and beyond

    Eric went above and beyond to help achieve the settlement I wanted for my case. He is very responsive also!! And organized.    
  • I'd retain him again!

    Eric Anderson is an OUTSTANDING attorney: knowledgeable, supportive, experienced, & hardworking. He agreed to represent me in an unusual legal matter where the odds of success were slim -- slim or not, Eric believed in me and my case. Despite the odds, he advocated vigorously on my behalf, both i...
  • Top Notch Professionals

    Eric and his team are top-notch professionals who work with their clients to ensure they are able to not only grow but avoid any potholes on the road ahead.Eric has been invaluable in advice and knowledge regarding my business' growth in the field and has been there for us when we needed him most.
  • The Best in Southern California

    Mr. Anderson is the man. Worth every penny hands down the best attorney in southern California.    

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Areas We Serve

EDA LAW, Ltd. represents clients throughout the Inland Empire including Redlands, Beaumont, Rancho Cucamonga, Riverside, and Yucaipa. Outside of the Inland Empire, we represent California clients based in Long Beach, Los Angeles, Alameda County, Orange County, Sacramento County, San Diego County, San Joaquin County, Santa Clara County, and Shasta County. Nationally, we represent clients based in Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, and New Jersey.