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Complexities of Personal Injury have made us a Formidable Legal Team

Our experienced and accomplished Pasadena trial lawyers assist Plaintiffs in resolving cases in which they've been physically harmed, or have suffered losses because a professional failed to act competently or other persons acted in a negligent and harmful manner.

Our firm represents clients throughout California, and has earned a solid reputation from a long history of trial successes. We provide our clients with extraordinary skills in and out of the courtroom, and examine all angles of a case to ensure no evidence or arguments are missed. Ball & Roberts have years of experience in a variety of legal matters, including employment law issues, personal injury litigation, and business litigation.

If you or a loved one has been injured or suffered loss, please contact us today to obtain exceptional legal services relating to any of the following:

  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Insurance Benefits and Bad Faith
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Employment Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

Personal Injury Litigation:

If you have been injured as a result of anothers' intentional or negligent actions, contact us today to discuss your legal rights. Physical, emotional and mental damages can result from a personal injury, and a variety of damages can be awarded depending on your case. Typical personal injury cases included auto accidents, slip and fall cases, medical malpractice, wrongful death, products liability, premise liability, and dog bites. Don't suffer alone, get the compensation you deserve to get you back on the path to recovery form your injuries.

Legal and Professional Malpractice:

Our firm helps clients pursue compensation for the losses they have incurred as a result of lawyer negligence, including serious errors, overcharges, breaches of contract, or other professional misconduct on the part of a lawyer in all types of civil litigation. One type of legal malpractice is violating the California courts' strict statutes of limitations. If you were unable to prevail in a civil claim because your attorney failed to keep track of legal deadlines for filing in your case, you may have a claim in a professional malpractice lawsuit.

If you or someone you know needs the assistance of an experienced Pasadena, California trial lawyer, call Ball & Bonholtzer today at 213-631-3678, or complete the contact form provided on this site to schedule a free consultation.

Attorney Profiles

Attorney Stephen C. Ball

Stephen C. Ball has successfully represented victims and consumers for almost thirty years in California and federal courts. He has been able to assist in trial those who have had their legal rights compromised by legal negligence or breach of fiduciary duty. His legal malpractice clients have included heirs, corporate board members, injured minors, injured workers, homeowners, those injured in aviation accidents and trust beneficiaries.

Mr. Ball received his undergraduate education in biological sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1979 and thereafter went into business as a licensed contractor. He earned his law degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles in 1985 was admitted to practice in California that same year. He has also been admitted to practice in federal court since 1987 and in the United States Court of Claims since 1991.  Mr. Ball has been involved in a number of benchmark cases, including 43 Superior Court jury trials. He was featured in the Los Angeles Daily Journal’s litigator profile in May of 2000.

Bar Admissions:

  • California, 1985
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1991

Education:

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California, 1985, J.D.
  • Santa Barbara University, Santa Barbara, California, 1979, B.A.

Classes/Seminars Taught:

  • Speaker, CEB and Rutter Group Seminars, Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles
  • Guest Lecturer, Cal Poly Pomona Extension, 1994 - 1995

Honors and Awards:

  • Southern California Super Lawyers, 2006-2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers | The National Trial Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, 1992
    • Member 1992
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, 1998
    • Executive Board Member
  • American Association for Justice, 1985
    • Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, 1985
    • Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, 1985
    • Member
  • 8th Street Lawyers, 1993
    • Member

Past Employment Positions:

  • Van Nuys Superior Court, Settlement Officer
  • Glendale Superior Court, Settlement Officer
  • Los Angeles Superior Court, Settlement Officer
  • Long Beach Superior Court, Settlement Officer
  • Santa Monica Superior Court, Settlement Officer

Pro Bono Activities:

  • Volunteer Judge Pro Tem in Small Claims Appeals, Los Angeles Superior Court, 1990
  • Volunteer in Parole, Los Angeles Executive Committee, 1999 - Present

Attorney Eric C. Bonholtzer

Eric C. Bonholtzer graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. While at Southwestern, he was a member of the Moot Court Honors Program, and was both a junior and senior advocate for the Trial Advocacy Honors Program. Mr. Bonholtzer was also a staff member of the Southwestern Law Review before moving into the position of associate editor of the Law Review.

Mr. Bonholtzer stays on the cutting edge of trial work with advanced legal education from the well-regarded Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College. He has had experience in a wide range of disciplines in the legal field including trials, arbitrations, torts, contracts, probate, conservatorships, guardianships, and entertainment law.

In addition to his legal work, Mr. Bonholtzer is a successful author whose stories have appeared in over 40 publications, from anthologies to national magazines. He has won several awards for his writing. Mr. Bonholtzer holds a Master of Arts Degree in English from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing from the University of Southern California’s well-renowned writing program. He has had articles published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal and he was voted one of Pasadena’s Top Attorneys in 2013.

Mr. Bonholtzer is a member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the Consumer Attorneys of California, the Litigation Section of the California State Bar, and the Pasadena Bar Association.

Areas of Practice:

  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Product Liability
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Habitability Violations
  • Premises Liability

Bar Admissions:

  • California, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Western District of California, 2011

Education:

  • Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 2011, J.D. (Magna Cum Laude)
  • California State Polytechnic University,Pomona, Pomona, California, M.A.

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