Practice Areas

Edleson & Hindman exclusively handles civil lawsuits with an emphasis on:

  • Employment Cases: We specialize in handling high-stakes employment cases involving wrongful termination, unpaid wages (e.g., commissions, severance, bonus), retaliation, discrimination, and harassment.
  • Business and Contract Cases: We represent both individuals and businesses in business and partnership disputes including breach of contract, fraud, wrongful interference with contract, and FINRA arbitrations. We have won some of our largest trial verdicts proving fraud. Unlike most other attorneys who handle business disputes, we’re willing to do so on a contingency-fee basis. See our “Flex Fees” page for more information about creative billing arrangements.
  • Intellectual Property Cases: We represent individuals and companies in various IP matters including patent infringement litigation, trade secret misappropriation, and licensing disputes.
  • Professional Negligence and Malpractice: Ours is one of the few highly-regarded law firms in San Diego willing to pursue professional negligence cases. We recognize most attorneys, accountants, trustees, and other professionals are good people, but not all. Even good people make costly mistakes. We handle legal malpractice, trustee malpractice, accounting malpractice, breach of fiduciary duties, and fraud.
  • Insurance Cases: We handle complex insurance cases involving insurance coverage, breach of contract and insurance bad faith. We’ve obtained huge verdicts against insurance companies for denial of benefits, insurance bad faith, and insurance coverage issues.
  • Negligence and Personal Injury Cases: We also handle other types of claims for damages including high-end personal injury, wrongful death, slip and fall, negligence, fraud, and premises liability.
  • Local Counsel: We frequently act as local co-counsel for other law firms in complex cases including, business and intellectual property disputes venued in the San Diego state and federal courts.
  • Defamation: We have helped to establish new law involving defamation claims for “compelled self-publication” and for defamation in the context of FINRA. We have repeatedly used defamation claims as a powerful tool to investigate and introduce into evidence instances of related misconduct and to achieve punitive damage recoveries in cases otherwise limited to contract damages.

Not sure if your case falls within our area of expertise? Just call and ask: (619) 230-8402.

Proven Results


We won a jury verdict in favor of a salesperson formerly employed by Carrier Corporation, part of a Fortune 500 company. Opposing trial counsel from an earlier case (where we won a jury trial with a punitive damage finding) asked us to join in the representation and handle the trial. A jury agreed Carrier breached its contract, committed fraud, and awarded $8 million in punitive damages. We fought against a team from a well-known national law firm.

RECOVERY OF $5,000,000

We obtained a settlement of over $5,000,000 shortly before trail for a whistleblower employee fired for speaking out against sexual favoritism and other illegal conduct.


We won a jury verdict in favor of a San Diego contractor against Hess Microgen, a subsidiary of a huge oil company. The jury rejected claims made against our client and agreed with us that Hess Microgen breached its contract and interfered with contractual relationships. The jury awarded $6 million in punitive damages. During the case we battled against two large national law firms.


We won a $2 million arbitration award in a complicated shareholder dispute against EOS. We fought two large national law firms and a third local firm, their expert witnesses including a nationally known trial attorney from another large law firm as well as multiple accounting firms.