Practices / Services
Our team combines experience in the fields of Law, Law Enforcement, Education, and Sports Entertainment to create a balanced and diverse law firm based in Redlands. This offers a unique chance to serve a diverse roster of individual and business clients in creating meaningful solutions to any problem.
ABOUT EDA LAW
“When you have a legal problem, you just want it solved. So do we.”
— Eric D. Anderson
Located in historic downtown Redlands, Eric D. Anderson Law is committed to serving individuals and entities in the Inland Empire and throughout California in Criminal Law, Business Law, Sports Entertainment and Defense Litigation.
Business Lawyers and Criminal Defense Lawyer in Redlands
A former prosecutor and Deputy County Counsel, Mr. Anderson began his career when he joined the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts. During his four-year career in Massachusetts, Mr. Anderson became a tireless advocate and skilled trial lawyer in both the Juvenile and Adult Criminal Courts. Returning to California in 2006, Mr. Anderson joined the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office, where he supervised the Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team. Mr. Anderson also served as the gang prosecutor
- 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 goals and dreams. We appreciate the personal touch and interest he took in my family as more than just paychecks. -Lana W.
- Mr. Anderson is tenacious! -Michael Clearman
- 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. -Scott Sheldon, Attorney
- 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 to find the answer out so I can approach my situation with prudence. Very happy with his service. — Terry M. 2nd Unit Aerial Production
- 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 your side, relax, you’re in good hands.
— Dawn Ceizler, Law Offices of Dawn Ceizler
- Wow! I was impressed with Eric’s work in that courtroom. He asked the most awesome questions to that cop that even the secretaries had that look of being impressed with how he handled the officer. The officer stuttered and lied his way into a dismissed case.Thank you, Eric, for a job well done. — Jesse Lizragga
- 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 was totally favorable for us which was based on both the facts of the matter and Eric’s legal guidance. I have previously worked with other lawyers. Now, Eric will be our professional, as well as our personal attorney in every legal matter. — Keith S.
- 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 and was subsequently arrested. Eric was extremely proactive in his defense strategy, but more importantly, he took time and care in explaining the process to us. Eric went above and beyond by providing assistance in any area he felt would impact the case. We felt confident in Eric’s competency and he was successful in her defense. I recommend Eric Anderson.” – Debra M.
Contact EDA Law
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.
Firm Blog & Latest News
November 16, 2018
In the age of Google and Facebook people are accustomed to having instant access to vast amounts of information. Employers are increasingly relying on this ever-expanding pool of information in performing background checks on prospective employees. Is it possible, however, for an employer’s access to detailed background information to present legal problems? A recent decision… [Read More about Using Credit Checks in employee background investigations: How deep can it get?]
August 29, 2018
When people talk about getting high on the Lord, this probably not what they had in mind. The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) and the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation-Cannabis Enforcement Unit (DOI-CEU), in coordination with the Costa Mesa Police Department and local agencies, executed a search warrant on an unlicensed cannabis retail… [Read More about Bureau of Cannabis Control takes action against unlicensed cannabis business disguised as a church]
August 28, 2018
In December 2017, Judge Donna Geck of the Santa Barbara County Superior Court ordered the University of California at Santa Barbara to reinstate “John Doe”, a student UCSB previously expelled for allegedly stalking his ex-girlfriend and directed the university to reconsider the student’s appeal. UCSB expelled the student, (“John Doe”), after a university investigator found it… [Read More about UC Santa Barbara held in contempt of Court for picking sides in a sexual misconduct proceeding]
June 22, 2018
Let us get this out of the way quickly. We are not an Immigration law firm. Immigration is not a substantial part of our practice. But fighting abusive government practices indeed is. While every nation has the right to control its’ borders and entries, once it has created a system of rights, it needs to… [Read More about ACLU Film Series provides guidance on your rights when dealing with ICE]
June 2, 2018
Did you know that today is “International Whores Day”? That is no euphemism either. It is for actual sex workers. And yesterday they went to Congress to make their presence felt as citizens. If there is anyplace where someone is bound to get screwed, it has to be Washington, D.C., but this last week saw an… [Read More about Sex Workers fight FOSTA]
October 17, 2016
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, food manufacturers recalled more than 21 million pounds of product in 2015, while auto manufacturers recalled 51 million cars. If you own a business and have to recall even a single product, it’s going to cost you.
October 7, 2016
It’s no secret that the Internet has had both a positive and a negative impact on the music industry over the past two decades. Indeed, while fans today love the accessibility of all their favorite albums, even the most popular musicians are struggling to get the compensation they deserve.
October 3, 2016
It’s no secret that California is home to famous actors, playwrights, musicians and just about every other type of entertainer. Unfortunately, having worldwide renown comes with certain drawbacks.
September 20, 2016
After reaching into our mailbag we noticed a series of frequently asked questions about Business law. As you can see, Business law covers a broad array of legal areas ranging from federal tax compliance to contract review. Read on and see our answers to these FAQs
September 14, 2016
There are several critical steps for incorporating a startup, but some business owners stop after they have filed the articles of incorporation with their secretary of state. If you have questions about incorporating your company, read on to learn six steps to take after filing:
September 6, 2016
Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, have grown incredibly popular in recent years. We see them almost everywhere now, being used for commercial and entertainment purposes. According to The Economist, their sudden ubiquity has prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to establish mandatory safety requirements that minimize the threat drones pose to both people on the ground… [Read More about Is It Legal for Paparazzi to Use Drones in California?]
August 30, 2016
Anyone who has worked in the financial industry will tell you that the old saying about becoming a millionaire is entirely true: The easiest way to make a million dollars is to start with a billion. Unfortunately, most startup founders don’t have access to a trust fund of that size—or of any size at all—and… [Read More about Shares 3 Tips for Entrepreneurs Who Still Have a Day Job]
August 26, 2016
Navigating copyright law correctly is critical if you want to protect your creative works, but doing so is often complicated and rarely straightforward. For example, copyright law automatically protects an author’s written work from the first draft; however, an artist must register certain finished works before copyright law will protect them from infringement.
August 26, 2016
One of the greatest hurdles that most new businesses face is a lack of capital, so when a venture capital firm comes along and wants to invest, it could feel like a godsend. Like any business deal, though, there are both advantages and disadvantages of accepting venture capital money.
August 5, 2016
If you want to take out a small business loan to get your company off the ground, chances are the bank will ask for a personal guarantee. When you sign a personal guarantee, you are essentially putting your own assets up as collateral in case your business cannot pay back the debt. Inc. reminds readers… [Read More about 3 Tips for Protecting Yourself]
August 3, 2016
Small business owners have a lot to think about when designing their companies. One of the most important decisions they need to make from the start is which business structure they are going to use. Ultimately, the structure that you choose for setting up your company will have certain tax and legal implications.
July 25, 2016
A strong digital presence is a must if you want your company to thrive in today’s modern world, and the Web developer you hire could make or break your outreach capabilities. Like most services in business, you tend to get what you pay for when it comes to Web developers – if you’re lucky, that… [Read More about Are You Hiring a Web Developer for Your Business? 4 Tips from a Redlands Commercial Attorney]
July 25, 2016
Businesses in the Digital Age must have a legitimate Web presence in order to gain consumers’ trust. Your website doesn’t have to be flashy, but a strong Web presence can make your company appear credible and established.
July 14, 2016
Are you about to negotiate a sports, entertainment , or employment contract? You may already know that contract negotiations are financially and legally complicated, so how would you know if you’re getting a fair deal?
July 6, 2016
With Kevin Durant stunning the NBA with his exit from the Oklahoma City Thunder and defection to the Golden State Warriors, it seemed like a good time to take a look at contract negotiations in sports. Recently, a professional sports team drafted one of our clients and we found ourselves looking at a variety of… [Read More about How Should I Prepare for Sports Contract Negotiations?]
June 13, 2016
Every business requires an entity structure for tax purposes. Common business entities include S Corporation, C Corporation, and Limited Liability Company. Each structure has pros and cons. The best way for you to identify the structure that best fits your business is to consult a commercial lawyer.
June 2, 2016
If you own a business in California, there are several benefits to hiring independent contractors instead of employees. According to the Department of Industrial Relations, employers do not have to pay payroll taxes for independent contractors or provide meal periods. They also do not have to provide financial reimbursement for business-related expenses, or cover independent… [Read More about Independent Contractors vs. Employees – What’s the Difference in California?]
May 24, 2016
We want to wish you all a happy and healthy New Year. Please be safe out there and remember, don’t take the breathalyzer in California. As we leave one year, the great state of California has some important changes coming in 2015. Today we will focus on some of the new law bound to have… [Read More about Goodbye 2014. Hello to new Business Laws in 2015]
May 23, 2016
Whether you’re purchasing a business or starting a new venture, you will have to choose a structure for your company. There are partnerships, sole proprietorships and corporations. Of these, we must often get requests to form what is called a “business entity” Three common options are the S-Corporation, the C-Corporation and the Limited Liability Corporation… [Read More about Is an LLC the Right Structure for My Business?]
May 10, 2016
Buying a business is an exciting decision, but one small oversight can lead to financial turmoil and legal problems. This is why it is essential to consult a commercial lawyer before signing the offer.
January 2, 2015
As a lawyer one of the most persistently interesting experiences I have is hearing the various tales of the public’s interactions with police officers. They vary from stories of horrible police conduct to police officers going above and beyond the call of duty to serve the public, not only by risking their lives, but by… [Read More about Tips on how to deal with the Police and not make an idiot out of yourself.]
January 2, 2015
By Eric D. Anderson When Neil Sedaka wrote the song “Breaking Up is Hard to do”, he had no idea how hard it could be in the internet age. Break-ups are tough enough without worrying about sexual photographs of you displayed throughout the internet. But, today that has become a real concern for many. State… [Read More about Revenge Porn and the Law]
January 2, 2015
The stars at night are not the only things big and bright in Texas. Apparently, former Galveston County Constable, Pam Matranga, liked to brighten her deputies’ days by exposing them to her big breasts. While many a man may like the idea of their lady boss putting the ta-tas in their face or inviting them… [Read More about Sexual Harrasment: What is Good for the Gander is Good for the goose]
January 2, 2015
Since we have been involved in addressing the problems for both victims and those accused of “revenge porn” we get a lot of news regarding what is going on around the nation on this topic. As we expected, having not done anything to anticipate the problem, state governments have been inundated with cries to do… [Read More about Bad acts often lead to bad laws]
January 2, 2015
Over at the blog, Wrestling with the Law, we take a look at today’s Supreme Court Decision regarding Hobby Lobby, closely held corporations and burdens on the exercise of religion. Take a look and subscribe. http://wp.me/p2EZqw-4d