Eric T. Lamhofer


Orange County Office
2212 Dupont Drive, , Irvine, CA 92612-1525
T: (949) 475-9200  |  F: (949) 475-9203



  • Business Litigation and Counseling
  • Construction and Surety
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Lender Liability Defense
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Retail, Restaurants and Hospitality
  • Title Insurance
  • W&W Trial Team


  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., Political Science, 1981
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1984


Practice Areas
Eric's practice areas include high-exposure premises, professional and products liability, construction contract and business litigation, as well as lender liability defense, including origination disputes and rescission demands.

Admitted to Practice
California State Bar
All California Federal Courts
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Activities
Eric is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, Financial Practices Section and the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel.
American Board of Trial Advocates Member, Orange County Chapter.

Hobbies and Interests
Traveling, skiing, reading and spending time with his family.


  • Represented reverse mortgage lender in challenge to enforceability of reverse mortgage based on claims of lack of lucidity, fraud, elder abuse, negligence, unfair business practices, etc. in which plaintiffs sought compensatory and punitive damages and rescission of loan. Obtained defense verdict in bifurcated jury trial on fraud and elder abuse claims, and in court-tried phase of case judge rejected claims for rescission based on mental incapacity and unfair business practices under Business & Professions Code Section 17200.

Reported Appellate Opinions

  • Yee v. Richance HB, LLC - California Court of Appeal, 4th District, Division 3, Case No. G049598--  Successfully defended client on appeal by plaintiff challenging trial court’s ruling denying both parties’ request for attorney fees in easement dispute lawsuit (not published in Official Reports).

  • Avery v. GE Auto Ins. Program, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, 243 Fed.Appx. 268, 2007 WL 2083563, C.A.9 (Cal.) July 16, 2007 (Not Selected for publication in the Federal Reporter)