Eric Natenstedt is now in his fifth year practicing law in California. Mr. Natendstedt left a larger lemon law firm recently to join Kaufman & Kavicky’s Southern California Office. This move supports his passion to be more hands-on for each consumer he represents, giving each case his personal touch. His practice focuses primarily on plaintiffs’ consumer protection/lemon law claims representing clients across California, in state and in federal district courts. Mr. Natenstedt is admitted to practice in all California State Courts and also in the Southern, Eastern and Western Federal Districts. Mr. Natenstedt has achieved numerous outstanding results, including many favorable settlements in cases involving a wide range of defective vehicles amounting to millions of dollars returned to harmed consumers. Mr. Natenstedt has extensive interests auto-mechanics and auto-sports which blend well with his passion for lemon law and assessing defective vehicles.
Mr. Natenstedt earned his B.A. in 2009 from San Diego State University, graduating cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He earned is J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law, where he served on the prestigious USD Law Moot Court Executive Board, was a 2012 Paul A. McLennon Honors Tournament semi-finalist and winner of the “Best Brief Award”. While in law school and after graduating Mr. Natenstedt worked on criminal law matters handling both prosecution and defense and gaining extensive experience in high-stakes litigation, negotiation and trial practice. Before moving into consumer protection law, Mr. Natenstedt obtained significant criminal litigation and trial experience, having worked for the San Diego City Attorney’s Office, the Fresno District Attorney’s Office and also in a private criminal defense practice.
In his free time, Mr. Natenstedt enjoys traveling, geo-politics, military history and of course anything related to cars. He also enjoys hiking, fishing and hopes to finish writing his first fictional novel soon.