Edward “Eddy” Grichanik is an Associate Attorney at HHJ Trial Attorneys. Eddy is a zealous advocate who fights for the rights of those who have sustained catastrophic personal injuries and those who have suffered injustice in the workplace. Although he maintains a heavy focus on the firm’s law and motion work, which is his litigation specialty, Eddy routinely appears in court, mediations, and depositions, supporting the firm’s Partners in securing favorable results for clients.
Eddy was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Eddy received his undergraduate degree in Political Science, with honors, from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and then went on to earn his Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law. He was an admissions scholarship recipient and was also awarded an academic merit scholarship each year for his academic success.
While attending California Western School of Law, Eddy made the Dean’s Honor Roll, served as President of the school’s Business Law Society, and earned the Academic Achievement Award in several classes, including Advanced Mediation for Lawyers and both of his legal writing courses. Eddy also worked as a LexisNexis legal research representative and legal writing teaching fellow for multiple year, which enabled him to cultivate an advanced approach to efficient legal research and a professionalized approach to legal writing, with an emphasis on clarity and accuracy.
In addition to his studies, Eddy worked as a law clerk for several well-respected law firms handling a wide variety of litigation matters, including securities fraud litigation, personal injury, insurance bad faith, products liability, business litigation, and employment and labor law disputes. Before joining HHJ Trial Attorneys, Eddy was a judicial extern for the Honorable Karen S. Crawford of the United States District Court for the Southern District where he gained invaluable insight about how judicial decisions are made while observing court proceedings and settlement conferences.
In his free time, Eddy enjoys spending time with his wife, Julie, and their little Yorkie named Ollie. They enjoy soaking up the California sunshine on their walks and cooking unique foods together.