Passing of Founding and Senior Partner, Eric F. Yuhl

3. 14. 21

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of one of our founding and senior partners, Eric Yuhl.  Eric died on March 14 at the age of 64 in his adopted hometown of Del Mar. 

Eric enjoyed a brilliant career as a litigator and trial lawyer after a childhood in West Los Angeles and an education which took him south where he graduated from U.C. San Diego and the University of San Diego School of Law.  After his admission to practice in 1981, Eric cut his legal teeth as an associate in a major downtown law firm and a concurrent stint as a specially assigned trial attorney for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.  In 1985 Eric opened his own office in Santa Monica and devoted the balance of his career to the handling and trial of complex personal injury, mass tort, consumer class action, sex abuse and employment cases.  He was joined in partnership in 1992 by his brother Chris.  Together they built what is today the firm of Yuhl Carr LLP based in Marina del Rey where Eric’s oldest son Colin is also now a partner. 

Eric is survived by his wife Janet, his children Colin, Keegan, Lindsay and Taylor; his stepson Stuart; 4 grandchildren to date and counting; his brother Chris and 6 sisters; and, 21 nieces and nephews.  He will be deeply missed by all and by his “work family” at Yuhl Carr which includes most prominently his legal assistant and friend of 36 years, Susan Ceglarski.

We anticipate that final arrangements and an appropriate farewell to Eric will be scheduled when permitted by health and safety protocols. 

In lieu of flowers or other remembrances, the family has asked that donations be made to Surfrider Foundation San Diego County at