A partner in the Firm's Charleston office, Eric maintains a nationwide complex litigation practice. While focusing on class actions and mass torts, Eric represents a diverse group of clients including injured individuals, businesses involved in commercial disputes and persons subject to civil enforcement actions. With a degree in Mining Engineering from Penn State, Eric has also represented clients with both commercial and personal issues in many aspects of the mining and energy industries.
Eric has been quoted or featured in various major news media outlets, including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Philadelphia Inquirer, CNBC and the BBC in connection with his work in the Toyota Sudden Unintended Acceleration Litigation. He has written and spoken on class action, consumer finance and general litigation topics.
In October 2010, Eric was recognized as among the 75 most formidable plaintiff's lawyers in the United States by the defense bar, in-house counsel and persons involved in the tort reform movement. Graduating from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, magna cum laude, in 2002, Eric was the youngest lawyer on the list by three years. Eric was also named a West Virginia Super Lawyer "Rising Star" in 2011.
Link to a report on that list by AmLaw Daily of Top Plaintiffs Lawyers >