Eric is a trial lawyer whose practice focuses primarily on coverage disputes and litigation, professional liability, and HOA disputes.  Eric leads the firm’s insurance coverage practice, with an emphasis in the area of Directors and Officers coverage.  He has successfully defended and prosecuted cases involving claims against HOA’s, insurance agents, real estate agents, appraisers, accountants and school districts.

Eric also maintains an active commercial practice. As a trial lawyer, Eric is uniquely equipped to counsel his business clients on risk management and avoidance, and is often asked to help clients investigate and resolve disputes before they reach the courthouse.  Paradoxically, though a litigator and trial lawyer, Eric believes the best result for a client often involves doing whatever is possible to avoid litigation—but he is always ready for a fight when that proves impossible.

Eric was born in New Jersey but got to Texas as fast as he could.  He attended Austin College and Baylor University School of Law. Eric remains actively involved in the Baylor Law Alumni Association.  He is a member of and Vice President of the Board of Governors for The Center for Pursuit, which is helping  adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the greater-Houston area achieve choice, growth, and personal independence. 

  • Baylor University School of Law, J.D., 2002
  • Austin College, B.A. English, 1999
  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • Obtained defense verdict in favor of Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District in a case where a probationary employee of GCCISD challenged her non-renewal on statutory and constitutional due process grounds. After a nine-day trial, the jury deliberated for only thirty minutes.
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of Killeen Independent School District regarding its non-renewal of a Special Education Coordinator on collateral estoppel grounds after Coordinator failed to follow procedure for appealing the decision of the Commissioner of Education. Judgment was affirmed by the El Paso Court of Appeals. 
  • Negotiated settlement of multiple wrongful death, survival, and personal injury claims against apartment complex owner arising from deranged tenant’s murderous rampage.
  • Martindale Peer Review: AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5
  • HBA Warren G. Cunningham Award
  • HBA Distinguished Faculty