Eric graduated with a Bachelor of Art’s degree in History from Emory University in 1989. He received his JD degree from Washington University School of Law in 1992.
Eric was licensed to practice law in the State of Missouri in 1992 and the State of Vermont 1998. He began his legal career as a trial attorney in the St. Louis City Public Defenders Office and State of Vermont Defender Generals office where he tried over 25 felony jury trials. Eric was then selected as a member of the Missouri Civil Commitment Defense Task Force and has tried over 20 Civil Commitment Jury Trials. Following this, Eric entered private practice at Evans and Dixon where he focused on civil litigation. Eric joined Scott Rosenblum’s office in 2006 and has since tried over 75 jury trials. He then joined The People’s Counsel in 2020 as a criminal trial attorney where he currently co-anchors the firm’s criminal litigation team while maintaining his own private practice as well.
Eric’s main areas of practice are criminal defense and civil commitment. He has been asked to provide legal analysis to multiple groups and organizations including MSNBC. In 2004 and again in 2016, Eric was the co-recipient of the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Attorney’s Atticus Finch Award for Trial Excellence.