Eric represents both private and public employers and individuals a variety of employment matters. He has represented and successfully defended employers in Title VII claims based upon claims of discrimination and retaliation. He has represented entities before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), other governmental agencies, and in Georgia courts. Eric also advises and represents clients and employers on employee separation matters, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, trade secret and confidentially issues, and related matters.
Eric’s education litigation practice includes the representation of public and private schools, school districts, and colleges and universities throughout Georgia. He also represents professional educators and administrators in matters concerning their employment status and professional certifications. Eric has experience representing educational institutions in a variety of matters including employment disputes, Title VI, Title IX, civil rights litigation, threat assessment and crisis management, student discipline issues, and other matters in civil litigation. He has also represented institutions in state and federal investigations.
As a former education administrator, Eric possesses unique training and experience in education matters and uses those skills for the benefit of all of his clients. As a former student conduct administrator, he can call upon his extensive experience to represent institutions defending student disciplinary actions. Eric also has extensive experience with campus threat assessment and crisis management teams and has presented and published on the topic. He can represent your institution in matters related to threat assessment and crisis management, and/or consult with your institution on campus threat assessment.
Recent successes include:
• Successful representation of private K-12 institutions in premises liability suits by a student and visitor to campus
• Obtaining dismissal of EEOC Complaint and Charge of violating Title VII discrimination charge by employee against public school district
J.D., Georgia State University, summa cum laude
M.S.Ed., Higher Education Administration, Old Dominion University
B.A., History, The Pennsylvania State University
Georgia Court of Appeals
Supreme Court of Georgia
United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
Order of the Coif
Taking A Bullet: Are Colleges Exposing Themselves to Tort Liability By Attempting To Save Their Students? Georgia State University Law Review 29 GA. ST. U. L. REV. 539 (2013)
Division of Archives and History: Amend O.C.G.A. § 45-13-51, Relating to the Division of Archives and History, so as to Revise the Provisions of Law Regarding Foundations of American Law and Government Displays; Georgia State University Law Review (co-authored by Carly Alford) 29 GA. ST. U. L. REV. 214 (2012)
"Now What: Student Threat Assessments," State Bar of Georgia – School and College Law Section, April 2015