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Eric J. Friday

Eric J. Friday

Practice areas:

Family, Civil Rights, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Litigation

About Me

Eric is originally from Selma Alabama, and is curently an associate with the firm of Fletcher & Phillips.  He is a graduate of Marion Military Institute, where he was a Cadet Officer, and a Falcon Scholar.  Eric completed his undergraduate degree in Political Science at Auburn University.

Eric also serves as lead counsel for Florida Carry, Inc., and as an election volunteer coordinator for the NRA, and is active in his church.

He is regularly called on by local and national media for commentary on firearm and family law issues in the news.

When not working Eric enjoys backpacking, kayaking, hunting, and reading.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Family: 50%
    6 years, 35 cases
  2. Civil Rights: 35%
    9 years, 15 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
    10 years, 35 cases
  4. Personal Injury: 3%
    11 years, 12 cases
  5. Litigation: 2%
    11 years, 20 cases



Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Dyvonnda G. Thurston

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Dyvonnda Thurston Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • John Greel Ralls Jr.

    I endorse this talented and knowledgeable attorney, who is well-respected in the legal community.


    John Ralls Oil & Gas Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Fletcher & Phillips

541 E. Monroe St.
Jacksonville, FL, 32202



ALAuthorized to practice law200508/11/2015
FLMember in Good Standing200408/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Phyllis Stansell Award for Professionalism and EthicsFlorida Coastal School of Law2004
Eagle ScoutBoy Scouts of America1992

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateFletcher & Phillips2010 - Present
N/ALaw Office of Eric J. Friday2006 - 2010
Contract AttorneySpohrer, Wilner, Maxwell and Matthews2004 - 2006


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Inns of CourtMember2010 - Present
Jacksonville Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - 2010
National Rifle AssociationMember and Election Volunteer Coordinator2001 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Thomas v. Abe's Wrecker ServicePlaintiff Verdict
Florida Carry, Inc. v. UNF12-3 en banc decision case settled for ~ $130,000.00
Florida Carry, Inc- Lead CounselN/A

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Publication NameTitleDate
Fox 30 JacksonvilleOpen carry gun debate reignited2012
First Coast NewsNew Florida Gun Law Begins Oct. 1, Cities, Counties Cite Safety2011


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida Coastal School of LawN/AJuris Doctor2004
Auburn University , AuburnPolitical ScienceBA1998

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
The Right to Bear Arms in 20142nd Amendment and Firearms2014
Open Carry- A Fifty State ReviewOpen Carry Firearms2014
Divorce Litigation from Start to FinishFamily Law Pre-Trial Motions Practice and Settlement Strategies2014
Veterans of the CourtFlorida Gun Laws: Facts, Myths, and Inconvenient Truths2013
Second Amendment ForumInsuring Your Right to Self Defense2013
SAF Gun Rights Policy ConferenceStand Your Ground: Under Fire2012
Govenor's Task Force for Citizen Safety and ProtectionStand Your Ground Law2012