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Erik M. Hanson is an associate attorney and a member of Norton Hammersley's trial practice and dispute-resolution group. Mr. Hanson’s practice focuses on civil litigation, including complex commercial litigation, contract disputes, construction litigation, real-estate litigation, and estate and trust disputes.Before joining Norton, Hammersley, Lopez, & Skokos, P.A., Mr. Hanson was a clerk at three insurance defense firms in the Southwest Florida area, specializing in premises liability, construction litigation, and malpractice defense. While in law school, Mr. Hanson was a senior associate on the Stetson Law Review, which published more than fifteen of Mr. Hanson’s case digests summarizing Florida appellate decisions on issues ranging from construction licensing to governmental tort liability.


Mr. Hanson also served as a managing justice for the award-winning Stetson Moot Court Board, winning three brief awards and two oral advocacy awards, including a Best Brief Award and Best Advocate Award from the justices of the Florida Supreme Court. Mr. Hanson earned his Juris Doctorate degree, cum laude, in 2012 from Stetson University College of Law in Saint Petersburg, Florida and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida. At Stetson, Mr. Hanson was honored with the E. Harris Drew Award for excellence in written and oral advocacy as well as the William F. Blews Award for his exceptional time spent volunteering for Habitat for Humanity and VITA tax preparation services.


Mr. Hanson is a member of the Florida Bar, the Florida Bar Young Lawyers’ Division, and the Florida Bar Trial Lawyers’ Section, the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, and the Business Law Section. Mr. Hanson is also active in the Sarasota County Bar Association, including the Sarasota County Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Division and the Sarasota County Bar Association Technology Committee.  He is also an active member in the Sarasota Southside Rotary Club and volunteers with Southeastern Guide Dogs and its Sarasota Walk-a-Thon event. He is licensed to practice in all Florida state courts as well as the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
    3 years
  2. Intellectual Property: 15%
    3 years
  3. Estate Planning: 15%
    3 years
  4. Business: 15%
    3 years
  5. Real Estate: 15%
    3 years


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  • Oleg Otten

    Mr. Hanson demonstrates an excellent knowledge of the law and compassion to help people in need. He has earned respect from his colleagues in the legal industry. I fully endorse him.


    Oleg Otten Business Attorney
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  • Leighton Jefferson Hyde

    I have known Eric since law school and he is not only a great lawyer but a fine human being. He is intelligent and well-versed in the law. I would not hesitate to recommend him to a consumer.


    Leighton Hyde Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Norton, Hammersley, Lopez & Skokos, P.A.

1819 Main Street
Suite 610
Sarasota, FL, 34236


FLMember in Good Standing201209/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Seventh-Best AdvocateABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition - Boston Regional2012
Fourth-Best BriefABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition - Boston Regional2012
William F. Blews Pro Bono Service AwardStetson University College of Law2012
E. Harris Drew Award for Excellence in AdvocacyStetson University College of Law2012
Second-Best BriefABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition - Brooklyn Regional2011
Best Oral AdvocateRobert M. Orseck Memorial Moot Court Competition2010
Best BriefRobert M. Orseck Memorial Moot Court Competition2010
Best TeamRobert M. Orseck Memorial Moot Court Competition2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateNorton, Hammersley,Lopez & Skokos, P.A.2012 - Present
Summer AssociateHenderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, Pa2011 - 2011
CreativeApple, Inc. (Formerly Apple Computer, Inc.)2007 - 2012
ClerkKubicki Draper2003 - 2007
ClerkGeorge, Hartz, Lundeen, Fulmer Et Al2002 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Rotary ClubMember2013 - Present
Lakewood Ranch Business AllianceN/A2013 - Present
Sarasota Chamber of CommerceN/A2013 - Present
Sarasota County Bar Association, Young Lawyer's DivisionN/A2013 - Present
Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of CourtMember2013 - Present
Sarasota County Bar AssociationCo-chair, Technology Committee2012 - Present
National Order of BarristersMember2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Stetson Law ReviewRecent Developments2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A2012
Florida Gulf Coast UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Connection CornerFlorida's Revised Limited Liability Company Act2014