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Eric J. Menhart

Litigation Attorney at Washington, DC

5.0   12 reviews

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About Eric

Learn Eric’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    50%
    Litigation subjects include copyright infringement, marketing, and related technology and intellectual property issues.

  2. Internet
    30%
    Primarily dealing with "transactional" and administrative online legal issues.

  3. Trademark application
    10%
    Filing trademark applications, as well as related work, such as searches and related advice.

  4. Trademark infringement
    10%
    Includes domain name disputes, USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and similar matters.

Lexero Law is a boutique law firm concentrating in Internet and technology legal issues. The law firm concentrates its legal practice on intellectual property matters such as litigation, domain name disputes, copyright and trademarks. The law firm further concentrates on information technology concerns, such as e-commerce, privacy, entertainment law and technology licensing.

 

Menhart has been quoted or featured in numerous media outlets discussing legal matters, including The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Post, The New York Times, National Public Radio, USA Today, CNN Radio, Associated Press, , The Washington Times, , , Congressional Research Services, and more.

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Licensed for 16 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2007
Updated 06/08/2022
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 12/26/2022
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/27/2022
State VA
Status Active
Acquired N/A
Updated 12/27/2022

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

Contact Eric

Lexero Law
512 C St NE
Washington, DC, 20002

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Copyright Infringement
After speaking with two other law firms, we decided to hire Eric Menhart, Esq. to represent us when dealing with a copyright infringement lawsuit. We hired him because he was by far the most experienced attorney we talked to in dealing with this type of legal issue, and found him very easy to relate to. He was very professional and responded promptly to all our questions either via email or by phone. He dealt with all the issues involved in our case, and clearly explained our options at each new development during the negotiation process, which took about 2 months to resolve. We are very satisfied with his representation and the outcome of the case.
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Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2015
Extremely favorable outcome
Eric is a great lawyer. He was very responsive to my questions and concerns and helped me acquire a very favorable outcome. He didn't hesitate to detail out all my options and what he thought was the best plan given my goals.
Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2014
Copyright Infringement email from you ISP? I'd highly recommend Eric.
I worked with Eric to resolve a copyright infringement issue. He was very easy to work with. He explained everything along the way and provided his recommendation and we made decisions jointly about how to handle my case. Ultimately he resolved the case favorably and quickly. I'd high recommend him to people who need help resolving issues like mine.
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2013
Great BitTorrent and Copyright Lawyer
I was involved in a copyright infringement case due to downloads using BitTorrent. I received a notice from my ISP that my IP address was was being subpoenaed by a lawyer for a video production company. The company wanted my ISP to provide them my name, address, and telephone number due to the downloading of copyrighted material. Researching DC attorneys I saw Eric Menhart had worked as a local attorney for some of the west coast firms fighting cases like mine. I contacted Eric, he explained my options, how cases like this can go, and his reasonable fee structure. After which I hired Eric to help me deal with this matter. The outcome was favorable given the circumstances. I did not have to disclose any personal information and we were able to reach a settlement I would highly recommend Eric Menhart for any BitTorrent copyright cases.
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Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2012
Saving Grace
Excellent service! Eric was very personable and friendly. He explained complex legal terms in a way a normal person can understand and he put me at ease regarding my case. Eric was my saving grace in a very stress filled situation and guided me through step by step.He stayed in close contact and kept me informed of every action in the case. I would definitely recommend retaining Eric J. Menhart as your lawyer!
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Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2012
Succesful Outcome
Arranged a positive conclusion to the dispute. Informed us on our options, performed all needed due diligence. A very positive experience overall.
Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2012
Very Responsive and Dedicated Lawyer
I recently received a threat to sue regarding a copyright infringement allegation. When I reached out to Mr. Menhart by phone, he was very amiable and understanding of my situation. Additionally, his firm, CyberLaw, provides free initial consultations. He supplied me an informative list of options regarding my case (settle or fight) and explained the consequences of each option chosen in a very clear manner. Despite my apprehension to stick by an option, he was very patient with me and did not seem at once annoyed by my persistence to ask questions. Overall, he was very efficient with the services that he provided to me and I would definitely recommend him for anyone who is looking for an attorney with an internet/technology background.
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Posted by Jerry | October 4, 2011
Honest and professional lawyer
Attorney Menhart, Esq. handled my settlement case flawlessly while maintaining a high level of professionalism, honesty, and cordiality. I would highly recommend his services for any case of this nature.
Posted by Patrick | September 19, 2011
A wonderful experience
Eric was great to work with. I am starting a new business and was in need of some legal assistance regarding copyright laws. I am from Madison, WI and searched for copyright lawyers in my area before finding CyberLaw PC online. I must have contacted 12 or 15 competent copyright attorneys before deciding on Eric. He was smart, helpful and personable. He quoted me a fair price, based on proposals from other entities, and I had him move forward with the project. He nearly doubled his expected time on the project, due to it's complexity, and didn't charge me a dime extra! If any problems arise in the future, Eric, undoubtedly will be the first and only lawyer I will call.
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Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2011
Copyright Infringement
We became involved in a copyright infringement case recently when a guest in our home was using our WIFI to download and share movies using bit torrent software. We had received a notice from our ISP provider that they were being subpoenaed by a video production company to provide our name, address and telephone number due to the illegal downloading and sharing of copyright material. After conferring with a local lawyer, they were able to direct us to Eric Menhart and his firm. Our local attorney had a discussion with Eric and recommended that we speak with him. We did and hired Eric shortly thereafter. The outcome was extremely favorable to us, such that we did not have to disclose our personal information and the settlement that he was able to negotiate was less than what was previously discussed. I would highly recommend Mr. Menhart for this type of case.
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Posted by Adeel | January 7, 2011
Professional and cares
Last month I was faced with a challenging situation where I had to seek attorney’s help, one whose area of expertise includes cyber law. The first thing I did was conducting a search on the internet. At the end of the day, I had a list of 10 lawyers, all seemed fit. But one of them, Eric Menhart, stood out because of his website’s name, www.cyberlaw.pro, which was apparently relevant to what I was looking for. I then read some customers’ reviews that were all positive. I picked up the phone and called his office. I am a person who has dealt with attorneys before, and knows that many of them would not give a free consultation through the phone. After a few minutes of my conversation with Mr. Menhart, a strange feeling crept to me. Mr. Menhart’s keenness and honesty made me feel as if I was talking to my best friend or a family member who cares about me, me only. He listened to me with patience, a thing that I appreciate it, because I tend to talk in details and ask a lot of questions. He gave me options and laid out scenarios. But he surprised me again when he recommended to me that I take the easiest and least expensive of them, which meant he was not dealing with my business as a profiting undertaking. Instead he was being professional and honest. We talked for more than 10 minutes, again all free of charge. I ended up hiring him to represent me on the matter in hand. As he predicted we had an excellent result within few days. While we worked together on the case, he was very accessible through emails, my favorite way of communication. He was very prompt and comprehensive in his replies to me. His office showed that they can render a job that exceeds expectations, along with positive outcome, in my case. But more importantly they do it with a human touch that many of big law offices in Washington, D.C., area and New York lack. Therefore, I recommend Mr. Menhart for anyone who needs assistance with cases related to U.S. internet laws.
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Posted by Chris | March 5, 2009
Domain Dispute-- Who You Gonna Call?
A competitor used a variation of our domain name to redirect traffic to their competing open-source product site. When a friendly e-mail failed to dissuade the person from using the domain in bad faith we turned to the Internet to search for a lawyer with experience in domain disputes. The first few lawyers we contacted were not interested in helping presumably because we are an no-profit open-source project. We knew Eric Menhart at CyberPro was the right lawyer when he understood the computer geek speak of open-source, domain disputes, and UDRP. He volunteered a reduced-fee structure recognizing our contribution to the open-source community and suggested a cease & desist approach rather than formal arbitration. His C & D approach worked and the competitor transferred ownership of the domain to us without the need for arbitration all within a few weeks. Eric conducted all these matters professionally, efficiently, and conveniently using e-mail and PDF for communications.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 475-675 per hour
  • Contingency 35%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Lexero Law
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Boutique Law Firm
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Paralegal
  • United States Department of Commerce - National Telecommunications and Information Administration
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Paralegal
  • Federal Trade Commission - International Division of Consumer Protection
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Founder/Owner
  • Maryland Consumer Legal Equity
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Paralegal
  • Department of Justice
  • 2002 - 2003
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Education

  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Embassy of Libya v. Miski
  • Prevailed After Bench Trial
  • Pacific Performance Engineering v. Tim Mullit
  • The client recovered the infringing domain name.

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Quoted by Forbes in Article "Web Sales Tax Looms"
  • Forbes.com
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Council of the District of Columbia Committee on Public Services and Consumer Affairs
  • Testimony of Eric Menhart Re: District of Columbia Spam Deterrence Act of 2007
  • 2008
  • 9th Annual Solo & Small Firm Conference
  • Escaping the Web: How to Recognize and Handle the Dark Side of Technology
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (35)
Endorse Eric
Litigation Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Eric does great work for his clients. He knows how to litigate cases the right way and is very knowledgeable in the areas of Internet and trademark law. I wholeheartedly endorse his services."
Internet Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is a wonderful and extremely knowledgable attorney. Do not hesitate to seek his guidance on Internet and IP matters."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Eric. We recently worked together on a litigation matter and I found Eric to be attentive to the matter and a strong advocate for his client."
Internet Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is an excellent attorney. His up to date knowledge of the rapidly changing worlds of internet and technology law is impressive to say the least. I highly recommend him."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is a talented lawyer who works hard to make sure his clients accomplish their objectives."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Eric has been my local counsel on several matters pending in federal court in Washington, DC, and I highly recommend him. He is a detail-oriented attorney with a focus on getting things done right."
Copyright infringement Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I whole-heartedly recommend Eric Menhart for your copyright and intellectual property issues. Eric and his firm are well qualified to help you in an efficient manner."
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