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After attending George Washington University Law School, I worked for both small and large firms focusing on personal injury law, including heavy litigation and trial work. During those years of practice, I experienced a wide range of techniques and philosophies regarding the practice of law, and formed strong ideas about the way it should be practiced. Wanting to apply those ideas and develop my own practice, I left large firm life to launch a two-lawyer partnership. That partnership amicably ended in June 2014. I then moved my practice to Lanham, Maryland which is conveniently located a few minutes from the DC Beltway (I-495) and I-95.

I’ve tried at least 30 jury trials and 30 bench (judge only) trials in courts from Baltimore County, Maryland to Fairfax County, Virginia, and everywhere in between. I’ve litigated cases in all of the Federal District (trial level) Courts in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia, and in state courts as far north as Cecil County, Maryland, and as far south as Bath County, Virginia. I’ve resolved cases for clients through jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, mediations, and settlements.

I believe that attention to the details of all aspects of my cases result in the best possible outcome for my clients. Having my own firm allows me to spend more time with my clients than I could when I worked at other firms. I think this leads to more client comfort and better results. The most gratifying part of my job is the consistent positive feedback I get from clients, who appreciate my strengths as a lawyer and the personal support I give them through the litigation process, and when necessary, trial process.

For five years, I taught trial advocacy as an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University Law School. The process of preparing for class, discussing trial advocacy issues with students, evaluating their performances, and answering their questions has made me an even better trial lawyer.



Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 40%
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
  3. Wrongful Death: 10%
  4. Trucking Accident: 10%
  5. Medical Malpractice: 10%



Contingent (33-40%)

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  • Michael Craig Martin II

    I worked for Eric for three years and can attest that he is a diligent client advocate and an excellent attorney.


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  • Daniel Cory Bilton

    Eric has been a teacher, mentor, and good example for me. He is an excellent lawyer.


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Contact info


4300 Forbes Boulevard
Suite 205
Lanham, MD, 20706


DCActive 199307/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Selected as Maryland Super LawyerSuperLawyers2016
Selected as a DC SuperLawyerSuperLawyers2012
Appointed Adjunct Professor of Trial AdvocacyThe George Washington University Law School2008
"AV" Rating (the highest)Martindale-Hubbell2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerSTRAVITZ LAW FIRM, PC2014 - Present
Partner/MemberMesirow & Stravitz, PLLC2000 - 2014
AssociateGordon Feinblatt Rothman Hoffberger & Hollander, LLC1995 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.Member, Board of Governors2009 - Present
National Crime Victim Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Maryland Association for JusticeMember, Publications Committee2000 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1995 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
del Sordo v. Allstate$232,642.28 Jury Verdict
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
State University of New York, AlbanyPolitical ScienceOther - Bachelors1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Maryland Attorney General's Office -- Trial Practice Work GroupExpert Witnesses2011
Case Evaluation Clinic (MAJ)Case Evaluation2011
Moderated CLE seminar entitled "Medical Glue: The Use of Cyanoacrylates as Embolic Devices"Medical Glue2004