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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


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



Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Fletcher & Phillips

541 E. Monroe St.
Jacksonville, FL, 32202


ALAuthorized to practice law200507/19/2016
FLMember in Good Standing200406/19/2016
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
National Rifle AssociationMember and Election Volunteer Coordinator2001 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - 2010
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- General 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 LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Auburn University, AuburnPolitical ScienceBA1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2015 Gun Rights Policy ConferenceWinning 2A rights one lawsuit at a time2015
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