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Eric Steven Block

Personal injury Attorney at Jacksonville, FL

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Rick Block


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About Eric

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In November, 1999, Mr. Block won what is believed to be the largest jury verdict in the history of the United States for any knee injury case, in Stebbins vs. Mitco Water Laboratories, Inc. There, Mr. Block won a jury verdict of $7,777,. In the case of Thomas vs. S.E.L. Maduro, tried before a jury in 1995, Mr. Block served as co-counsel with noted trial lawyer, S. Perry Penland, and together they won a personal injury jury verdict of just under $14,000,.

Mr. Block has extensive trial experience in business disputes, personal injury litigation, and criminal law. He has also been active as a Mediator, being certified by The Florida Supreme Court for all Civil Circuit Court disputes, and has special certification for Family Law disputes. He has argued cases on nation-wide television covered live by “Court TV”, and has been a featured guest twice on “The Maury Povich Show,” speaking about cases on which he served as trial counsel.

Rick Block primarily practices law out of his Jacksonville, Florida offices, however, he has been specially admitted to practice in states other than Florida. For instance, in May, 1999, in Decatur, Georgia (just outside Atlanta), Mr. Block won the landmark jury verdict in Masters vs. Talbott Recovery Center, in which $1.3 million in compensatory damages, and in addition, unspecified punitive damages were awarded to a Florida physician who was wrongfully forced to undergo treatment for alcoholism in a famous Georgia treatment center.

No trial lawyer can ever guarantee success. However, your chances of winning are significantly increased when you are represented by an aggressive, experienced and successful trial lawyer. Mr. Block fights hard and has earned a record of substantial judgments on behalf of many of his clients. Eric Block can help you, too.

In addition to being admitted to all state courts in Florida, he is admitted to practice in the United States Federal Court, Middle District, and has repeatedly appeared before the Court of Appeals, First District. Mr. Block has in the past served as President-elect of the Jacksonville Trial Lawyers’ Association, President of the North Florida Music Association, is past President of Positively Jacksonville!, and has recently been inducted as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates’ Forum.

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Licensed for 31 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1992
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact Eric

The Law Offices of Eric S. Block, PLLC
6817 Southpoint Pkwy.
Suite 2502
Jacksonville, FL, 32216

Reviews

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Posted by Josh K | December 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best of Men the Most Skilled of Attorneys
After a five and a half long years and an exhausting trial, I should be going straight to bed. However, it is more important to me right now to offer my endorsement of Mr. Block. If you want an attorney who can wax poetic and throw a knockout punch at the same time, look no further. This man knows when to be tough and when to be eloquent. From what I observed, it is a very tough line to toe, but for Mr. Block, it seemed effortless. Although, I know that it wasn't. From the level of work that I witnessed in his office and through the tireless hours he and his team put in each and every night of my trial, it made me feel as though I were his only client. I whole-heartedly believe that with my best interests were at the forefront of every decision. Mr. Block deserves more than my gratitude and endorsement. So, I offer my recommendation. If you or anyone you know is in need of and attorney and you want to go directly to the pinnacle, seek out Eric S. Block. I assure you that you will find none better.
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Posted by Julian Kore | August 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Julian Kore - Best personal injury lawyers in Jacksonville, FL
I wanted to share my experience that I had with Eric S. Block and Fraz Ahmed at this office. These are top notch lawyers. They will sit down with you and explain and put a plan of action together for you. Very professional and knowledgeable in the field. My case was a auto accident injury. I would recommend this office for anyone who is looking for legal help.
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Posted by Marshall | May 15, 2015
When only the best will do.....
I have been a personal friend as well as client for over 30 years with Rick. Rick is not the typical trial lawyer that has become jaded over all of his years of practice. I have found a number of times where he has stopped whatever he might of been doing to help someone with a personal issue as well a myriad number of legal issues. If you are looking for a kind an compassionate attorney who is also a bulldog for his clients then this is your guy!! Simply the best!
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Posted by Bernie | May 14, 2015
Great Advise for my Company
A truly forthright attorney who is not only very intelligent but, more importantly, who tells me what I NEED to hear as opposed to what I want to hear. In this situation, Rick assisted my company with advise on a sensitive corporate matter, the details of which I cannot disclose. But, he was attentive, well prepared and able to convey the pros and cons in a manner that allowed us to make good decisions.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Eric S. Block, P.A.
  • 1995 - 2014

Education

  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980
  • The Bolles School
  • 1975

Legal Cases

  • Brad Corob v. Daniel Doloroso, Jr.
  • $1,656,027

Associations

  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Jacksonville Justice Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2011 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Eagle Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • Circuit Court Mediator
  • 2001 - Present
  • Big Picture Presentations
  • Owner
  • 2001 - Present
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • Family Law Mediator
  • 1999 - 2001
  • North Florida Music Association
  • President
  • 1999 - 1999
  • Jacksonville Trial Lawyers Association
  • Officer
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Georgia Superior Court
  • Admitted to Practice Pro Hac Vice
  • 1995 - 1995
  • Positively Jacksonville!
  • President
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Florida Comedy Festival
  • Produce
  • 1995 - 1997
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2013
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2012
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2011
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2010
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2009
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2008
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2007
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2006
  • Book Award
  • Nova University
  • 1985
  • Book Award
  • Nova University
  • 1984
  • Book Award
  • Nova University
  • 1983
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Speaking Engagements

  • Anatomy of a Civil Jury Trial
  • Trial practice
  • 2014
  • Anatomy of a Civil Jury Trial
  • Trial practice
  • 2013
  • Winning Your First Civil Trial
  • Trial practice
  • 2007
  • Use of Technology Through Mediation and Trial
  • Trial practice
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (2)
Endorse Eric
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have been a trial lawyer for 34 years. I have seen many lawyers in trial and can unequivocally say that Rick is the most talented trial lawyer I have ever known. He has been the lead attorney in two of our trials resulting in multimillion dollar verdicts. There is simply no one better. I wholehearted endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the honor to work along side Rick Block on numerous occasions and he is one of the most aggressive, passionate and prepared lawyers around. He is a winner and his results speak for themselves. There is no one better."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have had the pleasure of witnessing Rick's talents during a trial. I have referred my family members to Rick. Rick's verdicts speak for themselves, but his compassion for his clients is unmatched. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mr. Block on many cases. He is an outstanding lawyer who is always well prepared and goes the extra mile for his clients."
Car accident Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I have referred Rick several cases and have also seen him in trial many times. I truly believe his is one of the best trial lawyers in the country. I have never had a problem getting a hold of him day or night or weekends."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Block works as a tireless advocate for his clients. I highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Eric S. Block, “Rick” for many years. Nowhere have I found an attorney that has mastered the art of trial practice to the level Rick has attained. He is a hard worker with a busy and successful practice, but he gives back to our profession by being a mentor and willingly makes time to help other attorneys. When called on, he openly shares his knowledge and expertise with others. I know Rick to be an exemplary person of good character, integrity and professionalism. He is an extremely intelligent person who is honest and fair. I believe his good character, knowledge of the law and genuine concern for others make him an excellent choice for your attorney if you are considering a personal injury attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Rick is an excellent an attorney. He works hard for his clients and gets great results."
Personal injury Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Eric is one of the most talented lawyers I have ever met. I have worked with him on cases and he has helped my clients get the money they deserve. Any client of Eric's is a lucky client! He has an amazing ability to relate to juries and gets awesome results for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Eric S. Block (Rick Block) is a particularly skilled advocate and trial attorney. His trial and settlement results have changed lives. When Rick Block takes on a case, he commits the necessary time, resources, strategy, and skills to get the best result possible. If you need an attorney, you will be well represented by Rick Block."
Personal injury Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rick is one of if not the best trial lawyer in Jacksonville. As a lawyer, if I were injured in an accident, he would get my case."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rick is a great personal injury attorney. He is very tough in court and is one of the few attorneys that doesn't mind trying a case in court, yet he still has compassion for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Mr. Block. He is a very experienced litigator and zealously represents his clients through the advances and setbacks inherent in every case. He also has a proven track record of "wins" at trial. His communication skills are superb whether he's speaking to a jury, client, or counsel."
Personal injury Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Eric. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Block is one of the best personal injury/trial attorneys I know. All you have to do is look at the number of large verdicts, the number of cases he has tried and continues to try and you will be running to his door to hire him. I fully and without question endorse and recommend Mr. Block as an attorney to any potential client."
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Jacksonville Personal injury Lawyer Eric Steven Block
Eric Steven Block
Personal injury Attorney
Jacksonville, FL
Licensed for 31 years