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Eric M. Larsen

Criminal defense Attorney at Franklin, TN

5.0   52 reviews
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  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 12 years
    Tennessee - TN 13 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Eric

Learn Eric’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    60%
    All felonies and misdemeanors including DUI and Juvenile cases.

  2. DUI and DWI
    30%

  3. Personal injury
    10%
    Auto accident injuries.

WITH YOUR FREEDOM AT STAKE, YOU NEED A TRUSTED & RESPECTED LAWYER ON THE FRONTLINE OF YOUR DEFENSE.

 I am a former parole/probation agent with the Michigan Department of Corrections. After spending 12 years with the MDOC I made the decision to return to school to pursue a law degree. I graduated, cum laude, from the Thomas M Cooley Law School and joined the Midland, Michigan firm of Cline Close Dyer PLC. At CCD I successfully represented clients in the areas of family law, general civil litigation, landlord-tenant matters, and criminal defense. In 2012, my wife and I relocated our family to the Nashville area. Since that time, I have represented many clients in the areas of criminal defense and general civil litigation matters. 

 

My philosophy towards my client representation is simple. I treat all clients with the same respect and dignity that I would want. I believe in keeping my clients well informed at all stages of their case and my mission is to achieve the absolute best results. 

 

I've worked hard to foster professional relationships with the local prosecutors and my reputation as an honest and reasonable lawyer often helps me resolve client’s cases early on and to the benefit of my clients. I've also successfully tried cases to a jury from Especially Aggravated Kidnapping (class A Felony) to Public Intoxication (class C Misdemeanor). If we can't get the result we want through negotiation, I’ll gladly step into the ring to fight the State. The courtroom IS my comfort zone. 

Awards

Client's Choice 2019,2018,2017,2016,2013
Client's Choice
2019 2018 2017 + 2 ...
Top Contributor 2013
Top Contributor
2013

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Location

Larsen Law PLLC
1284 West Main Street
Suite 101
Franklin, TN, 37064

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
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Posted by Armonio Howard | January 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE BEST ATTORNEY TO HIRE!!!
Eric Larsen is a great attorney and a great person overall. I was facing years in jail and he earn me probation and also a diversion plan, which is really hard to come by. He is also reasonable with fees which was my man focus because I didn't have much to work with. HAND DOWN THE BEST ATTORNEY I EVER HAD AND KNOW!!! Cant thank him enough, I now have a second chance.
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Posted by Walter | November 18, 2013
A good man to have in your corner . . .
On concluding my Nashville court appearance, prompted by a Class B Misdemeanor arrest, I can at last rest easy, thanks to legal efforts of Attorney Eric Larsen. Immediately following my citation, I met with Lawyer Larsen. During that meeting and subsequent sessions, he was attentive, honest and up-front in reaction to my situation, carefully explaining the potential outcome of each possible legal course open to me. Although my decision didn’t make the case easier for him to pursue, he respected my choice and took that extra step to obtain the best satisfactory outcome as a result of that request. From the day you receive that summons, it's a lonely existence out there. After I put myself in his capable hands, I felt less uncomfortable and more confident; therefore, it is without hesitation that I recommend Eric Larsen’s services - and reasonable rates - to anyone facing a similar dilemma in criminal court.
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Posted by Doug | October 6, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend Eric Larsen
Great attorney and highly recommend Eric. He was transparent, prompt and got the job done! Will not hesitate to call him if needed again!
Posted by James H | August 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Cream of the crop defense lawyer…
Eric Larson brought me calm within the storm. He explained everything clearly and is a great communicator. He followed it up with actions. The judge complimented me for selecting a great lawyer - Eric’s professionalism helped my case. He worked hard and negotiated with the DA to get me the best deal possible. I am very pleased and highly recommend him! If you have to go to battle you want this man in your corner!
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Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
The Best
I walked into Larson law firm from Google search and did not know what I was getting myself into. From the first initial consultation to the very end of my case, Eric made sure that I put my full trust in him by making me feel comfortable enough to talk about whatever I had been through. He gave me that comfort enough to open up about my life and let my emotions out. Even though I did not know what I was getting into walking into his law firm, but I will tell you I walked out of there feeling very very confident that he will go to any extent to plead my case successfully and by all means , he did just that. I thank him and his great team for being so on top of everything as far as comfort, reminders of court dates, payments and most importantly to me of all, peace of mind. Kaylynn is awesome. I highly highly recommend Eric Larson and his legal team to anyone who needs a peace of mind topped with a successful case. He won me a diversion on my case and that is a big win for me and all thanks to this great legal team. Thank you so much for all that you’ve done for me. 5 stars is a low because they deserve a 10 hands down.
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Informed. Competent. Discrete. Successful.
I hired Eric based on his thorough knowledge of the law. He explained the multiple outcomes of my case specifically. He successfully took the language of the law, and met me at my comprehension level and provided not only regular updates, but an evolving strategy as the case progressed. As my career has very little room for any sort of personal legal interruption, Mr. Larsen navigated and advised the process to the Prosecution. We were dealt with a large unknown that was the COVID-19 restrictions and delays, further stressing the sensitivity of my employment and associated accesses and clearances. The end result was positive, as the case was settled with the most ideal and optimum outcome. As I never plan to hire Mr. Larsen again, I would ABSOLUTELY refer him. He has proven to be trusted and competent Counsel, and a very likable individual. Communities like ours are fortunate to have Mr. Larsen.
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Posted by Rick | February 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very rare & unmatched Professional & Personal approach!
When I was seeking legal help it was difficult to know whom to trust, and who was the best lawyer to choose given that I'm no expert in legal matters like most people. I visited a few law offices and read reviews on them, and began to read over and over that others had great experiences with Eric Larsen. After my initial consult, he seemed to be the right choice. After retaining Eric to represent me, I can say that he absolutely was the right choice for me, and I could not recommend him more highly. He cared about the details of my case, and about me as a person. He listened, took the time the get to know me, as others had said, and exceeded my expectations in terms of our results. If you're in need of legal help, Eric is an outstanding choice, and you will NOT be disappointed. Call him now. Rick
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Posted by James | December 7, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
The Best!
Came to middle TN to visit before moving down. Had drivers license complications in another state and got pulled over here acquiring charges. After moving down Eric got my whole case dismissed! Thanks to him I was able to start fresh here in TN without criminal punishment hanging over head :) He was straight forward, never kept me waiting, and was very informative whenever i asked for an update. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
HIGHLY recommended attorney!!!
Eric Larsen is an awesome attorney. He built a relationship, was reliable and consistent and got the job done! He got to know me outside of my case and used those details to get the best result possible from the DA that handled my case in court. Eric stood by my side every step of the way and made sure I was clear on each step of a confusing and unnerving process. Best of all, prices were super reasonable and service went above and beyond.
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Posted by Mark | December 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome attorney, awesome outcome!
I hired Eric Larsen after being arrested for a DUI. Eric was honest in telling what I was facing but said he’d do all he can to minimize the sentence and even try to get a plea to a lesser charge. After months of worry waiting for the blood results to come back so I could have my day in court Eric realized that the type and amount of drugs in my system were within therapeutic amounts and he made sure the D.A. knew that this would be a hard case to make. Thanks to Eric’s diligence my case was dismissed and I am able to put this nightmare in my past.
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Posted by Elizabeth | August 28, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Absolute Life Saver!
Mr. Larsen is by far the absolute best attorney I’ve ever had! I hired him to handle an extremely difficult case. It had a lot of factors going into it, I was facing a minimum of 15-25 years in jail which he was able to have reduced to diversion. We worked together for two long years. He always told me time was on my side and to be patient, he was right. He is reliable, always answered every question I had, met with me each time I requested and calmed my nerves a number of times. He is straightforward and actually cares. He put in the upmost effort into all aspects of my case. He stood by me when no one else would. He took on my case after I had been turned down by so many others saying they wouldn’t even touch it. I can’t tell you how many times he listened to me and actually heard what I was saying. When I said he cares, I meant it! He went above and beyond and worked with me every step of the way. I can’t praise him enough! He gave me my life back and a future to look forward too. I could probably write an essay with all the great things about him but in all reality it would never be enough. If you are ever in any sort of bind and need a lawyer, if you don’t hire him, then it’ll be your loss.
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Posted by Nathan | August 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Better than I expected
He went in and took care of business and got me a fair deal which was even better than I would’ve hoped for!
Posted by Jennifer | March 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and supportive
I hired Eric to handle a felony I was being charged with by an awful turn of events. I was terrified, confused, and desperate for help, and Eric went out of his way to help me. Eric's work was clearly done from the heart, as he went above and beyond what I ever expected. Eric encouraged me while also being honest and in the end, he was able to get my charge dropped. In my heart, he will always be an angel to me and my family as he saved my life. I will forever feel indebted to him for his dedication to my case.
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Posted by Cameron Scherer | March 6, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney for anyone
Mr. Larsen asked me about what happened when I got arrested and immidaiatly knew what to do and correctly informed me about what I needed to get or information to gather to help me with my case. He helped me understand my charges better and was prepared immediately to get me in the best position possible. He knows who he is dealing with very well and truly understands what they want to see from you and how to work with them on your behalf. He not only helped me with my case but talked to me like a close friend who really just wanted the best for me and my future and makes you prioritie one so you better listen to him cause not everyone is like that. Not only did he get done what I asked but he exceeded my expectations and got me the best possible outcome in my particular case, I believe what I call being lucky really was just picking the right man to help me through a difficult time. I strongly recommend hiring Mr. Larsen if you are nervous about your case or know you are not a bad person just in a bit of trouble, he will clear your mind and give you a sense of ease with his educated approach to handling anything he can help you with.
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Posted by Joe | February 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Quite Pleased
Eric did an excellent job in handling my case. He was able to negotiate very favorable terms for me that ultimately ended up with a total expungement of all records. He was not only knowledgeable and professional at all times, he was compassionate, understanding, and very responsive to all my questions. I would recommend Eric to anyone who needs an excellent lawyer to fight for his/her rights and needs.
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Posted by Luke | February 19, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal and liberating experience with Eroc
Eric is a no nonsense lawyer, but he is as compassionate as anyone in his trade. Throughout our time working together, he never failed to lay out the state of things and how they pertained to the common goal. He does his work as avidly as if it were his own family he were fighting for. By the end of it all, the relief I craved was rewarded trough the hard work of this man who became a friend. He will ensure your confidence in him through unabashed truth and an assurance that everything that needs to be done WILL get done. Of any attorney I’ve ever met or have hired, I can honestly say that Eric was the only one I genuinely trusted. You should too.
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2019
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Best Lawyer in Tennessee!
Eric was very responsive and helpful in my time of need. There was an incident involving a vandalism charge and I did not know what to do. I heard from many others that Eric was the guy to go to for advice. He met with me the next day and walked me through my options. There were a couple of court dates involved but Eric made the process painless. He was always very informative and told me what was going on and what to expect. There were no surprises. Once my case was all said and done, he was also able help negotiate with the insurance company to get my settlement down to something I could afford. I would recommend Eric to anybody who is in need.
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Posted by Kai | January 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Thorough & Professional!
With my case, Mr. Larsen was quick, efficient & detailed in all aspects. That led to the judge allowing my case to be dismissed! I highly recommend him for any of the services he offers!
Posted by John | November 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brilliant, organized, professional
Eric was very impressive in his ability to understand and untangle a very complex case for me that resulted in a very favorable ruling. Highly recommend.
Posted by Mandy | July 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
This guy!
I hired Mr. Larsen for a probation violation in Williamson County. He spent over an hour with me during my free in office consultation - even after speaking with me at length over the phone about my case. While the attorney for my original charge was amazing, Mr. Larsen was the most compassionate attorney I've ever worked with. It is vividly apparent that he cares deeply about both his job and his clients. I would not hesitate to contact him again if ever needed. Larsen for President 2020!
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 10%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Attorney
  • Larsen Law PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Nash and Larsen, PLLC
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Member/Attorney
  • Papa and Roberts PLLC
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Cline Close Dyer PLC
  • 2011 - 2012
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Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Michigan State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v . A.S.
  • Charge dismissed before hearing
  • State v. D.W.
  • DISMISSED.
  • State of TN v. J.H.
  • DUI reduced to Reckless
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Associations

  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Saginaw County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Midland County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2011 - 2012
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Leadership Law Nominee
  • TN Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2013
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Williamson County Criminal Defense CLE
  • Preparing Your client for sentencing from the first meeting
  • 2018
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Expungement & Employment
  • 2015
  • The Impact of a Criminal Record
  • College Crime
  • 2013
  • Monthly Membership Meeting
  • US Constitution and Criminal Defense
  • 2013
  • Victim Impact Group
  • Crime Victim Impact
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (25)
Endorse Eric
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Eric has a great reputation in the legal community and works very diligently for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is an aggressive attorney attuned to all aspects of a client's case. I have seen firsthand his integrity and professionalism. He is an excellent choice for any potential clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Eric is a very professional and able attorney. It is clear from working alongside Eric that he is a very compassionate and aggressive defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Larsen makes a difference for his clients and is respected by both his peers and the judiciary. I would recommend Mr. Larsen, without question."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There are some lawyers that make a difference for their clients. Eric is one of those lawyers."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is a highly respected and skilled attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is a skilled, passionate, and knowledgable criminal defense attorney. His talents often lead to outstanding results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Friend
"Eric is an experienced and skilled trial lawyer. We have worked on several cases together and his background in law enforcement is a significant asset. He provides zealous representation in a controlled and caring manner that produces great results for his clients. He is very well respected by the judiciary and his fellow attorneys and that translates into a great benefit for his clients. I would recommend Eric to anyone seeking criminal defense counsel."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Eric while we were both working at the Midland County Courthouse. Eric was working full-time as a Probation Agent for the Michigan Department of Corrections and attending law school at the same time. To say that Eric is hardworking and dedicated would be a vast understatement. I've also had the opportunity to see him in action as an attorney. He is approachable, knowledgeable, and committed to producing the best possible result for his clients. He has my unequivocal endorsement."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this talented and knowledgeable attorney, who is well-respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is an excellent lawyer and friend. We met through the local bar association and Eric's professionalism and character are top-notch. Eric has a passion for investing in his community and cares about his clients. I unreservedly endorse Eric Larsen."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Eric Larsen. He is a fine litigator and takes a genuine interest in his clients' cases. Great lawyer to know in Williamson County as well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Extremely intelligent, caring and compassionate. Provides excellent answers to legal questions on Avvo. As an attorney who has been practicing for 24 years as a judge, prosecutor, magistrate, criminal defense attorney, and law professor, I would refer anyone and everyone to Mr. Larsen."
General practice Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is the kind of guy and friend you want to work with or have working for you. His diligence, intelligence, trust, and personality exceeds expectations in every way."
General practice Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Eric and I worked together during a 15 week Estate Planning clinic in law school. He was an excellent supervising student attorney. Not only was he able to provide positive guidance and help me develop my legal skills, but he also had a professional yet comfortable demeanor with both the clients and the clinic staff attorneys, which helped to foster a well-rounded learning experience. His drive and dedication to succeed were always evident, balancing a family, career, and law school, and it is evident that he continues with that same drive and dedication in his current law practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having met Mr. Larsen, I can say without a doubt that he is a skilled and zealous advocate. One that continually strives to secure the best outcome for his clients. I endorse him to any potential client."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Based on my dealings with Eric, I can say without question that Eric is a lawyer who works hard to achieve the best possible outcomes for his clients. I reccomend him to any individual looking for competent, zealous advocacy from their lawyer"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Friend
"Determined, hard-working, diligent, firm, and reasonable are a few words that describe Eric Larsen. While working full time as a probation/parole officer and balancing his family obligations, Eric attended law school full time and performed near the top of his class. The same characteristics that drove his success in his previous career and in law school have propelled Eric to many successes in his legal career. Eric is and will continue to be a success because of who he is, which is evident by what he does. If I was in need of a lawyer, I would hire Eric in a heartbeat to represent me. I give my highest endorsement to Eric Larsen."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Eric and I worked together as co-counsel on a number of matters and I have seen his immense dedication to clients and his hard work when preparing for trial. He is a brilliant, perceptive, passionate and tireless advocate who understands the difficulties his clients face. Eric enters the courtroom fearless and energized, ready to give everything he has to represent his client. He exudes a professional, respectful, and personal ease in the courtroom that sets him apart from many other attorneys. He conducts himself and his practice with the utmost integrity and is very well respected in our legal community by peers, judges and opponents. Eric is well versed in a number of practice areas and I would recommend him without hesitation."
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