ERIC L. LEACH is Of Counsel to the Firm. Mr. Leach is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer by The Florida
Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Leach is experienced in trying cases before juries
involving personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, and commercial issues. Mr. Leach has
successfully tried numerous cases to verdict throughout the State of Florida and has presented appellate
arguments in the First, Third, and Fifth District Courts of Appeal.
Mr. Leach graduated from the University of Florida in 1984 and the University of Florida College of Law
in 1987. Mr. Leach was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1984 and The Georgia Bar in 1996, and is
authorized to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts
of Florida and Georgia and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Mr. Leach has lectured locally and nationally to safety organizations and trial attorneys on various civil
trial practice and medical subjects. Mr. Leach served from 2003 to 2009 on The Florida Bar, Rules of Civil
In 2009, Mr. Leach was inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a national
organization comprised of an equal number of plaintiff and defense attorneys dedicated to
professionalism and the promotion and preservation of the jury trial system. Mr. Leach served as the
President of ABOTA’s Jacksonville Chapter in 2014 and was awarded the organization’s Trial Lawyer of
the Year Award in 2023.
Mr. Leach holds an “AV” Peer Review rating (the highest rating possible) from Martindale-Hubbell, the
world’s oldest attorney rating system in recognition of his highly regarded legal skills and professional
Mr. Leach is an Emeritus member of the Chester Bedell Inn of Court, an organization dedicated to
improving ethics and professionalism among trial lawyers. In 2006 he was named as a Super Lawyer of
Florida in the 1st edition of that publication, and continues to hold that distinction to the present.
He and his wife, Jodie, have two adult children and live in the Lakewood area of Jacksonville.