ERIC L. LEACH is a Partner and Shareholder in 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 Procedure Committee.
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 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 ethics.
Mr. Leach is a Barrister in the Chester Bedell Inn of Court, an organization dedicated to improving ethics and professionalism among trial lawyers. Mr. Leach is a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association, American Bar Association, Florida Defense Lawyers Association, and National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel. 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 Mandarin area of Jacksonville.