Eric R. Elms
Eric R. Elms

About Eric R. Elms:

Eric Elms joined the firm as an Associate in 2011.  He practices primarily in the areas of personal injury, insurance, defense, and employment litigation.  As a former claims manager for a Fortune 200 company, and now a civil trial attorney, Mr. Elms has handled insurance matters from start to finish.  If insurance is involved, Mr. Elms can assist.  Also, he is one of three Ninth Circuit Representatives on the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors, has been listed as a Rising Star in the area of Civil Litigation Defense since 2015, and has been routinely recognized by the Florida Supreme Court for his pro bono work since 2014.

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Location Orlando, FL
Location 407-843-2111
Location 407-422-1080
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Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 2012

Education

  1. University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D. cum laude - 2011
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Law Review: Entertainment Law Review, 2010 - 2011
  2. Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
    • M. S. - 2007
    • Major: Management
  3. Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science magna cum laude - 2002
    • Major: Management

Published Works

  • Hacking Corporate Information Systems, CPCU eJournal, February, 2008

Classes/Seminars

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, Teaching Assistant, Legal Research & Writing, Appellate Advocacy, Trial Advocacy, 2008 - 2011

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of Criminal Prosecution Clinic Book Award, 2011
  • Recipient of Criminal Litigation Book Award, 2010
  • Recognized by the Florida Supreme Court and the Legal Aid Society of the Orange Country Bar Association for pro bono work, 2014, 2015
  • Named to the 2015 and 2016 Florida Super Lawyers list in the area of Rising Star Civil Litigation Defense

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, Ninth Circuit, Board of Governor, 2013 - Present
  • Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, Ninth Circuit, Chairperson for Florida Bar Practicing with Professionalism, Committee governor for Legislative Affairs, 2013 - Present
  • Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, Ninth Circuit, Liaison for FAMU Law Student Division, Committee governor for Diversity, Technology, Annual Convention, Quality of Life, Long Range Planning, Pro Bono/Community Service, 2013 - 2014
  • Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, Ninth Circuit, Committee governor for Executive Committee, Moot Court/Law Related Education, 2015 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Board Member, 2013 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Committee Member for Lawyers for Literacy Spelling Bee, 2013 - 2014
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • Volunteer Teacher at Jones High School, 2013 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office, Certified Legal Intern, 2011
  • Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Staff Attorney Intern, 2009
  • USAA, Claims Service Manager, 2008

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