Eric R. Elms
Eric R. Elms

About Eric R. Elms:

Eric Elms is a shareholder with the firm and practices primarily in the areas of personal injury and insurance 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
Phone 407-843-2111
Fax 407-422-1080

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • 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
  • Florida, 2011

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

  • Martindale-Hubbell's "AV Preeminent" Rating, 2017 - 2018
  • Elected the Most Productive Board Member of the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors, 2017
  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star in Civil Litigation Defense - 2015 -2017
  • Recognized by the Florida Supreme Court and the Legal Aid Society of the Orange Country Bar Association for pro bono work, 2014, 2015
  • Recipient of Criminal Prosecution Clinic Book Award, 2011
  • Recipient of Criminal Litigation Book Award, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, Ninth Circuit, Co-Chair of Pro Bono/Community Service Committee 2017-2018
  • Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, Ninth Circuit, Committee governor for Executive Committee, Moot Court/Law Related Education, 2015 - Present
  • Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, Ninth Circuit, Chairperson for Florida Bar Practicing with Professionalism, Committee governor for Legislative Affairs, 2013 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Board Member, 2013 - Present
  • Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, Ninth Circuit, Board of Governor, 2013 - Present
  • Volunteer Teacher at Jones High School, 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
  • Orange County Bar Association, Committee Member for Lawyers for Literacy Spelling Bee, 2013 - 2014
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Member
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member

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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