The law firm of Eric J. Hertz, P.C. represents people who have suffered serious injuries, including catastrophic injury and wrongful death. Firm founder Eric Hertz is a Board Certified Trial Attorney by both the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has also authored several books used by other attorneys throughout the State of Georgia. Eric Hertz has obtained several record verdicts in the State of Georgia, and has tried approximately 100 jury trials as lead counsel resulting in verdicts totaling in the multi-millions of dollars. At Eric J. Hertz, P.C. we have earned a reputation for the highest quality legal services for our clients.

Firm Founder

Eric James Hertz Graduated cum laude from Hofstra University and is a graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law in 1991.

He has obtained Record High Verdicts in Punitive Damage Litigation and Record High Verdicts in Personal Injury Litigation. Two Verdicts profiled in Fulton County Daily Report, Newsmaker of the Year: Special Issue: 2000 Review. One Verdict profiled in the Top 100 National Verdicts, 2003.

Mr. Hertz is the Co-Author: Punitive Damages in Georgia, 1997-2012; Co-Author: Georgia Law of Damages, 1998-2012; Co- Author: Georgia Law of Torts, Forms, all Published by Thomson- West. He is also the Author: Hertz’s Trial Notebook, Institute of Continuing Legal Education of Georgia. Co-Author: Verdict, “Punitive Damage Trial Preparation,” Fall, 1999; Verdict: “Representing David Against Goliath,” Summer, 2000, Published by Georgia Trial Lawyer Association.

Mr. Hertz is board certified by both the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Practice Areas

  • All Personal Injury Cases
  • All Wrongful Death Cases
  • Commercial Trucking Cases
  • Nursing Home Negligence Cases
  • Catastrophic Medical Malpractice Cases
  • Intentional Torts Cases
  • All Punitive Damages Cases
  • Insurance Bad Faith Cases
  • Whistleblower Cases

Memberships and Leaderships

  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (Champion member)
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Regional Vice President (2010-2011)
  • Chairman Gwinnett Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Association of Justice (Past-Leader’s Forum)

Awards & Speaking Engagements

  • Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia
  • Atlanta Superlawyer, Rising Stars
  • Atlanta Superlawyer
  • Georgia Trend 2005 Top Attorney
  • The Legal Elite
  • GTLA – Community Service Award, 2011
  • Jezebel Magazine, The Distinction Series, 9th Anniversary Edition
  • Tuxedo Road Aug/Sept 2009
  • “Super Trial Lawyers,” Dade County Bar;
  • Court TV guest speaker
  • “Record Verdicts,” Dade County Bar;
  • “Trial Advocacy,” ICLE; “Trucking Litigation,” ICLE;
  • Keynote Speaker, Georgia Trial Skills Clinic Seminar;
  • “Closing Arguments That Work,” GTLA Annual Convention 2009;
  • “Dram Shop & Punitive Damages”, 2011;
  • “Jury Trial Seminar”, 2012;
  • “Inside the Courtroom” ICLE 1996-2003;
  • “Punitive Damages in Georgia” ICLE 1997-2012;
  • “Proof of Damages” ICLE 1999-2012;
  • “Torts of Sorts” ICLE 2000-2002;