Firm Founder

Eric J. Hertz is a double Board Certified Trial Attorney who has tried over 100 jury trials as Lead Attorney. He has collected multi-millions of dollars for his clients, including several record high verdicts.

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

Mr. Hertz is the Author of Nursing Home Abuse and Your Loved Ones 2016 and Co-Author: Punitive Damages in Georgia, 1997-2016; Co-Author: Georgia Law of Damages, 1998-2016; 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.

Memberships and Leaderships

  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Regional Vice President (2010-2011)
  • Chairman Gwinnett Trial Lawyers Association (2010-2011)
  • 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 1997-2016;
  • “Proof of Damages” ICLE 1999-2016;
  • “Torts of Sorts” ICLE 2000-2002;