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Ethylene Oxide Claims
Ethylene Oxide or EtO Is A Cancer-Causing Substance That Communities Around The Nation Have Been Exposed To At Dangerous Levels, Leading to Cancer Diagnoses, Reductions In Property Values, And Tragic Deaths.
Eric J. Hertz, P.C., Is Involved In Litigating Large Scale EtO Cases.
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Eric J. Hertz
Attorney

Eric J. Hertz is a double Board-Certified Trial Attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the American Board of Trial Advocates. A member of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators and Top 10 Nursing Home Trial Lawyers, Mr. Hertz has tried over 100 jury trials as Lead Attorney and handled hundreds of wrongful death cases, resulting in multi-millions of dollars collected for his clients, including several record high verdicts.


Mr. Hertz is the author of Nursing Home Abuse and Your Loved Ones (2016) and co-author of Thomson Reuters: Punitive Damages in Georgia (1997-present); Georgia Law of Damages (1998-present); and Georgia Law of Torts (2002). He is a regular speaker and author for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education of Georgia.

Eric J. Hertz is licensed to practice in the State of Georgia.

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Jeff Gewirtz
Attorney

Jeffrey E. Gewirtz was admitted to the Georgia State Bar in 2001 and the Louisiana State Bar in 2003; he is admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; the Georgia Supreme Court; the Georgia Court of Appeals; Louisiana Supreme Court, and has been admitted to United States District Courts including the Northern District of Georgia, Eastern District of Louisiana, and the Eastern District of New York.

Jeffrey E. Gewirtz is licensed to practice in the States of Georgia and Louisiana.

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Jesse Van Sant
Attorney

Originally from Dunwoody, Georgia, Jesse Van Sant received his Juris Doctor degree in 2007 from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he finished as a Robert E. Knox Scholar. Mr. Van Sant is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Court of Appeals of Georgia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Georgia, and in all of Georgia’s Superior, State, Magistrate, and Probate courts.

Jesse Van Sant is licensed to practice in the State of Georgia.

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W. Todd Johnson
Attorney

W. Todd Johnson was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 17, 1971. In 1998, Mr. Johnson was admitted to the Georgia State Bar; the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; the Georgia Supreme Court; the Georgia Court of Appeals; and the U.S. District Court; Northern District of Georgia.

W. Todd Johnson is licensed to practice in the State of Georgia.

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Lilly Leibu
Attorney

Ms. Leibu received her Juris Doctor degree in 2022 from New York University School of Law, where she served as the Digital Editor of the NYU Law Environmental Law Journal. She also served as a legal clerk for the Department of Justice Eastern District of New York, as well as with the New York Attorney General in the Environmental Protection Bureau. Prior to working with Eric J. Hertz, P.C., Ms. Leibu served as a legal clerk for the Mobile Sources Division of the Environmental Protection Agency, located in their headquarters in Washington, D.C. She speaks four languages due to her multicultural background.

Lilly Leibu is licensed to practice in the States of Georgia and New York.

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Joshua J. Hertz
Attorney

Joshua J. Hertz received a double major in B.A. from the University of South Carolina in 1997 and earned his J.D. in 2001 from St. Thomas Law School in Miami, Florida. He started his law firm directly out of law school, concentrating in the field of personal injury as a trial lawyer. He was the past president of the Young Lawyers Division of the Dade County Bar, 2009-2012, and is currently the founder and chair of the Solo and Small Firm Committee for the Dade County Bar.

Joshua Hertz is licensed to practice in the State of Florida.

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Alex S. Hertz
Legal Intern - JD

Alex Hertz has worked at Eric J. Hertz, P.C., since 2021. He currently attends the University of Georgia School of Law and is expected to graduate in May of 2024. He plans on taking the Georgia Bar Exam in July of 2024. Mr. Hertz is a hardworking and diligent person who cares deeply about the firm's clients. He's willing to go the extra mile on any project he's a part of.

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Johnna Hutton
Senior Paralegal

Johnna Hutton is a senior paralegal and has over 11 years of paralegal experience. In 2009, she joined the law firm of Eric J. Hertz, P.C where she provides litigation support to our attorneys and is also actively involved in the office administration. She earned her Paralegal Certification from the University of Georgia in 2012. Johnna enjoys all aspects of legal work but especially loves having the ability to help others. She loves to spend time with her husband and 2 daughters. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, and volunteering in her local community and church.

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Kim Hewlett
Paralegal

Kim Hewlett joined the firm in July of 2017. She has extensive experience in nursing home abuse and neglect litigation. She works alongside the attorneys at Eric J. Hertz P.C. to provide superior service to our clients. Kim is devoted to helping others and serving her community. She currently resides in Bethlehem, with her husband, Joe. They have a son and two daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family and participating in various outdoor activities.

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Nardelys Alvarez
Paralegal

Nardelys Alvarez is a paralegal with over 13 years of experience. She earned her paralegal certification from the University of Miami in 2007. She joined our team to assist in toxic tort matters. Her motivation to work hard is her family and passion to travel. She is married with three children.

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Jasmine Hewlett
Legal Assistant

Jasmine joined our team in 2021, as a receptionist. She quickly developed strong rapport with clients due to her bright and sunny personality and thoughtfulness. Since that time, her role within the firm has increased to include a wide variety of administrative functions. In her personal life, Jasmine loves children and animals. She volunteers weekly to give those in need of a little dose of sunshine.

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Stephanie Branam
Graphic Designer/Legal Assistant

Stephanie Branam works as a legal assistant and graphic designer for Eric J. Hertz P.C. She is a recent graduate with a BFA from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. Stephanie is dedicated and committed to expedite tasks and advance the firm's objectives.

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Leon Branam
Chief Of Operations

Leon Branam is a senior level executive with over 25 years experience in the financial and legal industries working with firms ranging from Fortune 500 companies, to start ups, and boutique firms. He has held positions and gained expertise in sales, operations, management and marketing. Mr. Branam excels at growing businesses, relationship building and networking. Having worked for both law firms and litigation service providers, he is uniquely qualified to identify needs and provide value added solutions.

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Consuela Hertz
Office Manager

Consuela Hertz has been a part of Eric J. Hertz P.C. for many years. She has a Bachelor’s in English, Master’s in Speech Communication, Master’s in Library Science, and a Paralegal Certification. Consuela is very organized and focused on keeping the firm running smoothly.

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Randy Cline
Case Specialist

After serving 20 years as an investigator on federal and state high profile cases, Randy has transitioned into the private sector utilizing his experience and skills to help high profile litigators. Throughout his career, Randy worked high profile criminal cases focused on dismantling criminal enterprises. Randy works side by side with Eric J. Hertz P.C. to help prepare for trials, gather information, and achieve the best results for our clients.

Publications
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GEORGIA LAW OF DAMAGES WITH FORMS
ERIC J. HERTZ

Georgia Law of Damages with Forms reviews all types of damages and the considerations you should give them in reviewing a case. This overview of damages covers:

  • Compensatory damages
  • Special and general damages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages
  • Attorney’s fees
  • Apportionment

The volume includes jury instructions, tables, and forms.

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PUNITIVE DAMAGES IN GEORGIA, 2D
ERIC J. HERTZ

Written by experts with outstanding records in punitive damages litigation, Punitive Damages in Georgia examines every aspect of punitive damages, including:

  • Current law
  • Historical development
  • Statutory and common-law causes of action from both plaintiff and defendant perspectives
  • Constitutional considerations, including challenges to statutory caps and excessive awards
  • Evidentiary issues, trial preparation, strategy, and modifying and setting aside awards
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GEORGIA LAW OF TORTS FORMS
ERIC J. HERTZ

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NURSING HOME ABUSE AND YOUR LOVED ONES
ERIC J. HERTZ

If you or a loved-one has suffered nursing home abuse, you need the information available to you in this book so that you can do something about it. Attorney Eric J. Hertz has a wealth of experience filing claims against nursing homes, taking them to court, and winning fair and equitable settlements for his clients.

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