Eric Bland graduated from University of Tampa as an Honor’s graduate summa cum laude and was ranked number two in his graduating class in 1985. He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1988 where he was a regular Dean’s List member each semester and graduated as an Order of the Coif member for those that graduated in the top ten (10%) percent of the graduating class. Eric was selected for inclusion in the South Carolina Super Lawyers in the 2015, 2016 and 2017 list for excellence and recognition as a Super Lawyer in Professional Liability. He was one of two in the entire State of South Carolina with this honor. Additionally, Eric successfully completed national testing in Legal Malpractice and received board certification as a diplomat in the field of Legal Malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys and recorded a score in the top 2% of all attorneys who have ever taken the test in 2013.
Eric is licensed to practice law in South Carolina, Florida and Pennsylvania and is a member of the South Carolina, Florida and Pennsylvania bar associations. Eric and his law partner Ronnie Richter have achieved verdicts and/or settlements in excess of $105,000,000.00 on behalf of their clients since 1998.
A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in August of 1991, Eric decided to return to South Carolina for good after practicing law with the two of the largest law firms in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Quickly upon his return, Eric began establishing his practice of representing small to mid-size corporations throughout South Carolina and North Carolina. Since opening his practice, Eric has gained the reputation of being a tenacious litigator who provides cost efficient and effective representation to his clients. From approximately 1991 through its sale in 2004, Eric was primary counsel for Ducane Gas Grills, Inc., which manufactured and distributed high-end gas barbecue grills and HVAC and furnace units through its furnace division. From the early 1990s through the present, Eric has represented many physician groups in selling their practices or taking on new physicians, some of the country’s largest residential homebuilding and land development companies in South Carolina, North Carolina and throughout the United States in land development matters, acquisitions (Stock and Asset Sales) and litigation and arbitration disputes with land developers and customers as well as the top video entertainment and gaming companies in South Carolina.