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Eric is a personal injury attorney, trial lawyer, civil and criminal litigator, former felony prosecutor, and legal correspondent/media personality. He has been featured more than 75 times on Court TV, ABC, CBS, Crime Stories with Nancy Grace, Newsmax, Law & Crime, and other outlets/programs for legal analysis on national cases and current events. In 2022, Eric co-wrote, provided legislative testimony for, and helped pass HB22-1089, which requires rideshare companies to provide up to $400,000.00 in protections for injured passengers and drivers.
Before becoming a Founding Partner of Varner Faddis Elite Legal, Eric was an attorney at the prestigious firm of Springer & Steinberg, where he handled criminal and civil matters and learned from one of the best trial attorneys in the nation, Harvey Steinberg. Prior to that, Eric served as Deputy District Attorney for Arapahoe County in both the felony and Special Victims units. There, he prosecuted 1000s of cases including First Degree Murder, Aggravated Robbery, high-level Drug Trafficking, Sex Assault, Domestic Violence, and DUIs. Alongside now-judge Jay Williford, Eric handled the publicized and successful prosecution and trial of John Bowlen, son of Broncos owner Pat Bowlen.
Eric also conducted semi-annual training for the Aurora Police Department instructing on the 5th, 6th, and 14th Amendments of the Constitution. Throughout his career, Eric has conducted 45 jury trials and 100+ hearings. Formerly, Eric worked for the Gang Unit in the Denver District Attorneys Office and was selected to serve as Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Margie Enquist. At the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Eric gained membership to the Phi Delta Phi honors fraternity, was appointed a supervisory position on the Law Review, and won “Best Overall Team” in the Student Trial Lawyers Association tournament.
Eric has done pro bono legal work for the Navajo Nation Supreme Court and volunteers as a judge for the Denver Urban Debate League and presenter for the Hate Crimes Education Task Force. Eric has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as one of the “Top 40 Under 40” criminal attorneys in Colorado and by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys as one of the “10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction.” Denver Channel 7 has repeatedly featured Eric for legal analysis on current events. In 2019, Eric was selected by the Colorado Bar Association as a finalist for the Gary McPherson Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year Award.
When not in the courtroom or office, Eric enjoys lifting weights, reading philosophy, meditating, and playing guitar.