Eric J. Brooks

PRACTICE AREAS
Construction Law, Business and Commercial Litigation

EXPERIENCE
Eric joined Johnson Pope’s litigation department in 2015 after clerking for the firm during his final year of law school.  A graduate of the University of Florida’s M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management, he spent eight years as a project manager for a southwest Florida commercial construction firm, managing a wide variety of government, retail, industrial, multifamily, and infrastructure projects from Collier to Pasco County. Eric represents contractors, subcontractors, and owners in construction defect claims, mechanic’s liens, delay claims, contract disputes, and negligence actions. Eric also has experience with business torts and general commercial litigation.

DISTINCTIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • LEED A.P.®
  • Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar
  • Clearwater Bar Association
  • Tampa Bay Builders Association
  • Lawyers for Literacy, Volunteer (2016-present)
  • Judicial Intern, the Honorable Elizabeth A. Kovachevich, United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Judicial Intern, the Honorable Daniel H. Sleet, Florida Second District Court of Appeal
  • Articles & Symposia Editor, Stetson Law Review
  • Book Awards in Legal Research & Writing II, Construction Law, Law & Religion

ADMISSIONS

  • Florida Bar (2015)
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida (2015)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida (2015)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit (2016)
  • Court of Federal Claims (2016)
  • U.S. Tax Court (2016)

EDUCATION

  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D. cum laude 2015
  • University of Florida, B.S. in Building Construction 2004
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