As co-chair of Barnes & Thornburg’s Commercial Litigation Group, Eric Fisher represents clients in a broad range of commercial litigation matters. He has served as lead trial counsel in a variety of complex business disputes, including defending corporations in consumer class actions, has argued in state and federal courts across the country, and has tried cases to verdict before juries, judges, and arbitrators.
Eric’s experience includes the resolution of contractual disputes and business torts, partnership and fiduciary litigation, consumer class action defense, product liability defense, and warranty claims. He litigates matters for companies in various industries, including construction, entertainment, higher education, real estate, and recreational vehicles. He has an active trial practice and has served as trial counsel in numerous jury trials, bench trials, and arbitrations.
In addition to his ability to aggressively advocate for his clients, Eric focuses on working with his clients to guide them through the litigation process – reviewing every angle to help set up a roadmap for success. He develops targeted litigation and negotiation strategies, conducts investigations and discovery, and efficiently and effectively utilizes associates and paralegals.
Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Eric was with a national law firm and an international law firm, practicing in both Atlanta and Los Angeles.
Eric has been active in a range of nonprofit organizations dedicated to furthering justice. In 2022, Eric was selected by the Daily Report as one of three finalists for “Attorney of the Year.” In 2019, Eric was presented with a national award given by the Anti-Defamation League honoring outstanding professionals for leadership in the fight against anti-Semitism, racism, and all forms of prejudice. In 2016, Eric was presented with the Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice’s “Good Apple Award,” which recognized his pro bono efforts in facilitating the establishment of a program that provides representation to foster children facing long-term suspensions in an effort to combat the school-to-prison pipeline.
Professional and Community Involvement
Vice chair, Anti-Defamation League’s Southeast Region Board of Trustees
Incoming chair, Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice Board of Directors
Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
Fellow, American Bar Foundation
Former Adjunct Professor of Business Law, Clayton State University
Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2011-2019, Super Lawyer, 2020-2023
Daily Report Georgia Legal Awards Attorney of the Year Finalist, 2022
Georgia Trend's Legal Elite, 2012-2013, 2015-2016, 2018-2019, 2021
Anti-Defamation League, Daniel R. Ginsberg Leadership Award, 2019
Daily Report’s 30 Under 40 On the Rise, 2017
Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, Good Apple Award for Outstanding Volunteerism that Promotes Justice, 2016
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated