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Eric S. Fisher
Partner

Atlanta

3475 Piedmont Road N.E.
Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30305-3327

P 404-264-4045

F 404-264-4033

OVERVIEW

Eric S. Fisher
Partner

Atlanta

3475 Piedmont Road N.E.
Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30305-3327

P 404-264-4045

F 404-264-4033

Eric Fisher serves as trusted confidant and counselor, as well as the voice of reason, to clients who are in the midst of difficult and challenging disputes and litigation. With deep experience in federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as with various alternative dispute resolution proceedings, Eric represents individuals and companies in a wide variety of cases.

Eric Fisher serves as trusted confidant and counselor, as well as the voice of reason, to clients who are in the midst of difficult and challenging disputes and litigation. With deep experience in federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as with various alternative dispute resolution proceedings, Eric represents individuals and companies in a wide variety of cases.

OVERVIEW

Eric Fisher serves as trusted confidant and counselor, as well as the voice of reason, to clients who are in the midst of difficult and challenging disputes and litigation. With deep experience in federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as with various alternative dispute resolution proceedings, Eric represents individuals and companies in a wide variety of cases.

Eric offers targeted strength in litigating contractual and partnership disputes or business breakups; breach of contract, fiduciary duty and business tort matters; and disputes with restrictive covenant components. His goal is to do whatever is necessary to defend his clients’ best interests, across a spectrum of business, employment, entertainment, finance, insurance and real estate disputes. 

When individuals and companies, from startups to publicly traded corporations, are facing complex disputes, Eric guides them through the litigation process – reviewing every angle to help set up a roadmap for success, emphasizing early resolution if and whenever possible. He develops targeted litigation and negotiation strategies, conducts investigations and discovery, and supervises junior attorneys and paralegals along the way. 

Eric strives to achieve favorable settlements and judgments that enforce contractual terms for employers with their contractors and employees, as well as to recover assets on behalf of creditors. He also litigates entertainment-related, commercial and employment matters for entertainment companies and individuals, and he represents landlords and tenants in various real estate litigation matters. 

Eric has had success in virtually every type of legal proceeding – from jury trials in federal and state courts to arbitrations to appeals.

Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Eric was with a national law firm and international law firm, practicing in both Atlanta and Los Angeles.

Eric has been active in a range of nonprofit organizations dedicated to furthering justice, including offering his knowledge, time and leadership guiding efforts at the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice (Appleseed). In 2019, Eric was presented with a national award given by the ADL honoring outstanding professionals for leadership in the fight against anti-Semitism, racism and all forms of prejudice. He was presented with Appleseed’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 and assists with statistical analysis of school discipline. 

Professional and Community Involvement

Co-chair of Growth Committee and Executive Committee member, Board of Trustees of the Anti-Defamation League’s Southeast Region

Treasurer of Board of Directors, Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice

Board member, Jewish Networking Atlanta

Associate fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Former adjunct professor, Clayton State University

Member, Jacobson Leadership Institute Leadership Class, 2017-2018

Honors

Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2011-2019, Super Lawyer, 2020

Georgia Trend's Legal Elite, 2012-2013, 2015-2016, 2018-2019

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

Experience
  • Attained a million dollar AAA arbitration judgment in a contract dispute on behalf of a transportation services provider
  • Achieved an appellate victory for a major hospital in Georgia Court of Appeals in a politically charged case involving a lucrative real estate option
  • Secured a jury verdict in federal court for damages and payment of attorneys’ fees for client against former employer for breach of fiduciary duty, invasion of privacy, fraudulent nondisclosure, and negligence
  • Helped secure a jury verdict for a large privately held company in a dispute over the terms and conditions of the lease for its corporate headquarters 
  • Defeated class certification by current and former students at a national for-profit university who alleged various state law claims for fraud and negligent misrepresentation 
  • Successfully represented multiple creditors in enforcing millions of dollars 
  • After a one-month bench trial, forced dissolution of a California limited partnership on behalf of its general and limited partners 
  • Helped secure a seven-figure jury verdict for a public company that sued the former president of its subsidiary for breach of fiduciary duty and fraud
  • Successfully defended a large global language services provider in AAA Commercial Arbitration against claims of breach of contract and fraud in which client was facing liability for compensatory damages, plus punitive damages and attorneys’ fees, amounting to a six-figure award

These matters occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.

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