Eric Bland / Founder & Partner of Bland Richter LLP
Eric 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 2015-2018 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 $125,000,000.00 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.
Eric is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum which has as its members some of the top trial lawyers in America and only admits attorneys who have obtained verdicts for their clients which exceed $2,000,000.00. Eric was selected by his peers as one of the top ten most outstanding Business Law attorneys in the Midlands of the state of South Carolina in many of the past years including in 2018 and by the Greater Columbia Business Monthly Second Annual Legal Elite of the Midlands.
Eric is a member of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. In his career, Eric along with his partner Ronnie Richter have tried, arbitrated, and argued appeals in excess of 175 cases in state, federal and courts of appeal for the State of South Carolina, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and with the American Arbitration Association. In 2005, Eric was appointed as a member of the South Carolina Bar's Resolution of Fee Disputes Board and continues to serve.
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