J. Eric Brisendine

Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers

Eric Brisendine has been practicing law for 10 years and primarily focuses on civil litigation in the areas of business law, personal injury, and workers compensation. His skills and experience as an attorney are reflected through his selection by Super Lawyers as an Alabama Rising Star in 2010. He also demonstrates professional leadership through his roles in the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum Class V, Alabama State Bar UPL Committee, Alabama State Bar Wills for Heroes Committee, and the Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program.

Practice Areas

  • Civil Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Business Law
  • Personal Injury

Education

  • J.D., The University of Alabama School of Law (2002)
  • B.S., Berry College, magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Alabama State Bar (2002)
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
  • Bar Leadership Roles
  • Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum Class V
  • Alabama State Bar UPL Committee
  • Alabama State Bar Wills for Heroes Committee
  • Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program

Recognitions

Super Lawyers – Alabama Rising Stars 2010

Appellate Decisions

  • Slaby v. Mountain River Estates Residential Ass’n, Inc., —So.3d —, 2011 WL 4790638 (Ala.Civ.App. 2011)
  • Clayton v. Clayton, — So.3d —, 2011 WL 835096, (Ala.Civ.App. 2011)
  • Gilbreath v. Harbour, 24 So.3d 473, (Ala.Civ.App. 2009)
  • Gilbreath v. Harbour, 3 So.3d 875 (Ala.Civ.App. 2008)
  • V.I. Prewett & Son, Inc. v. Brown, 896 So.2d 564 (Ala.Civ.App. 2004)

Representative Cases

  • Keller v. NCAA, Circuit Court, Jackson County, Alabama; represented defendant NCAA in a four week jury trial; $5 million verdict for plaintiff reversed and judgment entered for defendant on post-judgment motions.
  • Wilborn v. Miles, Circuit Court, DeKalb County, Alabama; represented Estate of deceased teenager in a wrongful death action; Received verdict of $1,000,000
  • Mount v. Davis, Circuit Court, DeKalb County, Alabama; represented defendant in a personal injury case stemming from an automobile accident; Claim in excess of $100,000; Jury returned verdict for defendant
  • Duncan v. Fairris, Circuit Court, DeKalb County, Alabama; represented defendant in a personal injury case stemming from an automobile accident; Claim in excess of $50,000; Jury returned verdict for defendant
  • Ellis v. Bank One, Circuit Court, Jackson County, Alabama; represented plaintiff credit card company against various defendants for fraudulent arbitration scheme; Bench trial resulted in verdict for plaintiff of over $700,000
  • Claborn v. Ledbetter, Circuit Court, Marshall County, Alabama; represented defendant in contract claim for over $100,000; Jury returned verdict for defendant
  • Edmondson v. Goggans, Circuit Court, DeKalb County, Alabama; represented plaintiff in a tortious interference with business relations claim; Bench trial resulted in verdict for plaintiff of over $30,000
  • Hairston v. Cuzzort, Circuit Court, DeKalb County, Alabama; represented defendant in a personal injury case stemming from automobile accident; Jury returned verdict for defendant
  • Carroll v. Smith, Circuit Court, Lee County, Alabama; represented plaintiff in personal injury case stemming from a dog attack; Jury verdict for $15,000