Eric J. Frisch

Partner / Atlanta

Eric is an AV Preeminent rated lawyer and Partner in the Firm’s Health Care, Commercial Litigation, Employment Litigation, practice groups and serves as both Health Care Practice Group Leader, and Commercial Litigation Practice Group Leader for the firm.  Since graduating in 1996, Eric has steadily built his practice around the trial of complex medical malpractice, personal injury, professional liability, and commercial cases. Eric also has experience with employment-related litigation from the first part of his career as a plaintiffs’ lawyer. During that time, he participated in filing complaints with the EEOC and litigating employment discrimination cases. Eric’s wide litigation experience on the defense side has also included the defense of discrimination and other civil rights claims in Georgia. He has tried more than 30 cases in the Federal and state courts of Georgia.

In health care professional liability cases, Eric represents large multi-physician practice groups, hospitals, emergency department providers, hospitalist contract providers, and locum tenens providers, among others.  In addition to litigating cases, he is frequently asked to evaluate cases before suit is filed.  He is known in particular for his skills in catastrophic birth injuries, complicated surgery and anesthesia cases, and emergency room medicine.  Eric is often asked to lecture on current medico-legal topics to lawyers and medical professionals for continuing education and in-service education.

Eric’s health care practice includes regulatory defense.  Eric has defended physicians, physician assistants, and nurses before the Georgia licensing boards.  He has also defended providers in administrative proceedings related to EMTALA, Medicare recovery audits, and other regulatory schemes.  Eric is known for his experience in HIPAA and the Privacy Rule and he consults frequently on compliance and breach notification issues.

Eric defends lawyers sued for professional malpractice.  He has defended lawyers involved in complex business transactions, real estate transactions, and litigation matters, including:

  • Successfully obtained summary judgment for a lawyer and law firm in connection with the purchase of assets from a bankruptcy sale.
  • Successfully resolved a claim alleging improper dismissal of counterclaim after summary jury trial awarded attorney’s fees and litigation expenses to his clients.
  • Currently defending a claim alleging bad faith exposure as a result of the handling of litigation cases.
  • Currently defending multiple claims involving property disputes and allegations of wrongful foreclosure.

In commercial cases, Eric has counseled a large hotel franchisor for over 20 years.  He has also handled business breakups, fraud and tortious interference cases, and cases involving trademark, copyright, and other intellectual property issues.  He has successfully registered trademarks, service marks, and copyrights before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Eric also has written or contributed to several appellate decisions on medical malpractice, commercial, and constitutional issues in the Federal and state courts, including as amicus curiae.  Eric has written several articles in national and state-wide publications on medical malpractice issues and he has been invited to speak on a variety of litigation and health care related topics.

In addition to excelling in the courtroom, Eric volunteers his time to pro bono representation and frequently serves as a judge in high school mock trial competitions.  Eric is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, was included on the 2009 Georgia Rising Stars® list and since 2010 has been named to Super Lawyers® list in Atlanta Magazine/Law and Politics.  Eric is a registered mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution.