Eric R. Birge

Practice Areas: Mesothelioma

Biography

Eric became a lawyer to help those in situations where they can’t help themselves. Since graduating from law school, Eric has focused his legal career on representing victims of asbestos-related diseases, such as asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. As an associate at Bailey Peavy Bailey, he now handles a docket of mesothelioma cases filed in various jurisdictions across the country. Eric personally meets with every client and investigates their exposure to asbestos-containing products both in the work place and through home use.

Eric gets great satisfaction when his clients get justice. For example, an ill, retired man with a family of his own, got justice from a company he dedicated his life to. A company who simply discarded him and looked the other way when the responsibility for his injury or disease was their own doing. Eric’s family taught him the value of right and wrong, and he learned growing up that people and companies aren’t always fair. To Eric, there is no nobler cause than helping those that have been injured due to no fault of their own.

Education
  • University of Texas at Austin, BA, Government, May, 1994
  • Florida State University College of Law, JD, May, 1997
  • State Bar of Texas, 1998
  • Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, 2003
Memberships
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Dallas Bar Association
Honors
  • The Florida State University Law Review, Member, 1995-1997
  • The Florida State University Mock Trial Team, 1995-1997
  • The Florida State University Law Review, Associate Editor, 1996-1997
  • The Florida State University College of Law, Distinguished Pro Bono Service, 1996-1997
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, National Trial Competition, Coach, 1998