Weisman Kennedy & Berris

Speaker Bio

Eric has been with the firm for 30 years and its Managing Partner since 1996. In the early years of his career, he focused on the trial of individual cases with a special interest in medical malpractice and products liability. Since the early '90's, Eric's practice has involved leadership roles in various mass torts, including:

  • In re Sulzer Hip Prosthesis and Knee Prosthesis Litigation, MDL No. 1401, Lead Class & Liaison Counsel
  • In re Diet Drugs (Phen-Fen) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1203, Subclass Counsel
  • In re Telectronics (cardiac monitoring leads) Pacing Systems, Inc., Trial Counsel
  • In re Breast Implant Litigation, MDL No. 926, Settlement Committee and Liaison to State of Ohio

Eric has also been recognized by his peers as follows:

  • National Law Journal, “œTop 10 Civil Litigators in Ohio,” March 20, 2000
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, 2002-2010
  • Best Lawyers in America, 1989-2010
  • “œPersonal Injury Litigator of the Year,” Cleveland, Ohio, Best Lawyers in America, 2009
  • “œMedical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year,” Cleveland, Ohio, Best Lawyers in America, 2010

Eric is an invited member of the John M. Manos American Inn of Court, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers.