Eric joined Brickley, Sears & Sorett in 2002. During his years of practice, Eric has focused primarily on representing and advising utility companies and propane companies in defense of claims resulting from fires, explosions and other accidents. Eric is experienced in formulating and executing defense strategies for the resolution of a wide range of claims associated with these accidents, including primarily claims for wrongful death, personal injury and property damage, and associated claims for indemnity and insurance coverage. Eric has represented clients in these types of matters from the inception of a case through the appellate process.
Eric is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He has also represented clients and collaborated with counsel in defense of claims litigated in over a dozen States. In addition to serving as lead, second-chair and local counsel, Eric has assisted other counsel on specialized issues related to litigating fire and explosion claims.
Eric is a graduate of Boston University School of Law (2002) and Trinity College (CT) (1999).
Examples of Eric’s representation include:
Defended wrongful death, personal injury, and insurance coverage claims arising from multiple fires, explosions, electrical contacts, outages and accidents.
Defended personal injury and property damage claims arising from a home explosion.
Assisted in the defense of personal injury and property arising from home explosion.
Assisted in the defense of claims arising from an explosion that caused significant damage to commercial property
Defended personal injury and property damage claims arising from a home explosion, including indemnification claims between the parties
Assisted in the arbitration of a multi-million dollar indemnity dispute stemming from a pipeline explosion
Assisted in the defense of various stray voltage claims.
Assisted in the defense of claims concerning a catastrophic injury resulting from electric line contact
Post-verdict appeal of damages award in a wrongful death claim involving natural gas