Eric P. Hockman
Eric is an associate in our Litigation Division. His practice focuses on complex business, commercial, municipal/governmental, construction, aviation, and real estate law before Federal and State courts, as well as mediation and arbitration. He was selected as a SuperLawyers Rising Star for 2012.
Eric serves on the Dade County Bar Association Board as a Director for Group One. He is also appointed to the Florida Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Aviation Law.
His commercial litigation experience has involved the successful representation of a large bank in commercial foreclosures of hotel properties; government entities in property damage claims, breach of contract matters, and police excessive force claims; condominium and homeowner associations in lien foreclosure and breach of contract matters; a non-profit museum against a challenge by neighborhood groups to its public property lease; and manufacturers against product liability claims.
His construction litigation experience involved the successful representation of government entities in claims for defective stormwater system construction, the representation of architects and engineers against professional malpractice and defective design claims, and commercial and residential owners in defective construction and workmanship claims.
Eric’s aviation experience is unique. Few lawyers can claim to have spent over 11 years working in the industry as a pilot, flight instructor, airframe & powerplant technician, and maintenance manager. Before law school, Eric began working for Northwest Airlines as a heavy maintenance technician and was promoted to management, where he was responsible for managing a union workforce performing heavy maintenance on Douglas DC-9 and DC-10, Boeing 727 and 757, and Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft. He also supervised a maintenance contractor in Singapore on behalf of the airline. In addition to flying and maintaining his own 1961 Cessna 310-F aircraft for several years, Eric has flown commercial cargo flights and taught beginning and advanced pilots how to fly.
- "Florida Rising Star," Florida SuperLawyers, 2012
- William Mitchell Law Review, Staff Member, 2003-2004
- William Mitchell College of Law Merit Scholarship
- Class of 1961 Scholarship
- Dade County Bar Association, Director, Group 1 (2012-2015)
- The Florida Bar, Aviation Law Committee, 2013
- Greater Miami Sigma Chi Alumni Association, Vice President (2012-2013) President (2013-2014)