Eric Block

Attorney in Jacksonville, FL

In Florida, in November, 1999, Mr. Block won what is believed to be the largest jury verdict in the history of the United States for any knee injury case, in Stebbins vs. Mitco Water Laboratories, Inc. There, Mr. Block won a jury verdict of $7,777,800.00. In the case of Thomas vs. S.E.L. Maduro, tried before a jury in 1995, Mr. Block served as co-counsel with noted trial lawyer, S. Perry Penland, and together they won a personal injury jury verdict of just under $14,000,000.00.

Mr. Block has extensive trial experience in business disputes, personal injury litigation, and criminal law. He has also been active as a Mediator, being certified by The Florida Supreme Court for all Civil Circuit Court disputes, and has special certification for Family Law disputes. He has argued cases on nation-wide television covered live by "Court TV", and has been a featured guest twice on "The Maury Povich Show," speaking about cases on which he served as trial counsel.

Rick Block primarily practices law out of his Jacksonville, Florida offices, however, he has been specially admitted to practice in states other than Florida. For instance, in May, 1999, in Decatur, Georgia (just outside Atlanta), Mr. Block won the landmark jury verdict in Masters vs. Talbott Recovery Center, in which $1.3 million in compensatory damages, and in addition, unspecified punitive damages were awarded to a Florida physician who was wrongfully forced to undergo treatment for alcoholism in a famous Georgia treatment center.

No trial lawyer can ever guarantee success. However, your chances of winning are significantly increased when you are represented by an aggressive, experienced and successful trial lawyer. Mr. Block fights hard and has earned a record of substantial judgments on behalf of many of his clients. Eric Block can help you, too.

In addition to being admitted to all state courts in Florida, he is admitted to practice in the United States Federal Court, Middle District, and has repeatedly appeared before the Court of Appeals, First District. Mr. Block has in the past served as President-elect of the Jacksonville Trial Lawyers' Association, President of the North Florida Music Association, is past President of Positively Jacksonville!, and has recently been inducted as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates' Forum.

Certifications, Honors and Offices

· Admitted to Georgia Superior Court- Pro Hac Vice- 1995

· Certified by Florida Supreme Court as Circuit Court Mediator-1998

· Certified by Florida Supreme Court as Family Law Mediator-1999

· Officer, Jacksonville Trial Lawyers Association-1997, 1998, 1999

· President, North Florida Music Association-1999

· President, Positively Jacksonville!-1995, 1996

· Producer, Florida Comedy Festival-1995, 1996, 1997

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Areas of Law

  • Personal Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Negligence
  • Products Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Slip and Fall
  • Premises Liability
  • Negligent Security
  • False Arrest
  • Excessive Use of Force
  • Trade Name Infringement
  • Government Negligence
  • Business Litigation
  • Breach of Contract
  • Negligent Hiring
  • Training, Supervision and Retention
  • Fraud - Negligent & Intentional Misrepresentation
  • Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment

 

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in Personal Injury, Litigation and Products Liability
5.0 out of 5.0

Legal Knowledge
4.9
Analytical Capabilities
5.0
Judgment
4.9
Communication Ability
5.0
Legal Experience
5.0

  • Meets very high criteria of general ethical standards
Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 03/18/14
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great trial lawyer
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 03/18/14
4.6 out of 5.0
excellent trial attorney
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 03/11/14
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Warrior. Eminently qualified.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 03/10/14
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Mr. Block is one of the best attorneys I know.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 03/10/14
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I have known Mr. Block professionally for many years. His reputation as a trial lawyer among lawyers is excellent. He is an effective advocate for his clients and he is respected by both the bench and Bar for both his ethics and his substantive knowledge in his field of practice.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 03/04/14
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Ric is an excellent trial lawyer. His ability in personal injury, products liability, and medical malpractice trials is without equal.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 03/04/14
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Ric is an excellent trial lawyer. His ability in personal injury, products liability, and medical malpractice is without equal.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 03/04/14
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Ric is an excellent trial lawyer. His ability in personal injury products liability and medical malpractice trials is without equal.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 03/02/14
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eric is an excellent lawyer and deserving of an A rating.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 03/02/14
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Rick is a living breathing trial legend!
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Experience & Credentials

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Admission Details

Admitted in 1991, Florida
1993, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

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  • Law School Attended

    Nova University for the Study of Law
    Class of 1985
    J.D.
    Book Award Winner

    University Attended

    University of Florida
    Class of 1980
    B.A.
    Pre-law English

    Birth Information

    Born in 1956
    Corpus Christi, Texas, June 8, 1956

    Contact Information

    Phone

    904.475.9400


    Office Information
    Eric Block
    Member
     6817 Southpoint Parkway, Suite 2502,
    Jacksonville, FL 32216

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