Eric C. Nordby

Co-Founder, Partner

Cornell University
University at Buffalo School of Law

Direct: 315.477.9912

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Email: enordby@porterlawteam.com

Eric has nearly 30 years of experience in the litigation and trial of serious personal injury claims. He earned his Bachelor Degree at Cornell University in 1987, and his law degree with honors at the University at Buffalo School of Law in 1992. In 1993, he served as a confidential law clerk to then-Chief Judge Thomas J. McAvoy of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York.

Eric began his career at a large law firm in Syracuse where he developed his trial skills. Currently residing in Jamesville, NY, Eric practices extensively in both state and federal court, he has represented individuals and their families in a wide variety of serious personal injury and wrongful death cases (medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, and defective products) that have resulted in millions of dollars in recoveries for the firm’s clients. The firm’s clients are well served by Eric’s excellent writing skills, attention to detail, and strong trial advocacy.

Eric has been active with the state and local bar. He currently serves a President of the Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association. He served on the Executive Committee of the Trial Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association, and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association. In 2005, Eric was appointed to the NYSBA Task Force on E-Filing of Court Documents. From 2006-2010, he served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the American Red Cross, Onondaga-Oswego Chapter. He lectures frequently on a wide variety of topics that impact his profession.

Before law school, Eric worked for three years with a neuropsychology team in Cortland, N.Y. rehabilitating victims of traumatic brain injuries. He resides with his wife, Kathleen, a former Hospice social worker.

EDUCATION

  • University at Buffalo Law School (J.D.) 1992
    • Graduate with Honors
    • Managing Editor, Buffalo Law Review
    • Best Brief Award, 5th Annual Charles S. Desmond Moot Court Competition
  • Cornell University (B.A.) 1987

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court (Northern, Southern, Eastern & Western Districts)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Board of Trustees, Federal Court Bar Association, Northern District of New York
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
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