Eric N. Roberson

Eric Roberson is a senior partner in the Dallas office of Holden Litigation and focuses his practice on complex litigation, employment practices liability, and insurance defense litigation. A Dallas native, he earned his B.A. in Foreign Service from Baylor University in 1986. He served as a Naval Flight Officer from 1987 to 1992, flying carrier attack jets as a Bombardier/Navigator in A-6E Intruders from the carriers USS Constellation and USS Independence. A veteran of Operation Desert Shield, Eric completed his naval service with 148 carrier landings and over 600 hours of flight time. In 1995, Eric earned a J.D., cum laude, from Baylor University where he was an award-winning speaker, a member of the Baylor Law Review and Order of Barristers, and was a winner of the Jurisprudence Award for consumer law.

Mr. Roberson’s legal experience includes over seven years as a Federal Trade Commission Prosecutor, ten years as a mass tort trial lawyer, and seven years as a labor and employment attorney. In numerous jury trials, Eric has successfully defeated over 20 million dollars in employment claims against employers and won over 31 million dollars in jury verdicts for his clients. Eric is admitted to practice in Texas, the United States Supreme Court, four U.S. Courts of Appeal - including the Fifth Circuit - and ten U.S. District courts - including all four in Texas.

Eric and his wife Kris have been married for 30 years and are proud parents of four children, ages 17-25. An avid sports fan, Eric has coached baseball, softball, t-ball, volleyball, and soccer teams in the Plano area.

Areas of Practice

  • Complex Litigation                
  • Commercial Litigation           
  • Accident Investigation
  • Employment Practices           
  • Products Liability                   
  • Premises Liability
  • Insurance Defense
  • Construction Defects
  • Consumer Law

Classes/Seminars Taught

An energetic and entertaining speaker, Eric has spoken to groups of 2 to over 5,000 on topics ranging from employment law to legal, medical, and clergy ethics. Eric uses humor and narrative (i.e., he tells funny stories of stupid things people do to get in trouble) to teach managers how to improve productivity while also minimizing legal exposure.

 

  • One Fortune 100 HR VP said “In 25 years as an HR Director, you teach the first sexual harassment class I have ever had that people actually want to go to.”

 

  • One attorney told Eric, “I usually hate this topic, but you made me laugh.”

 

  • One manager said, “I have been to seven different sexual harassment classes over the years, but this is the first time I understood it.”

 

Employment Law Seminars

Sexual Harassment Prevention (It’s Not About Sex or Sensitivity; It’s About Good Management)

Hiring, Firing, and In-Between (Improving Profits Through Proper Management)

Corporate Culture – Why the Key to Maximizing Profits also Minimizes Litigation

“Active Shooter” – Prior Planning for when Persons Go Postal

“Annie Get Your Gun – Out of the Office.” (Employer Rights in the Age of Concealed Carry).

 

Ethics Continuing Education Courses for Attorneys, Physicians and Clergy

The Top Ten Conflicts of Interest (CLE)

The Top Seven Ways to Get Sued by a Client (CLE)

The Top Five Ways to Get Sued by a Patient (CME)

The Top Five Reasons Churches Get Sued (CE)

Honors and Awards

  • Baylor Law Review
  • Baylor Order of Barristers
  • Top Speaker Award (twice) – Baylor Moot Court Competition
  • American Jurisprudence Award in Consumer Law – Baylor Law School

Steven E. Holden

Drew A. Lagow

Eric N. Roberson

Don W. Danz

Rebecca S. Woodward

Eddie L. Carr

Steven R. Shattuck

James S. Daniel

Jane R. Cowdery

Shawna L. Landeros

Stuart P. Ashworth

Grace E. Dawkins

Kristen L. Lawhorn