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Hi I'm Eric

I am a trial lawyer by day and a soccer coach, a husband and father of five by night. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

For my day job, I am a civil litigation attorney, helping my clients resolve complex commercial disputes often involving substantial sums of money. Although I do not typically practice criminal law, I count my six-year pro bono representation of an inmate currently living on Texas's Death Row as my greatest professional endeavor. While I am frequently passionate in defense of my clients, my real passion is coaching my kids on the soccer field. I have coached my two oldest daughters' teams for multiple seasons, and despite my embarrassing shouts of "shoot, Sweetie" or "dribble, Baby" to players on both sides of the field, my girls have stuck with the Beautiful Game and are now great players. I am currrently coaching my son's under-six team to an undefeated season, still yelling, "great shot, Honey" from the sideline. I am already working with my two-year-old to make him the best striker yet. In addition to coaching, I am currently serving my second year as commissioner of our local soccer league, the Dynamo Juniors of Central Texas.

Why I am a Mormon

The Book of Mormon teaches that "when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God." My enthusiasm for the law, for public service and for my family has its root in by belief that when I am serving others, I am really serving my Father in Heaven. Jesus Christ, who I worship and seek to emulate, gave his life in service to others. I have experienced His redeeming love for me in small measure when I have received selfless service or extended myself in service of others. I love it that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints teaches it's members to love and serve one another. I have received a strong affirmation that Jesus Christ lives today. I love to study his gospel in the New Testament and I feel the same affirming spirit when I read the Book of Mormon and the teachings of Christ's apostles and prophets who are on the earth today.

How I live my faith

I am a counselor to the bishop of our local church congregation. I have the responsibility to work with the young children and the Sunday School to ensure that the important doctrines of the gospel are taught to all of the children, youth and adults who attend church each Sunday. I believe that the real measure of my Christianity is the way I treat my wife and family. I love them so much and count them as my best friends. I look forward to spending the eternities with them.