Eric Powers is an Associate in Selman Breitman’s Las Vegas office and is a member of the firm’s General Liability, Construction Defect, Insurance, and Trucking and Transportation practice groups.  His clients include multi-national corporations, midsized businesses, insurance companies, aviation companies, general contractors, and subcontractors, involved in litigation and transactional disputes. He also serves as outside general counsel and has experience representing clients in disputes that involve catastrophic bodily injury and/or damage to property, wrongful death in premises liability, negligent security, transportation claims, workplace accidents, HOA matters, FCRA/FDCPA disputes, and various product liability matters, including those involving aviation-related products. Eric regularly evaluates insurance coverage, argues bad faith claims, conducts and defends depositions, drafts motions and settlement agreements, and manages trial preparation, including written discovery and expert witness preparation.

With considerable experience in trucking and transportation, Eric comprehensively analyzes each case and implements effective, yet efficient, action plans.  As a former commercial pilot with United Airlines, and as a certified flight instructor, Eric’s experience with transportation operations, as well as with global trade and business regulations, allows him to bring tailored knowledge and experience to his clients within the transportation industry.

Early in his career, Eric served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Timothy C. Williams in the Eighth Judicial District Court. He earned his J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, and his B.S. from The Ohio State University. He has received many accolades, including selection to the 2016-2017 Legal Elite by Nevada Business Magazine

Originally from Chicago, Eric presently resides in Las Vegas. When not helping clients with their legal needs, he spends his time flying recreationally and teaching spin classes.

Awards

Nevada Business Magazine Legal Elite, 2016-2017

 

Professional Associations and Memberships

National Bar Association, Member

Nevada Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Member

Bar Admission

Nevada, 2012

U.S. District Court District of Nevada

Education

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 2012

The Ohio State University, B.S., 2006
Major: Aviation & Aircraft Systems