We pride ourselves on litigating aggressively, yet professionally.
Eric Eckes is a highly skilled trial attorney who has dedicated his law career to defending the criminally accused. A strong litigator with significant courtroom experience, Eric has successfully tried numerous complex and difficult jury trials.
Eric began his legal career in Denver, Colorado, working for the Office of the Colorado Public Defender, where he handled all levels of felony cases. He gained invaluable jury trial experience and received extensive criminal defense training from the Colorado Public Defender, whose training program is widely recognized as a national model.
Before joining Pinales Stachler, Eric moved back to his hometown of Cincinnati, and worked for the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy in Covington, Kentucky. While working to defend the indigent accused, Eric gained a reputation among his clients and the legal community as a zealous advocate for his clients. Eric continued to hone his jury trial expertise on serious felony cases, and continued to obtain wide-ranging criminal defense training, including training to litigate capital cases.
Since joining Pinales Stachler, Eric has expanded the scope of his criminal practice. In addition to appearing in state courts throughout Ohio and Kentucky, Eric practices in federal court in the Southern District of Ohio and the Eastern District of Kentucky. He is experienced in both federal and state court appeals, including federal habeas petitions.
Drawing from his experience, Eric has trained new lawyers in Colorado, Kentucky, and Ohio. He has also been invited to speak on a variety of criminal defense topics for the Colorado Public Defender training program, the annual Ohio Juvenile Defender Leadership Summit, the Department of Public Advocacy’s Annual Conference, and the Federal Criminal Practice Seminar in Cleveland, Ohio.
Eric graduated magna cum laude from The Ohio State University. He earned his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati, where he graduated summa cum laude and was elected to the Order of the Coif, a law school honor society for graduates in the top 10% of their class. He was also an Associate Member of the Cincinnati Law Review, an Articles Editor for the Human Rights Quarterly, and received a Rosenthal Institute for Justice Fellowship working for the Ohio Innocence Project.
Eric is licensed to practice law in Ohio and Kentucky. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and the Eastern District of Kentucky and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.