Ward and Smith, P.A.
Eric's practice experience encompasses various areas of civil litigation, including real property, business, and commercial litigation; zoning and land use issues; disputes involving community associations; and insurance coverage disputes. He is a member of the Zoning, Planning and Land Use Section Council of the North Carolina State Bar Association and leads the firm's Eminent Domain practice.
Eric has handled numerous cases in State and Federal court from the investigation stage through appeals. He has represented clients in complex cases involving breach of contract, real estate development, scope and location of easements/boundaries, covenant interpretation and enforcement, interpretation of commercial general, property casualty and directors and officers liability policies, and many other areas. He works diligently with clients in an effort to achieve the most favorable results possible, whether that involves pre-litigation negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or taking a case through trials and subsequent appeals.
Before joining the firm, Eric served our country as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. During his ten years on active duty, he served as a Communications Officer, Defense Counsel, Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, and Prosecutor. Eric currently serves his local community as a Board Member and Vice Chairman for the CarolinaEast Foundation.