Eric decided to attend law school in 1994 - after working as a recording engineer and music producer for ten years after graduating from Northwestern University in 1983. Recording studios are fun places - but he was looking for a way to contribute something else - and thought some form of public interest law would be a way to do that. Eric graduated from Chicago Kent College of Law in 1997, and found just the right setting to begin practicing at the Evanston Community Defender Office, where he worked with a team of lawyers and social workers representing juveniles who had been arrested and petitioned into Cook County Juvenile Court.
When Eric and his wife moved his family to Ann Arbor in 2006 - he thought perhaps his lawyering days were done - he focused on composing music for media - including music for the Atlanta Falcons, the Chicago Blackhawks, numerous national brands - and also for the Obama For America campaign in 2008.
The political tenor in America in January 2017 was a clear signal to Eric that it was time to practice law again - and specifically to join the fight against the cruel immigration policies being announced. After a year-long process of studying and learning immigration law, volunteering and taking pro bono cases to build experience, and several winning experiences in Immigration Court, at the Board of Immigration Appeals, and in federal Courts, Eric joined the team at Palmer Rey.
CHICAGO - KENT COLLEGE OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 1997
Bachelor’s in Music, 1987
Activities & Affiliations
Chicago Bar Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association