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Eric Pinker

Board-certified in civil trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Eric Pinker has extensive experience—and accolades—in commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, and trust and estate litigation. In addition to Super Lawyers, Eric has been recognized by Chambers, Best Lawyers, D Magazine and LawDragons. Eric has been named one of the “Top 100 Lawyers” by Thomson Reuters for 12 years running, and is one of the most widely respected and recognized trial lawyers across Texas, and the United States.

His experience and passion, paired with careful planning and a keen eye for case-winning details, has led to a remarkable record of achievement and results. These wins include significant damage awards, monetary recoveries, nationwide permanent injunction awards for patent holders, and protecting numerous defendants from nine-figure claims.

Eric is a sought-after speaker on legal topics like selecting juries and challenging expert witnesses and is also active in Bar and community service activities. He is the founding Master of the Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn American Inn of Court, a Board Member and Vice-Chair for the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, and the Executive Counsel for AIPAC.

Eric received both his undergraduate degree in Plan II, cum laude, and his J.D., cum laude, from The University of Texas at Austin. He now lives in Dallas with his wife Melanie Johnson Pinker and his two daughters.

  • Recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” in Trusts & Estates Litigation by Best Lawyers, 2024
  • Recognized as one of “500 Leading Litigation in America by LawDragon, 2023
  • Recognized as a “Top Lawyer in DFW” by Chambers and Partners, 2021-2023
  • Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2020
  • Lifetime Achievement selection among America’s Top 100 Attorneys, 2020
  • Super Lawyers, Top 100 Texas, 2013-2023
  • Super Lawyers, Top 100 DFW, 2008-2023
  • Super Lawyers, Texas Super Lawyers, 2003-2023
  • “Leading Litigators in America,” by D Magazine, 2023
  • Recognized as a "Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys, 2016-2024
  • Recognized by Chambers & Partners USA, 2013-2022
  • "Best Lawyers® in America", by Best Lawyers, 2008-2024 (Categories: Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Litigation Intellectual Property, and Litigation Trust & Estate)
  • Recognized by his peers in D Magazine as one of the "Best Lawyers in Dallas", 2015-2020, 2023
  • Named one of the "500 Leading Lawyers in America” by Lawdragon in 2007
  • Honored by Lawdragon as one of the "500 Leading Plaintiff 's Lawyers in America” in 2006
  • Selected to the inaugural class of "The Defenders” by The Dallas Business Journal in 2006
  • Recognized as one of Dallas' "Best Lawyers Under 40” by D Magazine in 2002 and 2004
  • Selected as one of the "Ten Rising Stars” by Texas Lawyer in 2000
  • AV-rated, Martindale-Hubbell