Eric L. Reichenberger
Areas of Practice
Eric Reichenberger is an associate practicing in our Casualty Department. He devotes a significant amount of time to the defense of claims made and suits brought against insureds and businesses in products liability, premises liability, automobile, commercial, and construction matters. Eric also works closely with insurance companies in the investigation of fraudulent claims.
Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, Eric was an associate attorney at two large national firms, where he represented financial institutions and insurance companies. During his tenures, Eric gained significant insurance defense experience while handling hundreds of PIP cases.
Eric also spent several years handling immigration and criminal defense matters, working for both a small firm and his own practice, where he represented clients facing serious felony charges in state court and deportation proceedings in federal immigration court. He has tried numerous non-jury and jury trials.
Eric is admitted to practice in the state of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.
Obtained a Dismissal with Prejudice of a Cross-Claim/Judgment on the Pleadings involving a cross-claim against our insured in a premises liability case. Plaintiff filed suit against our client, claiming that she was leaving our client’s pizzeria with a pizza in hand in a shopping plaza when she tripped over a parking stop in the parking lot, resulting in multiple broken bones. The landlord, named as a Co-Defendant as the owner of the premises, filed a cross-claim against our client for indemnification based on the lease agreement indemnification provision. We filed a Motion to Dismiss with Prejudice and for Judgment on the Pleadings, arguing that the Plaintiff and Co-Defendant both failed to state causes of action against our client and that the cross-claim asserted by the landlord failed as a matter of law, based on the pleadings, the lease agreement, and the law regarding indemnification provisions in Florida. The Plaintiff dropped our client as a defendant in the Plaintiff’s suit before the hearing could take place; however, the landlord refused to drop the cross-claim. At the hearing on the motion, the Court agreed with our client, and granted dismissal with prejudice and judgment on the pleadings regarding the cross-claim.
"Commentary: Florida Adoption of Federal Judgment Standard A Win For Insurers," Insurance Journal, January 6, 2021
Not Fun & Games: Litigating Injury Claims Involving Minors - co-presenter, DRI Retail & Hospitality Virtual Seminar, April, 2021
Modern Removal and Remand Strategies: Keeping the Case Out of (or In) Federal Court – co-presenter, Strafford Webinars, February 11, 2021