Eric Hiller represents insurance companies in high profile insurance coverage litigation matters throughout the United States. He focuses primarily on commercial general liability, errors and omissions (lawyers, agents, accountants), directors and officers, and employment practices liability policies. Eric also counsels clients regularly on claims handling, policy drafting, and product development.
In addition to insurance coverage, Eric frequently handles commercial litigation matters involving real estate and business disputes. His clients include real estate developers, international corporations, professional athletes, and entrepreneurs.
Prior to joining Hinshaw & Culbertson in November 2008, Eric was an attorney at Berman Rennert Vogel & Mandler, P.A. (now Rennert Vogel Mandler & Rodriguez, P.A.) where he handled all aspects of commercial and residential real estate development and related litigation.
As an undergraduate, Eric competed in Division I track and field at Colgate University and was the team captain his junior and senior years.
Honors & Awards
- Recognized as a "Rising Star" by Florida Super Lawyers magazine (2012 – 2015)
- Included on Florida Trend magazine’s “Florida Legal Elite Up and Comer” list, which is comprised of the top 1.8 percent of young lawyers in Florida
Mr. Hiller practices at both the trial and appellate levels throughout the Southeastern United States, as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands. A sample of his reported decisions includes:
- James River Ins. Co. v. Arlington Pebble Creek, LLC, 2016 WL 3014606 (N.D. Fla. May 22, 2016) (summary judgment for insurer finding no coverage for $4.5 Million judgment against condominium developer and awarding insurer reimbursement of attorneys’ fees incurred defending underlying lawsuits)
- Molinarez v. Thompson Indus. Servs., LLC, 2015 WL 9897845 (M.D. Fla. Dec. 18, 2015) (defeated plaintiff’s attempt to enforce settlement against insurer)
- Anda, Inc. v. Gemini Ins. Co., 2015 WL 1020873 (S.D. Fla. 2015) (no coverage for suit by Attorney General of West Virginia against pharmaceutical distributor for opioid abuse in the state)
- James River Ins. Co. v. Fortress Systems, LLC, 569 Fed.Appx. 896 (11th Cir. 2014) (affirming summary judgment no coverage for $10.5 million provision consent judgment involving a defective nutritional supplement under general liability policy)
- James River Ins. Co. v. Fortress Systems, LLC, et al., 2012 WL 6154281 (S.D. Fla. 2012) (no coverage for $10.5 million provision consent judgment involving a defective nutritional supplement under general liability policy)
- James River Ins. Co. v. Bodywell Nutrition, LLC, 842 F.Supp.2d 1351 (S.D. Fla. 2012) (no coverage for intellectual property claim because it did not encompass slogan or trade dress infringement)
- AIG Premier Ins. Co. v. RLI Ins. Co., 2011 WL 4347197 (M.D. Fla. Sept. 15, 2011) (first impression and nullification of competing insurer’s “super excess” clause under Florida law)
- Bessman v. Travelers Prop. Cas. Co. of Am., 773 F.Supp.2d 1270 (N.D. Fla. 2011) (affirming insurer's denial of UM/UIM benefits under a corporate commercial auto policy)
- Omega Forensic Eng’g, Inc. v. RLI Ins. Co., 682 F.Supp.2d 1336 (S.D. Fla. 2010) (holding that intangible interest in the preservation of evidence does not satisfy the insuring agreement under a CGL policy)
- "Devil in the Details: Select Coverage Issues," webinar, Farmers Insurance Group, October 2013.
- Hinshaw Partners Sina Bahadoran and Eric A. Hiller Mentioned in Law360 Article, "Insurers Needn't Defend Anda In W.Va. 'Pill Mill' Suit"March 9, 2015
- Hinshaw Partner Eric A. Hiller Mentioned in Article, "Law360 Names Attys Who Moved Up The Firm Ranks In Q2"July 12, 2013
- July 1, 2013
- September 26, 2011
- August 4, 2011Insurance Coverage Alert
- December 14, 2010Insurance Coverage Alert
J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 2006
B.A., Colgate University, 2003
- U.S. Virgin Islands
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida