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Eric Simonson is an experienced trial attorney who defends the interests of businesses in commercial litigation. He represents companies in the financial, technology, construction, and other industries in a wide range of commercial contract disputes. His clients include major financial institutions, technology companies, and a number of other corporations. Eric strives to understand not only the disputes his clients face, but the business they are in. By staying current with developments in his clients' industries and their position in those industries, Eric is able to help them work toward the short-term and long-term goals they have for their business.

Eric has significant experience representing mortgage lenders and mortgage loan servicers in both single-plaintiff and class action lawsuits. He also handles claims brought under a wide range of federal and state statutes including the:

  • Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA);
  • Truth in Lending Act (TILA);
  • Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA);
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA);
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA); and the
  • Credit Repair Organizations Act (CROA).

Additionally, Eric advises mortgage lenders and servicers on a variety of bankruptcy matters, including the defense of Bankruptcy Rule 2004 examinations sought by the United States Trustee.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association 
  • The Federal Bar Association 
  • Louisiana State Bar Association 
  • Mortgage Bankers Association 
  • The New Orleans Bar Association 
  • State Bar of Texas 

Honors & Awards

  • Holds the AV® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for ethics and legal ability
  • Recognized on the Super Lawyers list by Louisiana Super Lawyers magazine, 2017 – 2020
  • Named to the "Ones to Watch" list by New Orleans CityBusiness, 2017
  • "Leadership in Law," New Orleans CityBusiness, 2014

Representative Matters

  • Defended mortgage lender and servicer clients in all manner of single-plaintiff and class action lawsuits involving alleged violations of TILA, RESPA, TCPA, FDCPA, FCRA, and other federal and state statutes.
  • Represented internet company in a variety of cases to obtain judicial enforcement of its arbitration clause contained in its Terms of Service that its customers accepted through a click-wrap presentation.
  • Represented employees of a national heavy equipment sales and rental company in suits brought by their former employers alleging violation of a non-compete agreement and theft of confidential and proprietary information and trade secrets.
  • Represented Solar Power Company in a variety of lawsuits including a $60M contract dispute with its business partner, a consumer class action brought by its customers, sales and use tax lawsuits brought by two municipalities, and a $30M lawsuit seeking refundable tax credits from the state.

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In his free time, Eric enjoys cooking and spending time with his wife and three children.

Community/Civic Activities

  • Jesuit High School of New Orleans, Board of Directors 

J.D., Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, 1992

M.B.A., University of New Orleans, 1988

B.S., Louisiana State University, 1986