ERIC M. FONG

BIOGRAPHY

Empathy and compassion are the cornerstones of my philosophy in the practice of law. Justice demands truth in thought, truth in speech, and truth in action. Anything less is unworthy.

 

My ability to inspire justice and shine a light on untruths sets me apart. In a world bewildered by untruth, I expose those who run from responsibility, and effectuate change through accountability. 

HONORS & RECOGNITION

NATIONAL SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Super Lawyer (top 5% of all lawyers) 2011 – Present

Top 100 Trial Lawyer in America 2009 – Present

Trial Lawyer of the Year, WA State WDTL 2013

Instructor Trial Lawyers College 2006 – Present

AVVO, Perfect 10 rating

Martindale-Hubbell, Distinguished Ability & Ethics

Seattle Clemency Project, 2018 – Present

Trial Lawyer of the Year, Trial Lawyers College 2003

"Rising Star", Law & Politics, 2005 – 2006, 2008 – 2009

NJ Assoc. of Justice, Atlantic City, Truck Driver Deposition, 2020

AAJ, New Orleans, LA, Soulfulness in the Jury Trial, 2020

 

Bob Chaloupka’s "Kick Ass Trial Seminar," NE, Closing Argument, 2019

WSBA Small Practice Forum, Trial Tips From Trial Pros, 2019

Western Trial Lawyers Assoc., Hawaii, Jury Selection, 2019

WSAJ, Seattle, WA, Closing Argument, 2019

 

Alaska Criminal Defense Lawyers, Discovering the Story, 2018

WSAJ Winter Convention, Seattle, WA, Voir Dire, 2018

Western Trial Lawyers Assoc., Hawaii, Working With Experts, 2018

 

WSAJ, Tacoma, WA, General Damages, 2015

Justice Advocacy Africa, Ugandan Law Society, Trial Skills, 2015

WSBA, Seattle, WA, Trial Advocacy, 2013

WSTLA, Seattle, WA, All The Right Moves in Tort Litigation, 2012

 

WSTLA , Seattle, WA, Motion and Trial Practice, 2010

Justice Advocacy Africa, Ugandan Law Society, Trial Skills, 2010

 

WSBA, Seattle, Solutions for the Criminal Law Practioner, 2009

WSTLA, Voir Dire with Paul Luvera, 2007

WSBA, Seattle, Managing and Running a Law Firm, 2004

 

Trial Magazine, I Am Just Your Reflection, 2020

The Warrior Magazine, The Mind Is Not a Brain, It Is Your Soul, 2019

The Trial News, The Problem With Today, 2018

The Warrior Magazine, GUILTY, 2017

Trial Magazine, Trial Tips For The Trial Lawyer, 2014

Trial News, I almost Puked, 2012

The Warrior Magazine, Presidents Report, 2008

The Warrior, What The Trial Lawyers College Means To Me, 2006

PUBLICATIONS

WA State

United States Supreme Court

United States District Court, Western WA

United States District Court, Eastern WA

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

United States Tax Court

LICENSES

President, Kitsap County Bar Assoc., 2011–12

President, F-Warriors Club, 2008–09

Board of Directors, Trial Lawyers College, 2008–2009

Board of Directors, WSAJ, 2007–2012

Board of Leg. Affairs, Chamber of Commerce, 2004 –08

Treasurer, Port Orchard Rotary, 2001-2003

LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

EDUCATION

Trial Lawyers College, Dubois, WY, 2001

Seattle University School of Law, 1996

Indiana University, 1993

William Henry Harrison High School, IN, 1989

TEACHING

Trial Lawyers College, WY, Voir Dire, 2019

WA Regional, Trial Lawyers College, Closing argument, 2019

 

University of Washington, Trial Skills, 2018

CA Regional Seminar, TLC, Los Angeles, Cross Examination, 2018

Trial Lawyers College, WY, Voir Dire, 2018

 

Trial Lawyers College, WY, Cross Examination, 2017

WA Regional, TLC, Direct Examination, 2017

 

Trial Lawyers College, WY, Grad Course I, 2016

Trial Lawyers College, WY, Trial Skills, July & September 2016

WA Regional, Direct Examination, 2016

 

Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College, WY, 2015

CA Regional Seminar, New Port Beach, TLC, Voir Dire, 2015

WA Regional Seminal, Leavenworth, Direct Examination, 2015

Trial Lawyers College, WY, Graduate Course I, 2015

 

Trial Lawyers College, Dubois, WY, Trial Skills, 2014

CA Regional Seminar, TLC, Opening Statements, 2014

Trial Lawyers College, WY, Graduate Course I, 2014

 

Trial Lawyers College, WY, Prejudice in the Courtroom, 2013

CA Regional Seminar, Opening Statement, 2013

 

Trial Lawyers College, WY, Trial Skills, 2012

WA Regional, Discovering the Story, 2012

 

Trial Lawyers College,  WY, Trial Skills, 2011

Trial Lawyers College, WY, Graduate Course I, 2011

WA Regional Seminal, Cross Examination, 2011

Trial Lawyer. Educator. Advocate.

HONORS & RECOGNITION

NATIONAL SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

PUBLICATIONS

TEACHING

LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

LICENSES

EDUCATION

STATES LITIGATED IN

WA Truck accident, Med mal, Products liability, Murder, White Collar crime 

CA Copyright infringement, US Olympic sex abuse, Personal injury

FL RICO 

IA Nursing home abuse

CO Traumatic brain injury

NV Personal injury

ID Sexual assault, Personal injury

OR Personal injury

HI Business law

STATES LITIGATED IN