B. Eric Berkley is a partner in the Dallas office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. With an impressive legal career spanning over two decades, Mr. Berkley specializes in insurance defense, premises liability, trucking and transportation, motor vehicle liability, personal injury, and worker's compensation defense.
Mr. Berkley's practice is enriched by his extensive experience in personal injury and insurance defense litigation. Demonstrating a strong emphasis in these areas, he has successfully handled numerous high-volume cases, navigating complex matters efficiently and effectively. His broad range of expertise includes worker's compensation, subrogation, bad faith, personal injury defense, catastrophic injuries, and wrongful death.
He has served as lead counsel on multiple cases, representing clients in both state and federal courts. His courtroom experience is extensive, having sat as first- and second chair in trials and participated in over 500 administrative hearings. Furthermore, he possesses exceptional skills in deposition and discovery, allowing him to build robust cases and achieve favorable outcomes for his clients.
Throughout his distinguished career, Mr. Berkley has successfully defended a diverse range of clients, including commercial airlines, international beverage distributors, and national insurance carriers. His representation extends to a variety of legal areas, including workers' compensation, product liability, personal injury, and subrogation cases. He is well-versed in advocating for clients in administrative and court hearings, participating in mediation and trial proceedings, and conducting thorough depositions.
Mr. Berkley earned his Juris Doctor in 1997 from Southern Methodist University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from in 1993 from the University of Texas at Austin. He also spent a summer at Oxford University as an exchange student.
He is licensed to practice law in Texas.
- Co-Author: Worker's Compensation Subrogation - A Detailed Look into Subrogation Claims in Third-Party Work Injury Cases and How to Manage Them, Corporate Counsel Review (approved for publication in Spring 2023 edition)
- Co-Author: Ann Lane and Charles Vorndran, Brief in Support of New Union Roofing & Drywall, 13 PACE ENVTL. L. REV. 887 (1996) (Best Competition Brief selected from among 72 briefs submitted by law schools nationwide)
- Texas State Bar 2022 Advanced Worker's Compensation CLE Seminar - Speaker - "Worker's Compensation Subrogation - A Detailed Look into Subrogation Claims in Third-Party Work Injury Cases and How to Manage Them"
Honors and Recognitions
- The Order of the Barristers - Member - Inducted into national organization recognizing individual achievement in advocacy programs such as mock trial and moot court. Membership is limited to 5% of each law school's graduating class.
- 1996 Pace National Environmental Moot Court Competition - Winner of Best Brief and Competition
- Semifinalist - Won Best Competition Brief over 71 other teams from across the nation. Named Best Oralist in the semifinal round.
- 1996 SMU Advanced Appellate Advocacy Competition - Winner and Best Oral Advocate
- 1995 Vial, Hamilton, Koch, and Knox Mock Trial Competition - Finalist
- 1995 Jackson-Walker Moot Court Competition - Quarterfinalist - Final 16 out of over 250 competing students.
- 1996-1997 Jackson-Walker Moot Court Board - Director - Ran and coordinated year-long advocacy and education program culminating in the required moot court competition for over 260 first-year law students.
Areas of Practice
- Automotive Liability
- Civil Litigation
- Personal Injury Defense
- Insurance and Insurers
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Trucking and Transportation
Southern Methodist University School of Law, J.D. (1997)
The University of Texas at Austin, B.A. (1993)