Many attorneys believe that to successfully practice law they must be excellent speakers. However, for true and effective communication, they must be able to listen with equal proficiency. That means actively seeking out and hearing a client’s concerns, desires, and goals. Not only does Founding Partner Eric Findlay understand his clients, he translates that perception into the collective and incisive action of the firm he founded. Whether trying a case to verdict, aggressively negotiating a settlement, or skillfully advising on the best course ahead, Mr. Findlay and the firm provide their clients with unsurpassed knowledge, talents, and experience.
Mr. Findlay has been practicing law and helping people for more than 25 years. He began his practice as a trial lawyer, focusing much of his energy on personal injury cases, and was Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Since that time, and as a result of continued success, his experience and expertise has dramatically expanded into numerous aspects of commercial and business litigation.
Long before Facebook, iPhones, and Twitter existed, and before “Google” was a verb, Mr. Findlay astutely recognized the new issues and challenges that the impending explosion of Internet commerce meant for traditional legal jurisprudence. In 1999 he wrote an article on the challenges of determining personal jurisdiction in a purely online context that was published by the Texas Bar Journal, Litigation on the Net: Personal Jurisdiction in Cyberspace 62 Texas Bar Journal 334 (1999). Since then Mr. Findlay has written and spoken on various Internet and cyber law topics at conferences and educational gatherings around the world.
Since the late 1990s Findlay Craft has become increasingly involved in patent litigation in East Texas and beyond. Mr. Findlay and Findlay Craft provide much more than “local counsel”. From voir dire to closing arguments, Mr. Findlay has successfully represented dozens of clients in patent litigation matters in addition to providing invaluable assistance and advice to national counsel. One testament to that success is the nearly 900 patent cases that Findlay Craft has appeared in over the past 20 years.