Early Success at the University of Alabama School of Law
Erby Fischer has been trying cases in Alabama courtrooms since he first graduated in 1996 from the nationally top-tier ranked University of Alabama School of Law in Tuscaloosa. In fact, his talent as a trial lawyer revealed itself even prior to graduation, as Erby received national recognition when he was named the American College of Trial Lawyers’ Most Promising Trial Lawyer as well as being an ATLA Trial Competition National Semi-Finalist in 1995.
Erby’s focus is on helping those who have been harmed by the wrongs of another using the benefits that only a boutique litigation law firm can provide. Erby obtained his first multi-million dollar jury verdict before he was 30 years old. Over the course of his career, Erby has already secured settlement agreements and verdicts valued in excess of $170,000,000.00.
Recognition of Peers in the Legal Community
Peer reviews of Erby Fischer have resulted in the award of an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell. This is the highest rating awarded by Martindale Hubbell for excellence and ethics. Erby has also been selected to the Alabama Super Lawyers list for recognition in the fields of Personal Injury Litigation (2013 and 2014) and Business Litigation (2012). This selection is based upon peer reviews and is limited to the top 5% of the lawyers in Alabama. Erby has likewise been selected by the National Trial Lawyers Association as one of the top 100 lawyers.
Erby Fischer Tries Complex Personal Injury Lawsuits
Over the course of his career as an Alabama injury lawyer, Erby has handled automobile accidents, car crashes, premises liability (slip and fall) cases, trucking accidents, products liability, environmental cases, insurance fraud and bad faith lawsuits, as well as drug and business litigation. Today, the majority of the cases that Erby handles are catastrophic personal injury and complex commercial litigation matters.
Erby Fischer has tried to jury verdict many personal injury lawsuits that have resulted in six and seven figure awards. These include a verdict of $ 6.0 million dollars in a business tort matter, $3.5 million dollars against a trucking company and a $2.5 million dollar verdict in a premises liability case. Many cases are resolved without the necessity of a jury trial. Erby Fischer has recovered millions of dollars in settlements in cases ranging from trucking cases to pharmaceutical injury cases to business and commercial cases.
Educator – Instructor – Volunteer
Earlier in his career, Erby volunteered at the University of Alabama School of Law as an instructor in the Trial Advocacy Program, teaching students the art of trial skills and attending competitions.
Recognized by his peers for his experience in complex injury cases, Erby has written and lectured in continuing legal education seminars on a variety of legal topics including the successful prosecution of Alabama truck accident cases involving serious injury or wrongful death.
Erby has volunteered his time to serve on the board of institutions committed to assisting disadvanted, disabled and at risk families.
Complex Business Litigation and Commercial Litigation Cases
Erby has significant trial experience representing business ventures and commercial enterprises who have been harmed by the wrongdoing of another, either by breach of contract or by intentionally tortious conduct. Erby Fischer has, among many other results, secured jury verdicts of $1 million dollars in a case involving tortious interference and $6 million dollars in a case involving trade secrets.
Erby recently concluded sprawling litigation spanning nine years. The litigation grew out of the failure of three Risk Retention Groups that insured thousands of individual and entities. Erby represented the Commissioner of the Department of Commerce and Insurance for the State of Tennessee in her role as Receiver for the Risk Retention Groups. Asset recovery actions were prosecuted on behalf of the Receiver and, ultimately, the creditors of the Receivership received complete relief for their claims.