Eric Hobbs

Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP

Eric J. Hobbs’s practice focuses on high-stakes litigation. He represents clients in complex business, commercial, product liability and tort matters throughout the country, particularly in trials and arbitration. His experience also includes appeals, mass torts and class action proceedings.

Eric has worked with clients in a wide variety of industries, including the information technology, healthcare, alarm protection, finance/lending, computer software, medical device and automotive sectors, among many others.

Representative Matters:

  • Unfair Competition — Trial Counsel. Eric was a member of multiple trial teams that prosecuted Lanham Act and common law unfair competition claims against alarm services providers that compete with Shook client ADT. Eric examined more than two dozen customer and third-party trial witnesses, helped depose and present numerous company and expert witnesses and led the teams’ fact development. The cases resulted in multimillion-dollar recoveries for the client. (Federal Court, Florida)
  • Business Litigation – Confidential JAMS Arbitration. Eric second-chaired the prosecution of a breach-of-contract and declaratory judgment action following the $1.3 billion sale of a global health care technology business unit. In addition to presenting evidence and argument at the week-long arbitration hearing, Eric managed all aspects of the case workup, including numerous depositions of company, fact and expert witnesses. (California)
  • Commercial Litigation & Appeal. As part of a team representing American Express in a suit brought under the Fair Credit Billing Act involving an issue of first impression, Eric obtained complete dismissal with prejudice of all claims through dispositive motions practice. The dismissal was affirmed on appeal in a published opinion by the Tenth Circuit, creating favorable precedent for dismissal of other similar suits brought throughout the country. (Federal Court, Colorado)
  • Automotive Product Liability Litigation. Eric has represented a multinational engineering and electronics company in numerous automotive product liability actions relating to airbag deployment. (Federal Court, Multiple Jurisdictions)
  • Business Litigation. Eric defended a corporate client against claims of fraud, misrepresentation, tortious interference and estoppel in connection with an alleged wrongful termination of an authorized dealership relationship, where the plaintiff alleged nine-figure damages. (Colorado)
  • Class Action — Trial Counsel. Eric was a member of a trial team retained to defend a national nursing home chain in a case involving allegations of chronic understaffing. The class, which had been certified prior to Shook’s engagement, claimed damages in excess of $100 million. The case resolved before trial while several case-dispositive motions were still pending. (Arkansas)
  • Commercial Litigation. Eric represented the former chief executive officer of one of California’s largest prefabricated building component manufacturers in a $20 million litigation stemming from the alleged breach of a guaranty agreement securing a commercial loan. (Colorado)
  • Trade Secret and Non-Competition Litigation. Eric obtained a preliminary injunction against three former employees of a leading national credit restoration business prohibiting the former employees from engaging in competitive business or disclosing the client’s trade secrets contrary to their employment agreements. Eric presented the client’s CEO as the primary witness at the injunction hearing and drafted the successful motion papers. The injunction resulted in a confidential settlement in favor of the client. (Colorado)
  • Product Liability Litigation. Eric supported the trial team in the defense of design defect, failure to warn and punitive damages claims against a pipe-component manufacturer, resulting in a complete defense verdict. (New Jersey)
  • Multidistrict Litigation. Eric served as national coordinating counsel for dispositive motions in a consolidated pelvic mesh MDL. He led a team of attorneys in identifying and briefing summary judgment issues for approximately 150 initial cases. The legal issues included statutes of limitation, negligence, all theories of product liability, breach of warranty, loss of consortium and punitive damages under more than 40 states’ laws, as well as Daubert challenges to various expert witnesses. (Federal Court, West Virginia)
  • Commercial Litigation – Confidential Arbitration. Eric was a member of a trial team that defended a Fortune 500 client in a complex commercial dispute involving claims of lost revenue and lost business value exceeding $240 million. Eric assisted with all aspects of the case workup and presentation of evidence at a two-week hearing. (North Dakota)
  • Business Litigation. Eric helped to resolve contract and consumer protection claims in a business dispute involving alleged losses of more than $30 million. (South Carolina)
  • Medical Device Litigation. Eric helped obtain summary judgement for a leading medical device manufacturer in a case alleging various product defects related to a surgical stapler used in a gastric bypass revision surgery. (Minnesota)
  • Automotive and Commercial Vehicle Litigation. Eric supported the trial team in a case involving allegations that faulty brakes were responsible for a school bus crash where plaintiffs sought to recover in excess of $50 million in economic damages. Following an eight-week trial, the jury returned a full defense verdict. (Missouri)
  • White-Collar Criminal Defense. As court-appointed counsel under the Criminal Justice Act, Eric defended a client against a 72-count federal indictment for conspiracy to defraud the United States and filing fraudulent tax returns in excess of $95 million. Following a plea agreement in which 70 counts of the indictment were dismissed, the judge imposed a sentence of less than half the time originally sought by the government and below the U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines range. (Federal Court, Missouri)


  • J.D., Order of St. Ives, University of Denver, 2012
    • Top 2% of Class
    • National Trial Advocacy Team
    • National Appellate Advocacy Team
    • University of Denver Criminal Law Review, Staff Editor
    • Scholastic Excellence Awards in Civil Procedure, Lawyering Process II, Advanced Legal Writing, and Pretrial Practicum
    • Reese Persuasive Writing Award (Best 1L Brief)
    • Hoffman Cup Trial Competition – Finalist (2010), Semi-Finalist (2011)
    • Denver Law Scholar (3 Years, Academic Merit)
    • Edward B. Cartwright Memorial Scholar (3 Years, Academic Merit)
    • Peter H. Holme, Jr. Memorial Scholar (Excellence in Trial Advocacy)
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Honors College, University of Missouri, 2009 (Philosophy, History)
    • University Honors (General Honors Certificate and Honors Thesis)
    • Bright Flight Scholar, State of Missouri
    • University of Missouri Curator’s Scholar
    • Recipient of four merit-based scholarships bestowed by the College of Arts & Science and History Department
    • President, Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity
    • Mortar Board National Honor Society
    • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Bar Admissions:

  • Colorado
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

Community Involvement:

  • Boy Scouts of America – Eagle Scout
  • JDRF (f/k/a Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), Rocky Mountain Chapter
    • Board of Directors
    • Young Leadership Committee


  • U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado
  • Missouri Attorney General’s Office
  • Denver District Attorney’s Office


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