Certified Law Clerk
Eric was born in Fresno, where he spent his early years, until his family relocated to the small town of Kerman, California. Eric’s dedication to academic excellence was evident as he graduated from Kerman High School as Valedictorian and was also recognized as a student athlete.
Choosing to remain in the Central Valley after high school, Eric attended Fresno State University where he majored in History and minored in both Criminology and Anthropology. Eric’s academic excellence continued to shine as he earned the high honor of the Dean’s List award for seven consecutive semesters. Having been recognized for his writing skills, and a passion for fighting against injustice, Eric dedicated his professional path to that endeavor. Eric was accepted into the San Joaquin College of Law, where he is currently entering his final year as a law student, anticipating sitting for the California State Bar in July of 2023.
Eric joined the Moran Law Firm team as a certified Criminal Law Clerk in October of 2021, where he immediately found that his passions and his strengths aligned. Eric ultimately chose the criminal defense field because he has a fundamental belief that every person has Constitutional Rights that need to be vigorously protected and defended. Eric recognizes that the criminal defense team is oftentimes the only thing standing in between an individual charged with a crime, and unjust treatment by the judicial system. Eric primarily conducts research and writes criminal and post-conviction motions and memorandums, but he also assists the firm and its attorneys in all necessary capacities.
In his time with the Moran Law Firm, Eric has worked on a vast array of criminal cases, including Serious Sex cases, Mental Health Diversions, Violent and Non-Violent felonies, and various misdemeanors. Eric’s exceptional legal research and writing skills continue to develop as he assists with research and writing of Appeals and Petitions for Writs of Habeas Corpus to assist those who are already incarcerated or have been wrongfully convicted. Eric truly believes that those charged with or convicted of a crime are easily taken advantage in the Criminal Justice System, without a strong defense team fighting to protect their Constitutional rights at all stages of the proceedings.