Eric Stracener is an honors graduate of Millsaps College, and received his law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1996. In law school, Eric was a member of the Moot Court Board, The Journal of National Security Law, and was a member of the Honor Council, for which he served as special prosecutor.
Eric is an "AV" rated lawyer, and has extensive experience in Mississippi civil litigation, having spent some of his formative years as a defense attorney. Since 2000, he has represented plaintiffs in all manner of civil cases, and has obtained many 6 and 7 figure settlements and verdicts for his clients. Eric has tried cases throughout the State of Mississippi, in both state and Federal court, and has successfully defended verdicts before the Mississippi Supreme Court. Eric has prepared and argued appeals in many reported cases.
Eric has also proudly served the Mississippi Bar as a member of the Committee for Character and Fitness of the Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions, and the Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program. Further, Eric has served the Mississippi Association of Justice as a member of the Board of Governors. He is a frequent lecturer and speaker, having given presentations at state and national continuing education seminars.
Civic responsibility is important to Eric and his family. Eric serves as President of the Board of the Jackson Zoo, and devotes a great deal of his time to ensuring that Mississippians continue to have access to this quality cultural institution. Further, Eric serves on the board of Harbor House, a non-profit drug and alcohol treatment center, and is a past President of the Board of the Millsaps College Arts and Lecture Series. He has also served on the Board of Trustees for the Presbytery of Mississippi, and as Clerk of Session of Fondren Presbyterian Church.
In the spring of 2012, Eric Stracener and Andrew Neely formed Stracener and Neely, PLLC, located in the historic Galloway House in the heart of downtown Jackson. In his spare time, Eric is passionate about music, reading, cycling, running, fishing, and tennis - but most of all, about his family.