Eric Z
Partner, Co-Chair Litigation Department, Transportation & Logistics, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Arnonoff

Eric is Co-Chair of the firm’s Transportation & Logistics Practice Group and a Vice Chair of the Litigation Group. 

Under Eric’s leadership, Benesch was named Law Firm of the Year for 2023, 2022, 2020, 2017, 2016 and 2014 in the area of Transportation Law by Best Lawyers®/U.S. News & World Report “Best Law Firms”. Only one law firm per practice area in the U.S. receives this recognition each year, making this award a particularly significant achievement. For the tenth consecutive year (2014-2023), Benesch also received a national first-tier ranking in Transportation Law also by U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” 

Eric has litigated or arbitrated matters in 31 states, before state and federal trial and appellate courts in various jurisdictions, and before the Surface Transportation Board, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the United States Olympic Committee, the Better Business Bureau, the Federal Maritime Commission and the Court of International Trade. 

Over the past 18 years, Eric has taken 36 cases to trial. His record in these cases is 33-3. Eric focuses his practice primarily upon commercial litigation, transportation, logistics and e-commerce law consult and litigation, insurance, coverage and bad faith matters, and product liability matters, including medical device defense, consumer product defense and industrial product defense.