Eric Daniels served as Robinson & Cole's managing partner from 2000 to 2009 and currently serves as chair of the Products Liability and Subrogation Practice Group. He has extensive experience in the litigation and trial of products liability cases and business and commercial matters. With regard to products liability, Mr. Daniels serves as national products liability counsel for the largest global manufacturer of commercial and residential ice machines and related products. In addition, he has served as national products liability counsel for a manufacturer of commercial food preparation and refrigeration equipment, a distributor of consumer appliances, and a manufacturer of flooring systems. Finally, he has served as Connecticut products liability counsel for a manufacturer of lawn and gardening equipment. His experience includes the defense and mediation of multiple claims asserted against a leading manufacturer of stormwater retention systems, the defense of a leading manufacturer of electronic goods in a class action involving portable DVD players, the defense of a leading automobile manufacturer in a significant personal injury case involving product design and warning issues, and the defense of multiple claims of food contamination.
With regard to business and commercial matters, Mr. Daniels's experience includes the successful defense of a major corporation in an action involving allegations of breach of contract, fraud, and unfair trade practices in connection with a failed joint venture and the successful prosecution on behalf of a major developer in an action involving similar allegations in connection with a failed acquisition of an apartment building.
Mr. Daniels has served as a special master in Hartford Superior Court's Early Intervention Program since 1993. In that capacity, he has presided over settlement conferences in numerous cases involving questions of tort liability and business-related claims. This experience has greatly enhanced his ability to assess the reasonable settlement and verdict ranges of such cases. Also, Mr. Daniels served on the CPR Advisory Committee that developed the report on the "Systematic Early Settlement in Individual Product Disputes" in 1999 and on the board of the Connecticut Business & Industry Association.
Mr. Daniels is a graduate of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and the past chair of Robinson & Cole's litigation department. In addition, he has been included on the Connecticut Super Lawyers® list every year since its inception in 2006 in the area of Business Litigation (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.).
|—||J.D., magna cum laude, Boston College Law School, Law Review, Order of the Coif|
|—||B.A., Brown University, Economics and Urban Studies|
|—||American Bar Association, 1986 to present|
|—||Connecticut Bar Association, 1986 to present|
|—||Hartford County Bar Association, 1986 to present|
|—||American Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2013 to present|
|—||Connecticut Business & Industry Association, 2003 to 2007, Board of Directors|
|—||Connecticut Bar Foundation, James W. Cooper Fellow|
|—||United States Law Firm Group, Past President|
|—||Hartford Hospital, Board of Governors|
|—||iQuilt Partnership Inc., Board of Directors|
|—||HARC 2010 and 2011 Auction, Cochair|
|—||Interval House, Honorary Director; Men Make a Difference, Men Against Domestic Violence Group Member|
|—||Wadsworth Atheneum, Board of Electors, Audit Committee Member|
|—||New Horizons, Inc., Board of Directors|
|—||United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, Chair of 2012 Community Campaign; Board of Directors|
|—||Achieve Hartford!, Chairman of the Board|
|—||Greater Hartford Arts Council, Board of Directors|
|—||The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, Chair of Governance Committee and Board of Overseers|
|—||The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, Board of Trustees, Board Secretary, Executive and Corporate Giving Committees|
|—||University of Saint Joseph, Ambassador|
|—||Renbrook School, Board of Corporators|
|—||Listed in Connecticut Super Lawyers® in the area of Business Litigation since 2006 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)|
|—||AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated in Martindale-Hubbell™ in the areas of Litigation and Products Liability (Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings is a trademark. AV Preeminent is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc.)|
|—||HARC Volunteer of the Year Award, 2012|
|—||Girl Scouts of Connecticut, Community Champion, 2012|