Eric Pinker

Top rated business litigation attorney in Dallas, Texas

Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann LLP
Eric Pinker
Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann LLP

Practice Areas: Business litigation, Intellectual property litigation, Appellate

Licensed in Texas since: 1990

Education: The University of Texas School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2023

Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann LLP

2100 Ross Avenue
Suite 2700
Dallas, TX 75201 Phone: 214-981-3837 Email: Eric Pinker Visit website


Eric Pinker has consistently been recognized as one of the top trial lawyers in Texas. He represents clients with passion and a single-minded focus on delivering outstanding results. Those results include multiple significant damage awards, monetary recoveries, nationwide permanent injunction awards (for patent holders), and successfully protecting defendants from numerous eight- and nine-figure claims.

Board certified in civil trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Eric Pinker has extensive experience in representing clients throughout the country in a wide range of complex commercial and intellectual property disputes. That experience, along with careful planning and a keen focus on those issues likely to determine a case, has helped produce an unparalleled record of achievement. "Our extensive courtroom experience, judgment and careful planning give us the advantage in every case,” he says, "and that's reflected in the results we obtain for our clients.”

Mr. Pinker is also a sought-after speaker on a wide range of legal topics, including several recent presentations on jury selection and matters relating to the qualification and successful challenge of expert witnesses. He is also active in Bar and community service activities, including the Dallas Bar Association's Trial Skill Section (Board Member from 2003–2013), the Patrick Higginbotham Inn of Court (Barrister from 2003-2007), the Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn American Inn of Court (founding Master from inception through the present) and the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas (Board Member and Vice-Chair). He is married to Melanie Johnson Pinker and is the father of two girls. He received both his undergraduate degree in Plan II, cum laude, and his JD, cum laude, from The University of Texas at Austin.

First Admitted: 1990, Texas

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Educational Background:
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A. (Plan II), cum laude
  • The University of Texas at Austin, J.D., cum laude
  • Top Corporate Defender, Dallas Business Journal, 2006
  • “Top 100 Lawyers”, 2008-2014
  • "Ten Rising Stars” by Texas Lawyer, 2000
  • Best Lawyers® in America (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commerical Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, and Trust & Estate Litigiation), 2009-2015
  • Recognized by Chambers & Partners USA. 2013-2014
  • "500 Leading Plaintiff 's Lawyers in America” by Lawdragon, 2006
  • Recognized as a "Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys, 2015-2017
  • One of 500 Leading Lawyers in America, Lawdragon, 2007
  • Recognized as a "Texas Super Lawyer" by Thomson Reuters from 2003-2015 (as seen in Texas Monthly), and selected as one of the "Top 100 Lawyers" from 2008-2015
  • Dallas' "Best Lawyers Under 40” by D Magazine, 2002 and 2004
  • Recognized by his peers in D Magazine as one of the "Best Lawyers in Dallas", 2015-2017
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Master, The Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn American Inn of Court (Intellectual Property)
  • Director, Trial Skills Section of Dallas Bar Association
  • Obtained confidential $5+ million award in audit malpractice arbitration
  • Obtained willful infringement and trademark jury verdicts in Mannatech, Inc. v. Glycobiotics, after which the Court entered permanent injunctive relief in favor of Mannatech
  • Obtained $45 million settlement on behalf of bunkrupty trustee in claim against parent company and former officers and directors
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Board member, Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas  
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Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2007

Office location for Eric Pinker

2100 Ross Avenue
Suite 2700
Dallas, TX 75201


21 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2023

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Top 100: Texas Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019, 2021 - 2023 Top 100: Dallas/Fort Worth Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2023

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