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Eric Chaffin


Assistant U.S. Attorney
Criminal Division
United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York

Honorable D. Brooks Smith
United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

(Judge Smith currently serves as Chief Judge for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.)

  • American Association for Justice
  • Leaders Forum, AAJ
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors, PAJ (2016-2020)
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • West Virginia Association for Justice
  • Injury Board
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates 
  • Recognized as a Super Lawyer, New York, 2010-2023

W&L University School of Law 
J.D., 1996, cum laude

    • Moot Court Board Chairman
    • John W. Davis Scholarship
    • Moot Court Winner of Best Brief and Runner-up for Best Oral Advocate
    • U.S. Attorney Externship (tried three federal jury trials to verdict)

West Virginia University
B.A., 1993, summa cum laude

    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • University Honors Scholar
    • Arts & Sciences Scholar
    • Judith Herndon Fellow
    • Debate Team Captain
    • Founder, WVU Chapter, Habitat for Humanity
  • Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School, Prosecutions & Trial Advocacy Clinic
  • Lecturer, Anti-Distracted Driving at various high schools in West Virginia and Pennsylvania
  • Lecturer, Off-label Marketing of Pharmaceutical Drugs and Medical Devices, Albany Law School
  • Author, “De-Escalate the Expert Discovery Wars,” AAJ Trial Magazine (June 2008)
  • Author, “Higher Education Law: The Relationship with the Faculty,” The Law of Higher Education, Pa. Bar. Inst. (1997)
  • Author, “Review of Third Circuit Antitrust Cases (May 1993-May 1995),” 1001 Antitrust Challenges in the 90’s: Enforcement Reaches New Heights, Pa. Bar. Inst. (1995)
  • Legal expert appearances in the Wall Street JournalForbes, ABC’s” Good Morning America,” CNBC’s “Power Lunch,”, Court Radio, Fox Radio, KDKA News Radio, and various Pittsburgh radio and television news affiliates.
  • Featured Author, The Legal Examiner
  • Team Reeve, NYC Marathon 2019
  • Trustee, Chaffin Luhana Foundation
  • Founder, Chaffin Luhana Foundation’s 10k Sandwiches
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