Eric Romano

Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney

Eric Romano is a Board Certified Trial Attorney with Romano Law Group in West Palm Beach, Florida.  He received his B.S. degree in Business Management from Florida State University in 1993, where he played football for Coach Bobby Bowden, and he earned his J.D. degree from Stetson University College of Law in 1997.

He began his career in 1997 as a prosecutor with the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office.  As an Assistant State Attorney, he prosecuted a wide variety of criminal cases in the Misdemeanor, Juvenile, Domestic Violence and Felony trial divisions.  He left the State Attorney’s Office to join Romano, Eriksen & Cronin in 2001, which was renamed Romano Law Group in 2007.  He has gone to verdict in more than 125 civil and criminal trials.

Eric currently serves as President of the Florida Justice Association and is a Past President of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and the Melvin M. Belli Society.  He is also a member of the American Association for Justice, The National Trial Lawyers, the Palm Beach County Bar Association, The Palm Beach County Justice Association and the Palm Beach County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is a Life Member of both the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  He concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury/wrongful death, criminal defense, and commercial litigation, and he frequently lectures in the areas of both criminal and civil trial practice.

Eric is admitted to the Florida Bar, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the Middle District of Florida, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.  He is Board-Certified by both the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Criminal Trial Law and is “AV” rated by Martindale-HubbellSM.

Education

  • B.S. in Business Management, Florida State University, 1993
  • Institute on World Legal Problems, University of Innsbruck, 1995
  • J.D., Stetson University College Of Law, 1997

Bar Admissions

  • Florida Bar – 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida – 2002
  • U.S. Supreme Court – 2005
  • 11 th Circuit Court of Appeals – 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida – 2010

Certifications

  • Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer (Florida Bar) – 2006
  • Board Certified in Criminal Trial Advocacy (National Board of Trial Advocacy) – 2013

Awards, Honors and Recognitions

  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 2003
  • Best Lawyers – since 2013
  • Florida Super Lawyers – since 2009
  • Lawyer to Legacy Bronze Eagle Award – Florida Justice Association – 2011
  • Lawyer to Legacy Silver Eagle Award – Florida Justice Association – 2013
  • Professor McKinley Smiley Award – Young Lawyers Section of the Florida Justice Association – 2013
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum – since 2014
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum – since 2014
  • Nation’s Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel – 2015, 2016
  • McKinley Smiley Lighthouse Award – Southern Trial Lawyers Association – 2016

Memberships and Professional Associations

  • American Association for Justice, since 2001
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, since 2001 (President 2009-2010)
  • Florida Justice Association, since 2001 (Board of Directors 2005-2016; Executive Committee 2015-2017; Secretary 2017-2018; Treasurer 2018-2019; President-Elect 2019-2020; President 2020-present)
  • Palm Beach County Justice Association, since 2001 (Board of Directors 2005-2007)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Life Member since 2001)
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Life Member)
  • Melvin Belli Society, since 2006 (Board of Directors 2009-2014; Parliamentarian 2014-2015; Treasurer 2015-2016; Secretary 2016-2017; President-Elect 2017-2018; President 2018-2019)
  • The National Trial Lawyers, since 2009 (Executive Committee Member)
  • Palm Beach County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, since 2001
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, since 1997

Community Involvement

  • 2008-2011 Volunteer T-Ball Coach – Wellington Youth Baseball League
  • 2012-2014 Volunteer Coach – Upward Basketball
  • 2012-2018 Volunteer Coach – WCFL Football League

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