Eric A. Inglis Partner

Eric A. Inglis regularly represents Fortune 500, closely held, and non-profit corporations and their shareholders in the State and Federal Courts of New Jersey.  In addition, he also represents a wide variety of licensed professionals in malpractice matters.

Clients often call on Mr. Inglis, who co-chairs Schenck, Price, Smith & King’s Litigation Department and co-chairs its Commercial Litigation Practice Group, when they are faced with crises that call for immediate and emergent solutions that can be achieved only through litigation.  To cite just a few examples, he has assisted clients in recovering millions of dollars from an embezzling employee, obtained favorable buyout packages for clients embroiled in shareholder litigations, and fought to have terminated a client’s long-term commercial lease that a landlord fraudulently induced his client to sign.  Mr. Inglis’s commercial litigation experience has encompassed a broad range of industries, from commercial real estate to the petroleum industry to cable television. 

In his professional liability practice, Mr. Inglis defends a variety of licensed professionals, including lawyers, doctors, architects, engineers, real estate agents, property managers, surveyors, and insurance agents, in multi-million dollar claims.  Mr. Inglis’s experience as a commercial litigator informs his representation of these professional clients and gives him a better understanding of those clients as businesspeople.  In addition, the aggressive and high-stakes nature of Mr. Inglis’s commercial litigation gives him an edge that distinguishes him from other professional liability defense litigators.

Mr. Inglis is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney and has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell for ethical standards and legal ability.

Mr. Inglis has repeatedly been named as one of the “Top 100” attorneys as determined by the New Jersey Super Lawyers® * list featured in New Jersey Monthly magazine.

Mr. Inglis is the past President and still a member of the Board of the Morristown and Morris Township Library Foundation, a private foundation that supports the Joint Free Public Library of Morristown and Morris Township and owns and manages commercial property as part of that entity's endowment.

Mr. Inglis is also the past President and still a member of the West Morris Soccer Club, which manages recreational and travel soccer programs across four municipalities.  He is also a licensed youth soccer referee and coach.

In 2016, as part of Schenck, Price, Smith & King's pro bono efforts and as featured in the Star Ledger article linked below, Mr. Inglis represented and obtained legal asylum in the United States for a Russian citizen who had been persecuted for his support of an independent Ukraine and his opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin.  Following that successful representation, Mr. Inglis continues representing pro bono clients.

Star-Ledger Article

Areas of Concentration

Real estate-related litigation, lease disputes, oppressed minority shareholder claims, partnership disputes, fraud claims, employee theft claims, collection claims, professional liability defense.

Representative Matters

Representative commercial litigation matters:

  • Obtained $9,000,000 judgment and multi-million dollar recovery in complex fraud, RICO, and professional malpractice claim on behalf of a closely held corporation victimized by employee theft
  • Tried and obtained a “no cause” jury verdict in favor of a Fortune 500 corporation accused of fraud and of maintaining corrupt procurement and bidding processes
  • Tried and obtained liability jury verdict in favor of landlord and against tenant that failed to properly restore commercial space at conclusion of lease term
  • Obtained injunction and summary judgment voiding competitor's right of first refusal and allowing client to purchase 300-acre farm
  • Successfully defended, tried, and achieved favorable settlement for engineering firm that allegedly oppressed a number of its minority shareholders
  • Prosecuted to a successful conclusion a binding, privately arbitrated partnership dispute among medical professionals who accused each other of illicit use of controlled substances, engaging in inappropriate conduct with patients, and blackmail

Representative professional liability matters:

  • Obtained summary judgment for architect alleged to have caused $4,000,000 in damages by negligently failing to advise of need to obtain soil disturbance permit
  • Obtained summary judgment on wrongful death claim asserted against safety consultant arising out of construction project on Newark Bay
  • Successfully defended real estate property management firm in connection with claim it violated fiduciary duties arising out of a court-appointed receivership
  • Obtained summary judgment of consumer fraud and other statutory claims asserted against architect
  • Successfully defended and achieved favorable settlement for insurance agent alleged to have negligently failed to explain trade credit insurance to plaintiff
  • Successfully defended and obtained “no cause” jury verdict in favor of a pair of nurses in a nursing malpractice/wrongful death case
  • Defended and tried on behalf of a hospital and a lab technician one of the few “wrongful life” cases ever tried to conclusion in New Jersey

* The Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists are issued by 
Thompson Reuters.  A description of the selection methodology 
can be found at Super Lawyers Selection Process. No aspect of 
this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.