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Eric W. Reecher

Eric W. Reecher

Bristol, Virginia
800-814-1892 (Toll free)
AV Preeminent | Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence | 2017 | Eric W. Reecher

Mr. Reecher's practice focuses primarily in the area of management-side labor and employment law, including both litigation and consultation. His practice also includes civil litigation and appeals, business consultation and transactions, corporate law, higher education law, housing authority law, personal injury, insurance defense, creditors' rights, and bankruptcy law.

Mr. Reecher received his undergraduate degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and his law degree from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia. He practices in the state courts of both Tennessee and Virginia, as well as in the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Tennessee and the Western District of Virginia, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the Sixth Circuit, and the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern District of Tennessee and the Western District of Virginia. Mr. Reecher also has experience before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and the state administrative agencies of Tennessee and Virginia.

He is involved in the Bristol community as a current member and the past-president of the Bristol Morning Rotary Club, and he serves on the Boards of Healing Hands Health Center, Inc. and Central Christian Church of Bristol, Inc. He previously served on the Boards of River's Way Outdoor Adventure Center and the Bristol Public Library Foundation.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1998

Areas of Practice

  • Labor & Employment Law - Employer
  • Civil Litigation and Appeals
  • Business Litigation and Transactions
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Corporate Law
  • Housing Authority Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Bankruptcy - Creditors
  • Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1998
  • Virginia, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 1999
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2005


  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1998
    • Honors: Moot Court Society
  • Duke University, Durham, NC
    • B.A. - 1995
    • Major: Public Policy Studies

Honors and Awards

  • Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™
  • A.M. Best Recommended Insurance Attorney
  • Named Rising Star by 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2008 Virginia Super Lawyers magazine
  • Bristol Morning Rotary Club 4-Way Test Award, 2012
  • Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow, 2000
  • Bristol Leadership Tomorrow, 2000

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association (Labor & Employment Law Section; Litigation Section), 1998 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association (Labor & Employment Law Section), 1998 - Present
  • Virginia Bar Association, 2006 - Present
  • Bristol, Tennessee Bar Association, President (2004), 1998 - Present
  • Bristol, Virginia Bar Association, President (2009), 1998 - Present
  • Society for Human Resource Management, 2004 - Present
  • Bristol Morning Rotary Club, President (2006 - 2007), 1999 - Present
  • River's Way Outdoor Adventure Center Board of Directors, Chairman of the Board (2002 - 2005), 1999 - 2016
  • Bristol Public Library Foundation Board of Directors, 2009 - 2015
  • Healing Hands Health Center Board of Directors, Treasurer (2006 - 2007), 2002 - 2007


  • Delta Sigma Phi

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Office Location

Elliott Lawson & Minor, P.C.
110 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 300
Bristol, VA 24201

Phone: 276-466-8400
Toll free: 800-814-1892
Fax: 276-466-8161

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