Eric W. Reecher

  • Shareholder


Bristol, Virginia





Martindale-Hubbell | 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


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

Representative Cases

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


  • Delta Sigma Phi