Eric McAliley brings more than two decades of legal experience to his representation of professionals in malpractice claims and of clients with respect to high exposure personal injury and CGL claims. He draws on his education in accounting/tax, and unique prior career experience in engineering with Pratt & Whitney and the South Florida Water Management District to bring added value to his practice. Eric defends cases on behalf of clients involving issues of professional malpractice, legal malpractice, negligence, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and other common law and statutory claims. Eric represents attorneys, financial professionals, including securities brokers-dealers, accountants, and insurance agents.

Eric’s personal injury and CGL practice consists of defending claims involving physical and emotional injuries including, but not limited to, automobile negligence, negligent security, premises liability, 1983 claims, and intentional torts. With respect to claims against governmental entities, Eric regularly handles cases involving complex issues of constitutional law, sovereign immunity, civil rights, torts, and common law claims.

Eric also serves as trial counsel for the firm’s clients and carriers and assists with the firm’s trial teams.


  • University of Florida, College of Law, J.D., cum laude (1999)
  • University of Alabama School of Law, LLM in Taxation ((Candidate))
  • Florida Atlantic University, B.A., Accounting, magna cum laude (1996)

Office Location

  • Boca Raton - Florida
  • Miami - Florida
  • Jacksonville - Florida
  • Orlando - Florida

Leadership, Membership & Honors

  • Recipient, the Professor Emeritus Mandell Glicksberg Book Award in Property
  • Recipient, Book Award in Secured Transactions
  • Recipient, Book award in Copyright Law
  • Recipient, Book Award in Business Organizations
  • The Florida Bar
  • Dade County Bar Association, including the Young Lawyers Section
  • Professional Liability Institute
  • American Bar Association

Eric is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States District Courts of Florida in the Middle District and in the Southern District. As a result of receiving the highest score on the August 1999 Florida Bar exam, Eric had the honor of speaking before the Supreme Court of Florida on behalf of the newly admitted attorneys.

Areas of Expertise

  • Professional Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Personal Injury Protection
  • Negligent Security
  • General Liability
  • Governmental Liability