Eric was born and raised in Somerset, KY, where he graduated from Somerset High School. He went on to obtain a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Kentucky, graduating Cum Laude. He then stayed in Lexington and attended the UK College of Law.
While attending Law School, he was on the Trial Advocacy Board and a member of the Student Public Interest Law Foundation. He also worked for the UK Legal Clinic, Jessamine County Attorney's Office, and Lexington Public Defender's Office, where he represented clients as a criminal defense attorney. He graduated in May 2012 and was admitted to the Kentucky Bar in October 2012. After being admitted to the bar, he worked in Salyersville, Kentucky, primarily handling Social Security Disability claims.
Eric returned to Lexington in March 2013 to open up his own law firm, where he focuses his practice on criminal defense. He was admitted to practice in the U.S. Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, in May 2013. In his free time, he helps coach the Madison Southern High School Mock Trial team.