Eric A. Hudson


Phone: 512.472.0288

Location: Austin Office

Overview

Eric A. Hudson is Senior Trial Counsel in Germer’s Austin office. Eric focuses on constitutional and civil rights claims both at the trial and appellate levels. He has also frequently been called upon to analyze issues related to complex and class litigation. Over the last seven years, Eric has tried several cases before federal district courts throughout Texas and briefed and argued numerous cases before the US courts of appeals and Texas’ intermediate appellate courts. His cases have run the spectrum of legal issues, including those involving administrative, constitutional, federal programs, and employment, as well as those raising complex class and sovereign immunity issues.

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Professional background

Before joining Germer, Eric served as an assistant attorney general in the Office of the Texas Attorney General, finishing his service in its Special Litigation Unit, where he represented the State of Texas in high profile litigation and advised senior state officials on critical legal issues. Prior to his work for the Office of the Texas Attorney General, Eric served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of Texas.

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas – 2007
    • All Texas state courts
  • State Bar of New Mexico – 2009 (inactive status)
    • All New Mexico state courts
  • US District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • US District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • US Supreme Court
  • US Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation

Education

  • Loyola New Orleans College of Law
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence — 2007
  • University of Houston
    • Bachelor of Science in Economics – 2004

Representative Experience and Cases

  • Daves, et al. v. Dallas Cnty., Tex., et al., 984 F.3d 381 (5th Cir. 2020)
  • Mi Familia Vota, et al. v. Abbott, et al., 977 F.3d 461 (5th Cir. 2020);
  • Cotropia v. Chapman, 978 F.3d 282 (5th Cir. 2020);
  • Ituah, by her guardian, McKay, et al. v. Austin State Hospital, et al., No. A-18-CV-11-RP, 2020 WL 354949 (W.D. Tex. Jan. 3, 2020) (slip op.) recommending denial of class certification); Ituah, by her guardian, McKay, et al. v. Austin State Hospital, et al., No. A-18-CV-11-RP, 2020 WL 343973 2020 WL 343973 (W.D. Tex. Jan. 21, 2020) (slip op.) (adopting recommendation);
  • Anderson v. Valdez, 913 F.3d 472 (5th Cir. 2019);
  • Wilkerson v. Univ. of North Tex., No. 15-cv-540 (E.D. Tex. Aug. 10, 2015). Jury trial held December 10-13, 2018, resulted in a complete defense verdict. Related opinions: Wilkerson v. Univ. of North Tex., et al., 878 F.3d 147 (5th Cir. 2017);
  • Texas Tech Univ. v. Dolcefino Comm., L.L.C., 565 S.W.3d 442 (Tex. App.–Amarillo 2018) Argued: November 7, 2018;
  • Slabisak v. Univ. of Texas Health Sci. Ctr. at Tyler, et al., No. 17-CV-597 (E.D. Tex. Aug. 25, 2017). Jury trial held November 13-20, 2018, resulted in a complete defense verdict. Related opinions: Slabisak v. Univ. of Texas Health Sci. Ctr. at Tyler, et al., No. 17-CV-597, 2018 WL 1072511 (E.D. Tex. Feb. 27, 2018) (dismissing Title IX claims under Lakoski preemption theory);
  • Bustillos v. El Paso Cnty. Hosp. Dist., 891 F.3d 214 (5th Cir. 2018) Argued: Feb. 8, 2018;
  • Legacy Cmty. Health Servs., Inc. v. Charles Smith, 881 F.3d 358 (5th Cir. 2018);
  • Premier Learning Acad., Inc., v. Tex. Educ. Agency, 521 S.W.3d 439 (Tex. App.—Austin 2017, pet. denied);
  • Anderson v. Valdez, 845 F.3d 580 (5th Cir. 2016). Argued: Feb. 29, 2016;  Tex. Dep’t of Motor Vehicles, et al. v. Fry Auto Servs., et al., D-1-GN-16-003995 (345th Jud. Dist. Ct.); 03-17-00034-CV, 2017 WL 2985815 (Tex. App.—Austin 2017) (app. br.);
  • Jariwala v. Univ. Tex. Med. Branch at Galveston, 2016 WL 740661 (S.D. Tex. Jan. 8, 2016) Jury trial held in January of 2016 resulted in a complete defense verdict;
  • Mills v. Garcia, et al., 650 Fed. App’x 873 (5th Cir. 2016); 2016 WL 4530935 (S.D. Tex. July 28, 2016) Bench trial held in July of 2016 resulted in a complete defense verdict.

Contact the Attorneys at Germer PLLC for a consultation today. We provide services for clients in Beaumont, Austin, Houston and surrounding areas.

Beaumont:

GERMER PLLC
550 Fannin, Suite 400
Beaumont, Texas 77701
Ph: 409.654.6700
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Austin:

GERMER BEAMAN & BROWN PLLC
One Barton Skyway
1501 S Mopac Expy, Suite A400
Austin, TX 78746
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America Tower, 2929 Allen Parkway,
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