Mr. Engel began practicing law in 2004 when he opened up the Engel Law Office in 2004. In 2008, he formed the Engel Law Group, and acted as its president until the firm ceased family law operations on April 30, 2015. He then moved from Seattle, WA, to Dallas, Texas and began practicing in Dallas, TX. Today, the Engel Law Firm serves people in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metropolitan area. Prior to practicing law, Eric clerked for a divorce judge in Spokane, WA. He also worked as a legal intern representing indigent criminal defendants in misdemeanor matters, including domestic violence charges, in Seattle Municipal court. He also interned for a firm in insurance defense, and represented Spokane County as an intern while prosecuting criminal offenses. Eric earned two Bachelor degrees from the University of Washington. He earned a degree in English and another in Political Science.
Eric attended both Gonzaga and Seattle University Schools of Law. During law school, Eric earned a spot on the prestigious Law Review team where he became an associate editor. He also served as a member of the Moot Court team arguing a mock appellate matter before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, CA. He graduated from law school, in 2003, with a 3.3 GPA in the top twentieth percent of his class. Mr. Engel has extensive experience handling litigation matters in civil cases.
Today, Mr. Engel helps people find creative ways out of debt using tools from debt negotiation to bankruptcy to some fundamental budgeting counseling. In addition to helping people find financial freedom and get out of debt, he helps clients get even with harassing debt collectors by filing lawsuits against debt collectors using the FDCPA statute. Finally, he helps his clients rebuild or repair their credit after bankruptcy or after using a debt consolidation firm.
Besides working for his clients, Eric is an avid runner. He also enjoys reading, playing the piano, Astronomy, drifting off to a galaxy far far away, and spending time with his children. He lives in Dallas.