Senior Partner and Chief Counsel
Eric Chase is the founding partner and chief counsel of the The Criminal Defense Group. As Chief Counsel of the firm, Mr. Chase oversees the teams of attorneys responsible for all aspects of The Group's legal matters around the country.
Chase is not only one of America's most respected and well known attorneys; he is also a seasoned defense attorney and an innovative leader in the legal profession. He is regularly featured as an expert on the national news and has generated a long and impressive track record of victories for his clients.
Chase, a native of Southfield, MI, received a B.A. Degree from Michigan State University in 1985. He received a J.D. degree from Boston University School of Law in 1988. After law school, Mr. Chase passed the New York Bar exam and immediately joined the Bronx Public Defenders office. He quickly built a reputation as an outstanding defense attorney in the New York legal community. After handling hundreds of cases for those not fortunate enough to afford private counsel, Chase knew that criminal defense was where he wanted to focus his efforts.
In 1990, Chase moved his family to Los Angeles where he soon established a thriving statewide criminal defense practice. Chase has been responsible for mentoring attorneys currently on staff as well as many attorneys that have moved on to start their own practices throughout the United States.
Chase has appeared as a legal commentator on Dateline NBC, MSNBC, CNN's Nancy Grace, Fox News, Fox's Studio B and numerous other network programs. Chase is licensed in California and New York and appears in State and Federal courts throughout the United States.