Eric Knowles is an Associate in MKCI’s Florham Park, NJ office. His practice focuses on litigation, which includes the defense of individuals, businesses, and insurance carriers in a variety of contexts, including insurance coverage analyses and disputes. Eric appreciates the importance of keeping his clients updated regarding their cases, claims, and developments in the litigation overall. He is confident in the courtroom while questioning witnesses and presenting oral arguments which maximizes the strengths of his clients’ cases. Eric has extensive experience in all stages of litigation, including drafting of pleadings, discovery, dispositive motions and trial documents and conducting depositions.
Prior to joining MKCI in 2020, Eric served as an Assistant Prosecutor in the Trial Division for the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office. As an Assistant Prosecutor, he gained litigation experience prosecuting a wide array of criminal offenses that concluded in an agreed disposition with defense counsel or trial. Eric was responsible for providing legal advice to police officers in Hudson County for the investigation and prosecution of numerous crimes. He also managed Hudson County’s gun permits, where he approved or denied permits to carry firearms and represented the county regarding firearm appeals. Eric began his prosecutorial career in the Appellate Unit, where he briefed and argued criminal appeals before the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.
Prior to serving as an Assistant Prosecutor, Eric worked as in-house counsel for a wine distributor and served as a law clerk for the Honorable Ernest M. Caposela, A.J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey, Passaic Vicinage where he gained experience in civil, criminal, and family law.
In addition to his work with MKCI, Eric enjoys performing stand-up comedy and is an avid sports fan.
Eric obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Roger Williams University School of Law. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Manhattan College, where he was a member of the Honors Enrichment Program.