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"I help clients identify their immediate and long-term goals so we can work creatively to discover the best solutions for their unique needs." - Eric Hacker 

R. Eric Hacker



Eric Hacker helps businesses and individuals with a broad range of Delaware legal matters. He practices primarily within the firm's Business Litigation and Business Law Counseling groups.

As a litigator, Eric handles both trials and appeals. He regularly assists clients in the Court of Chancery and the Delaware Supreme Court. Eric has helped clients with numerous issues, from corporate governance disputes to land use litigation to administrative agency actions. He has particular experience with disputes that cross multiple legal jurisdictions.

Eric also helps clients structure their business and personal relationships to avoid disputes and litigation. He counsels clients regarding business structures and agreements, and he advises clients on best practices.

Prior to joining Morris James, Eric had positions at a global law firm, as well as at state and federal agencies. Eric also interned with the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and clerked for the Delaware Family Court.

In addition to his regular practice, Eric also participates in numerous pro bono and educational activities. He represents pro bono clients through Delaware Volunteer Legal Services, and he serves as an attorney guardian ad litem through the Office of the Child Advocate. Eric teaches law courses as an adjunct with Delaware Technical & Community College and coaches the award-winning Sussex Central High School Mock Trial team. Each year, Eric also serves as an arbitrator and briefing judge for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, Austria.

Professional Affiliations

Delaware Community Legal Aid Society, Inc., Board of Directors, 2017 - present


News & Events



Delaware Today Top Lawyers, 2019-2020 (Appellate)

Emory University School of Law

  • Emory Moot Court Society, Special Teams, 2007-2009
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Judicial Law Clerk for the Family Court of the State of Delaware

Litigation Intern for the Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection

Judicial Intern for the Honorable Magistrate Judge Judith K. Guthrie


Delaware, 2015

Texas, 2009


Emory University School of Law, JD, 2009

Bucerlus Law School, Hamburg, Germany, 2008

University of North Texas, BA, cum laude, 2004

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