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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, with a focus on appellate litigation.

Eric's peers have twice selected him as Delaware's top appellate attorney in Delaware Today's annual survey of Delaware attorneys. As a litigator, Eric also regularly assists clients with corporate governance disputes and with fiduciary duty litigation in Delaware's Court of Chancery. Eric has successfully represented clients in all of Delaware's courts, and he has experience with disputes that cross multiple legal jurisdictions.

With more than a decade of experience, 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 corporate practices.

Eric's diverse background allows him to help clients navigate complex legal situations. Before joining Morris James, Eric held positions at a global law firm, state and federal agencies, and state and federal courts. And Eric studied comparative business law at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany.

Along with his regular practice, Eric participates in numerous pro bono and educational activities. Eric routinely publishes pieces regarding developments in Delaware corporate law. He represents pro bono clients through Delaware Volunteer Legal Services and the Office of the Child Advocate. Eric also coached the award-winning Sussex Central High School Mock Trial team at the state and national level. Each year, Eric 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; Treasurer, 2018 - present.


Articles & Publications

News & Events



Delaware Today Top Lawyers, Appellate Law, 2019 - Present 

Emory University School of Law

  • Emory Moot Court Society, Special Teams, 2007-2009
T 302.856.0023
F 302.571.1750


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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