Eric N. Van De Water
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Sandy Springs, GA





Eric N. Van De Water has been a member of the State Bar of Georgia since 1997. He received a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Vanderbilt University in 1993 and a Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law in 1996. He attended Emory University School of Law as a visiting student from 1995-1996. Following law school, Mr. Van De Water served as a law clerk to the Macon Judicial Circuit for the Honorable Martha C. Christian and the Honorable Phillip S. Brown. Mr. Van De Water began his private practice in the area of general civil litigation, including insurance defense, commercial litigation, and medical malpractice defense.

For over twenty years, Mr. Van De Water has developed a commercial litigation practice with an emphasis on creditors’ rights and construction and real estate litigation. He helps clients resolve issues with business customers ranging from simple account collections to more complex contract disputes and suits to enforce lien or bond rights in connection with construction projects. He also assists clients with pre-litigation strategies as well as actions in the state, federal and bankruptcy courts of Georgia.

Areas Of Practice

  • Commercial Collections
  • Claims on Materialmen's Liens and Payment Bonds
  • Contract Disputes

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals


  • Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1996
  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
    • B.A. - 1993
    • Honors: cum laude

Representative Cases

  • Central Atlanta Tractor Sales, Inc. v. Athena Development, LLC, 289 Ga. App. 255, 2008
  • Washington Intern. Ins. Co. v. Hughes Supply, Inc., 271 Ga. App. 609, 2004
  • Continental Ins. Co. v. Equity Residential Properties Trust, 225 Ga. App. 445, 2002
  • Mortensen V. Fowler-Flemister Concrete, Inc., 252 Ga. App. 395, 2001
  • Clark V. Chorey, Taylor & Feil, P.C., 247 Ga. App. 591, 2001
  • Chorey, Taylor & Feil, P.C. v. Clark, 273 Ga. 143, 2000
  • Mann v. D.L. Lee & Sons, Inc., 245 G. App. 224, 2000
  • Hunter v. Cabe Group, Inc., 244 Ga. App. 162, 2000
  • Robinson v. Star Gas Of Hawkinsville, Inc., 243 Ga. App. 112, 2000

Representative Clients

  • Dealers Supply Company, Inc.
  • Southern Pipe & Supply Company, Inc.
  • Hajoca Corporation
  • Kloeckner Metals Corporation


  • Presenter, Construction Mechanics' and Materialmen's Liens, Seminar, ICLE, 2012
  • Presenter, Construction Lien Law Updates, Seminar, Lorman, 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Atlanta Bar Association, Member
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta, Member
  • State Bar of Georgia