Eric Troutman

Eric Troutman

Attorney at Womble Bond Dickinson

Womble Bond Dickinson


Eric is one of the country’s prominent Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) defense attorneys, having served as lead defense counsel on over 30 nationwide TCPA class actions and having handled hundreds of individual TCPA cases. He also “wrote the book” on TCPA defense, having co-authored the nation’s first comprehensive practice guide on the subject. In addition, he has helped spearhead the banking industry’s push for TCPA clarity before the Federal Communications Commission and has assisted on numerous appeals addressing hot-button TCPA issues.

With such a deep litigation background, Eric helps his clients see the broader view and chart cohesive national litigation strategies that work. He works with a team of dedicated litigators and a nationwide network of local counsel to help defend banks and finance companies in litigation throughout the country, and has been admitted pro hac vice in nearly two dozen jurisdictions. He’s also an accomplished trial lawyer, having earned a multi-million dollar jury verdict and several defense verdicts for some of the country’s largest banks and finance companies.

Eric has also handled a diverse range of individual and class cases including claims under the FCRA, CCRA, CLRA, FDCPA, RFDCPA, FCCPA, UCC, California Penal Code Section 632, UCL, Washington CPA, TILA, RESPA, HOBOR, complex business disputes, fraud, and bank operations.

Experience aside, Eric is a litigator of uncanny creativity. He commonly dreams up new angles to attack old problems, and helps his clients solve their biggest litigation challenges with fresh ideas and agile thinking. He enjoys nothing more than rolling out a brand new legal argument that earns a first-in-the-nation result.
His practice focuses on financial services litigation, general and complex commercial litigation and appellate work.