Eric A. McEnerneyAttorney
Eric A. McEnerney is a litigation attorney with Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, focusing primarily on auto injury litigation, Social Security Disability, and Supplemental Security Income cases.
Originally from the town of Herald in Northern California, Mr. McEnerney grew up in a farming family, working on the family farm in high school. During high school, in addition to his studies, Mr. McEnerney enjoyed working on his truck with his friends, as well as playing guitar and singing. He followed his love for music to South Plains College in Levelland, Texas, where he studied Commercial Music, performing country and bluegrass music around West Texas. Mr. McEnerney’s summers found him working on a dude ranch near Gunnison, Colorado, taking guests on overnight horseback trail rides, cooking over a campfire, and performing music for guests. He also performed as the lead singer in the Rodeo Monkey band, performing five shows each day at the Back Porch Stage at Six Flags Over Texas for the summers of 2004 through 2006.
After South Plains College, Mr. McEnerney attended Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he graduated magna cum laude with a 3.89/4.00 GPA and earned his Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus on Music Business. While in Nashville, Mr. McEnerney worked for the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium, Miss Marple’s Dinner Theatre, interned for Music City Artists and Broken Bow Records, and volunteered in the Belmont Service Corps. Mr. McEnerney’s favorite professors at Belmont University were attorneys, as he noticed and admired their brilliance, logical thinking, and teaching styles. These professors inspired Mr. McEnerney to pursue a legal education.
Mr. McEnerney applied for and was accepted into the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law’s Tennessee Institute for Pre-Law (TIP) program in 2008. As part of this competitive program, the law school provided his room, board, and tuition. The program prepared him for law school, with classes in contracts, property law, civil procedure, legal methods, and oral argument. During his first year of law school, Mr. McEnerney won the Dean’s Award for Best Memorandum, placed third (out of 46 teams) in the Freshman Moot Court Competition, and served as a JAG Corps Summer Intern with the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army Judge Advocate General Corps at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
Beginning in his second year of law school, Mr. McEnerney competed, was selected, and proudly served on the University of Memphis Law Review. He also served as Research Assistant to the Herff Chair of Excellence in Law, Torts Professor Andrew J. McClurg, tracking down sources and editing Professor McClurg’s Temple Law Review article, Fight Club: Doctors vs. Lawyers – A Peace Plan Grounded in Self-Interest. Mr. McEnerney is a proud recipient of the Jerome Rosengarten Memorial Scholarship. Following his second year of law school, Mr. McEnerney served as extern to the Honorable Holly Kirby of the Tennessee Court of Appeals (now Justice Kirby of the Tennessee Supreme Court), drafting opinions and reviewing oral arguments. During his third year of law school, he served as Judicial Extern to United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee Magistrate Judge Tu M. Pham.
After law school, Mr. McEnerney practiced immigration law in Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee, allowing him to improve his Spanish-speaking skills while helping people who had fled dangerous situations in dangerous nations, those who were in fear of being torn away from their families, and those who wanted to lawfully remain in the United States, among others.
Mr. McEnerney became a part of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz in February 2012, where he began by representing people who had suffered traumatic injuries. Since September 2014, Mr. McEnerney has focused primarily on litigating automobile injury cases as well as representing clients at Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income hearings. Mr. McEnerney has argued cases in General Sessions and Circuit Courts across West Tennessee, in addition to the Tennessee Court of Appeals. He has proudly tried several cases and assisted in obtaining several large settlements for his clients. Since focusing on litigation, Mr. McEnerney has successfully assisted his clients in obtaining settlements, judgments, and Social Security Disability back pay.
When he is not at the office or in court, Mr. McEnerney enjoys spending time with his wife, her family, and her impressive number and variety of pets. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, canoeing, attending music festivals, and traveling to New Orleans, one of his favorite cities.
J.D., The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 2011
BBA., Belmont University, 2007
- Dean’s Award of Excellence for Best Memorandum
- 3rd place out of 46 teams in The Freshman Moot Court Competition
- CALI Excellence for the Future Award – International Business Transactions
- 95th Percentile in National COBA KAT (College of Business Administration Knowledge Assessment Test)