Criminal defense cases cover both criminal suits — charges brought by the government to punish an individual for an act classified as a crime — and civil suits — claims brought by individuals or organizations as a dispute over rights and duties.
I have had my right knee completely reconstructed, lower back surgery, a broken right arm, broken nose, broken collarbone, and the list goes on. I worked in the Douglas County Attorney’s Office in Omaha, Nebraska as a criminal prosecutor until the fall of 2007. So for me it was a natural fit after leaving the prosecutor’s office to move my practice of law into the two areas I know best and am most interested in, criminal defense and personal injury. I was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. I attended the University of Kansas for undergraduate school, and I received my law degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law. Shortly after graduating from UNL, I moved back to Omaha where I worked as a criminal prosecutor until opening The Law Office of Eric R. Chandler in September of 2007.