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Eric Cunningham is a litigation attorney in the Greensboro office of Ellis & Winters and focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and tort matters. He is a native North Carolinian and was born and raised in Charlotte. Before beginning his career at the firm, he served as a summer associate in 2021.

Eric received his law degree from the Elon University School of Law after receiving his B.A. in political science, with a minor in leadership studies from Elon University. It was Elon’s experiential learning philosophy that led Eric to Elon Law. As an undergraduate, he participated in a study abroad program in London focusing on “Western Democracy.”

In law school, Eric was involved in leadership roles with the Black Law Students Association, served as a Leadership Fellow, competed in Moot Court, and served as the Business Editor for the Elon Law Review. Additionally, he worked as a research assistant for various professors exploring contract related issues and assisted a professor in publishing textbooks on criminal law and evidence curriculums.

In addition to extracurriculars and coursework, Eric completed an externship with the Honorable Tobias Hampson of the North Carolina Court of Appeals. While at the Court of Appeals, he contributed to the drafting of opinions on several cases, one of which was later published. Eric also had various work experiences with employment litigation firms.

As a first-generation college student and first-generation lawyer, Eric is passionate about education and exploring societal needs. He serves as a mentor to his younger sisters, both of whom are pursuing advanced education. In his free time, Eric enjoys running pick-up basketball games with his former high school teammates, playing with his dog, and exploring escape rooms in Charlotte with his sisters.





  • Elon University School of Law
    • Honors: Leadership Fellow
    • Business Editor, Elon Law Review
  • Elon University, B.A., Political Science, minor in Leadership Studies


  • North Carolina