Eric M. Christiansen began his professional career in 1993 as a Florida workers’ compensation adjuster. Mr. Christiansen gained a depth of experience in a broad variety of claims, including those arising from accidents in heavy industry, retail, staffing, and PEO environments.
Mr. Christiansen, while working full time as an adjuster, completed his undergraduate studies at Florida Southern College. Mr. Christiansen thus earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, graduating with highest honors. In 2000, Mr. Christiansen began studies at the University of Florida College of Law. While in law school, he worked as a law clerk for a workers’ compensation defense firm gaining additional insight and knowledge of the carrier workings of the legal defense side of a workers’ compensation claim. Mr. Christiansen graduated with honors and in the top 15% of his graduating class. While in law school, he earned Book Awards in Admiralty, Executive Compensation, and Employee Benefits. After law school, he rejoined the defense firm as an attorney.
In 2005, he returned to the claims industry, and worked as a corporate employee in a variety of roles with increasing levels of responsibility. Mr. Christiansen’s most recent role in the claims industry was as a client services director for one of the largest claims administrators in the country. Mr. Christiansen was tasked with designing, implementing, and managing workers’ compensation and liability programs for large employers.
Recently, Mr. Christiansen realized his real passion was the practice of law. Having seen a number of injustices in his years within the insurance industry, he wanted to assist those in need, who had been unfairly treated within the workers’ compensation system. He joined Lancaster & Eure to represent the injured workers of our community, and to assist them in obtaining the benefits to which they are entitled.
Mr. Christiansen understands the Florida workers’ compensation system can be complicated and frustrating for an injured worker, and he takes great satisfaction from helping injured workers get the benefits they deserve.