Eric presently serves as the Vice President of Strategy and Innovation for the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin and Upcycle Legal. He is also the founder of legal technology company, GrowPath. Eric has been with the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin in some capacity since early 2000 and is the longest serving employee of the firm.
Here & Now
Today, James Scott Farrin is one of the largest and most successful plaintiffs’ practices in the Southeast – perhaps in the United States. He was the chief architect for many of the firm’s core systems. His greatest work was in In re Black Farmers Discrimination Litigation, Case No. 08-mc-0511 (PLF) (D.D.C.). In addition to overseeing the firm’s client outreach, legislative, and administrative operations on this case, Eric served as class counsel’s point person for many issues including data analysis, technology, and client communication. His work was specifically cited in the Court’s opinion which resulted in a settlement of $1.25 Billion3 dollars and maximum fee award of nearly $100 Million dollars – most importantly more than $1 Billion dollars went directly to farmers. A former Marine with 15 patents issued and more pending, Eric has a passion for efficiency and innovation with a track record of leadership and success.
Eric has been with Upcycle Legal since its inception over five years ago. Upcycle Legal offers marketing and operations consulting to contingency law firms. He is frequently sought to assist firms from across the country to leverage his experience and expertise which varies from marketing, intake, operations, management, risk mitigation, and strategy. For client firms, he oversees the implementation of best practices, the organization and analysis of their data, as well as develops systems for managing complex projects or voluminous client inventories.
As the founder of legal technology company, GrowPath, he has been involved with the company in some capacity since its inception. Eric formerly served as the company’s Chief Product Officer where he designed and orchestrated the development of several software platforms for the company, including its intake and case management offerings. Eric is responsible for much of its present feature set and innovation. He is a named inventor on multiple U.S. patents with multiple patents pending. The patents on which he is named range from cybersecurity, logic, email routing, design, and the innovative buzzword™ concept. Eric now serves in an advisory role with GrowPath, providing input and ideas related to existing feature improvement as well as concepts for new features.
Prior to his work in the legal services and technology space, Eric was a licensed pastor in a church located in California’s Silicon Valley. During his five years of service, he worked with youth and adults, as well as oversaw the administrative affairs of the church. Prior to attending college, Eric enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he served a total of eight years within its active, reserve, and inactive reserve components; he was honorably discharged as a Corporal. During his service, Eric graduated from Marine Combat Training, the United States Navy’s Aviation Electrician School, as well as several naval programs related to avionics.
* Eric Sanchez is not a person admitted to practice law in any jurisdiction.
3Each case is unique and must be evaluated on its own merits. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Re Black Farmers Discrimination Litigation, the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin led a team of firms to recover $1.25 billion for African-American farmers from the U. S. government for discrimination.