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Eric Tirschwell

Executive Director and Chief Litigation Counsel

Eric brings over 25 years of litigation and trial experience to his work overseeing Everytown Law’s docket, which includes a wide range of gun safety and Second Amendment litigation around the country.

Working with national and local law firms, city attorneys, and attorneys general, Eric and the Everytown Law team represent survivors, local governments, and others involved in gun violence prevention litigation, including cases against the gun industry, challenges to gun laws under the First and Second Amendments, and state firearms preemption law disputes. Eric’s prior litigation experience includes handling scores of criminal cases as a federal prosecutor (including gun crimes, stock fraud, and international drug trafficking) and litigating complex civil, criminal, and constitutional matters for over a decade as a litigation partner at the Kramer Levin law firm in New York.

Eric has published on a range of topics from the Second Amendment to criminal justice reform, including co-authoring a textbook, law review articles and op/eds. He served as national Chair of the U.S. Sentencing Commission’s Practitioners Advisory Group, on the Federal Bar Council’s Public Service Committee, on the board of The Fund for Modern Courts, and as a member of the Citizens Crime Commission’s Lawyers Council. Eric is a recipient of the Department of Justice Director’s Award, the New York Law Journal’s Lawyers Who Lead by Example Award, and Her Justice’s Commitment to Justice Award. He taught as an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School and as a visiting lecturer at NYU Law School. He is an honors graduate of Harvard Law School and Amherst College and served as a law clerk to United States District Judge David Kenyon in Los Angeles.


  • New York


  • Amherst College, B.A.
  • Harvard Law School, J.D., honors

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • United States District Courts, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Third, Seventh, and Eleventh Circuits and for the District of Columbia
  • United States Supreme Court