Eric L. Hostetler

Eric L. Hostetler

Admitted to Practice in
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Indiana University Southeast (B.S., Marketing, 1994)
  • Florida Coastal School of Law (J.D., 2001)
Professional Activities
  • Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce (Board of Directors: 2018–Present; Executive Committee: 2020-2021; Former Vice-Chair, Board Governance)
  • Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court (2007–Present); Board of Directors, Membership Chair (2021-Present); Assistant Director of Membership (2016–2021)
  • Brevard County Bar Association (Board of Directors: 2009–2010, 2011–2015)
  • Brevard County Law Library (Chairperson: 2012–2015)
  • Brevard County Legal Aid (Board of Directors: 2012–2013)
Personal Activities
  • United Way Emerging Leaders (Chairperson: 2011–2012)
  • United Way of Brevard County (Board of Directors: 2011–2013)
  • United Way Campaign Cabinet (2011–2014)
  • Bridges Foundation Director (2016–Present)
  • Melbourne Civic Theatre (2015–2016); President (2016–Present)



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Eric Hostetler began his career in the Midwest as a runner for Franklin & Hance (now Franklin Law Group), a plaintiff’s medical malpractice firm in Louisville, KY. In 1997 he moved to Jacksonville, Florida to attend Florida Coastal School of Law. Eric worked full time as a clerk for Brown, Terrell & Hogan (now Terrell Hogan) while attending law school at night. After earning his law degree, Eric stayed in Jacksonville and worked for the law firm of Hiday & Rickey, P.A., where he focused on the areas of collection, foreclosure and subrogation. While at Hiday & Rickey, P.A., Eric represented many local credit unions and credit card companies in collection matters, as well as insurance companies across the U.S. dealing primarily in subrogating automobile accidents.

Eric moved to Brevard County in 2004 and began working for the law firm of Vance, Lotane & Bookhardt (now Lotane & Associates). There, Eric continued his practice of representing local credit unions in collection and foreclosure matters but focused on his main area of practice of representing insurance companies throughout the nation in subrogation matters, dealing specifically with automobile accidents. Eric has practiced statewide for nearly 20 years and currently focuses his practice on the areas of insurance litigation and commercial litigation.

Eric also takes the time to give back to the community by being involved in the United Way of Brevard County, where he has served on the Board of Directors and continues to be involved as the ECM for Widerman Malek. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, Eric serves on the Board of Directors for the Vasser B. Carlton Inn of Court as the Membership Chair, and he is the president of the Board of Directors for the Melbourne Civic Theatre located in downtown Melbourne.

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