Eric P. Bacaj, Associate

Eric P. Bacaj, Associate

Divorce and Family Law

ebacaj@pasternakfidis.com

T 301.656.8850 Ext. 428

F 301.656.3053

7735 Old Georgetown Road
Suite 1100
Bethesda, MD 20814-6130


Education

B.A., Denison University

J.D., The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, cum laude

Bar Admissions

Maryland

District of Columbia

Virginia

New York

U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Eric is an associate in the firm’s family law practice.

After nearly a decade as a litigator, Eric is most comfortable in the courtroom, where he has successfully tried numerous cases before both judges and juries.  He previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, prosecuting complex federal crimes, such as fraud, public corruption, and regulatory offenses.  Eric was also an Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office, where he handled a wide variety of criminal cases, including child abuse and neglect.  During law school, Eric interned at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office, and the Arlington County Circuit Court.

Eric earned a law degree, cum laude, from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, where he won a national mock trial tournament held at the District of Columbia Superior Court.  Eric lives in Montgomery County with his wife, Becca, and children, Hudson, Sawyer, and Everly. Eric is a devoted Washington Nationals fan and enjoys running and playing the guitar in his free time.

Presentations

  • “United States v. Dennis Farrell, et al: A Case Study,” Department of Justice Environmental Crimes Seminar, Columbia, SC (2018)

Recognition

  • Environmental Protection Agency, Gold Medal for Exceptional Service

Books

Publications

Blog Posts

February 12, 2019

Books for Family Lawyers (Preview)

Parenting Plans: Meeting the Challenges with Facts and Analysis

After a separation or divorce, parents need to have a plan to raise their children. It can be particularly challenging to navigate a fundamentally cooperative undertaking after the parents’ relationship has ended. In Parenting Plans: Meeting the Challenges with Facts and Analysis (American Bar Association 2018), author Daniel Hynan, Ph.D., analyzes some of the issues a parenting plan should address. Dr. Hynan blends individual assessment with scientific studies in making his recommendations. Because nearly a quarter of all children of divorce suffer “significant adjustment problems,” it’s critical to make sure that each parenting plan fits the family. A well-constructed parenting plan can account for scheduling, decision-making, and other contingencies that might arise. Dr. Hynan provides guidance for lawyers, mediators, and other professionals who work with parents seeking to develop parenting plans… MORE >