Practice Areas

Commercial Transportation Litigation; Transportation and Logistics Contracts; Vendor Disputes; Products Liability; Judgment Enforcement.


Villanova University School of Law, J.D. 2009, cum laude, Order of the Coif
West Chester University of Pennsylvania, B.S. 2003, cum laude

Contact Information
Direct Line: 215-609-1108

Eric C. Palombo


Mr. Palombo graduated cum laude from The Villanova University Law School, where he was awarded Order of the Coif. After having completed his one year judicial clerkship, Mr. Palombo joined Keenan, Cohen & Merrick in 2010. Mr. Palombo has extensive litigation experience in both federal and state courts in a wide array of jurisdictions. Since joining KCM, he has represented clients in various forums with respect to disputes involving freight claims, demurrage, transportation contracts, products liability and vendor disputes.

Admissions and Memberships

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the District of North Dakota
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • Association of Transportation Law Professionals

Representative Engagments

CSX Transp., Inc. v. Auburn Thirty Six, LLC, et al.4:12-CV-1984-JAR, 2014 WL 2480610 (E.D. Mo. June 3, 2014) successful in moving U.S. District Court in Missouri to grant summary judgment on behalf of client in a breach of contract dispute, resulting a judgment in excess of $900,000 against both the defendant corporation and its principal, as well as dismissal of defendants’ counterclaim of misrepresentation.

CSX Transp., Inc. v. ABC & D Recycling, Inc.CIV.A. 11-30268-FDS, 2013 WL 3070770 (D. Mass. June 14, 2013) successful in convincing U.S. District Court in Massachusetts that parties had incorporated additional tariff terms into their transportation contract, resulting in summary judgment in the amount of $425,000.

Pegasus Transp. Grp., Inc. v. CSX Transp., Inc., 05-12-00465-CV, 2013 WL 4130899 (Tex. App. Aug. 14, 2013) successful in convincing Texas Court of Appeals to uphold award of summary judgment, despite defendant’s attempt to use a sham affidavit to create an issue of fact.


  • The STB’s Proposed Rules for Demurrage: Old Problems Solved and New Problems Created
  • Freight Loss and Damage Claims: Preemption in the Context of Private Transportation Contracts


When not working, Mr. Palombo enjoys spending time with his family and playing soccer.  Eric has traveled extensively across Italy.

Telephone: 215-609-1110       Fax: 215-609-1117