Ericka is an associate attorney concentrating in the fields of medical malpractice defense, nursing home litigation, and general liability. She has experience representing major metropolitan medical hospitals, physicians, dentists, nurses, home health attendants, and other health care professionals. Ericka has also been appointed to the Diversity + Inclusion Counsel of the prestigious American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA).
Ericka has been named one of the top rated Medical Malpractice attorneys by Super Lawyers magazine and she has been selected to the New York Metropolitan Rising Stars list since 2015. Each year, no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
In 2019, she was selected as a member of the National Bar Association's 40 Under 40 - Nation's Best Advocates. This award recognizes the nation's top lawyers under 40 who demonstrate a wide range of high achievements, including in innovation, perception, leadership, legal and community involvement.
Ericka was appointed to serve on the New York City Bar Association's Judiciary Committee (Class of 2020). The New York City Bar Association's Judiciary Committee has been in existence for over 140 years evaluating candidates for election, appointment, designation and certification to judicial office and other offices connected with the administration of justice in state and federal courts in New York City.
Ericka has published on topics including medical malpractice, risk management and litigation practice. Prior to beginning her legal career, she worked as a Registered Nurse in both the hospital and long-term care settings. In addition, she worked extensively as a Manager and Supervisor of numerous healthcare and long-term care facilities across the United States.
Prior to law school, Ericka earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Howard University and a Master of Public Health from Oregon Health and Sciences University. She received her J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law, where she served as President of the Health Law Society.
Failure to Diagnose Pregnant Woman's Fetal Defects Including Missing Limbs Leads to $4.5 Million Verdict - Physician Risk Management Newsletter, Volume I, No. 3 (September 2012)
Numbness and Difficulty After Orthopedic Surgery Result in More Than $1 Million Verdict for the Plaintiff - Physician Risk Management Newsletter, Volume 2, No. 5 (November 2013)
Practical Steps Law Firms and Organizations Can Take to Maintain ad Diverse and Inclusive Workforce - AHLA Connections Magazine, Volume 22, No. 4 (May 2018)
The Power of Inclusion - The CLM Magazine, Issue 8, Vol. 3 (August 2019)
Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living, Home Care & Hospice
Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 2009
Oregon Health and Sciences University, M.P.H., 2005
Howard University, B.S.N., 2004
BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS
U.S. District Courts Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
OTHER PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
American Health Lawyers Association
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
- Co-Chair of D&I Publication Committee
National African-American Insurance Association
National Bar Association
- Young Lawyers Division Executive Board Member
New York City Bar Assocation
- Judiciary Committee (Class of 2020)