University of Illinois College of Law,
J.D., cum laude, 1998
Eastern Illinois University,
B.S., cum laude, 1995
Illinois USDC, Southern District
Illinois USDC, Northern District
Illinois Bar Association
American Bar Association
St. Clair County Bar Association
East St. Louis Bar Association
Thompson Coburn LLP
Foley & Lardner
Thompson Coburn LLP
Erick is a litigation partner in the Firm's Southern Illinois office. He is a member of the Tort, Railroad and Products Liability practice groups, and is a member of the Firm's Management Committee. For more than 20 years, Erick has defended product liability, toxic tort, trucking litigation and railroad injury cases in some of the most difficult jurisdictions in the country. His clients include agricultural and construction equipment manufacturers, automobile manufacturers, power sports equipment manufacturers, trucking companies and railroads.
As a lead partner in Thompson Coburn's Asbestos practice, Erick has served as lead counsel in thousands of asbestos cases and helped pioneer defense strategies that have empowered companies to break out of a taxing pattern of expensive settlements. Erick also has been at the forefront of efforts to remove these cases from perceived plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions like Madison County, IL, St. Clair County, IL. and the City of St. Louis, MO. Erick has also represented toxic tort defendants in Chicago, Southern California, New York, and other high-risk jurisdictions across the country.
Erick also has significant experience in employment law, business litigation and mine subsidence litigation, and has advocated for clients at the appellate court level.
Illinois appellate court strengthens sole proximate cause defense in asbestos cases
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