Erica's primary areas of practice include first party coverage, bad faith and extra-contractual claims. Prior to joining Butler Pappas, Erica served as a federal judicial law clerk for the Honorable Mary S. Scriven, United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
Erica received her B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, and her J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. While in law school, Erica served as a teaching fellow for the College of Law's Legal Research and Writing Department, was an advocate on the National Environmental Moot Court team, was inducted into Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity and was awarded the College of Law's Pro Bono Certificate for her volunteer work with Hillsborough County's juvenile drug court. Erica was also a judicial intern for Justice Peggy A. Quince of the Florida Supreme Court. Prior to attending law school, Erica worked as a Regulatory Engineer for the largest water management district in the State of Florida.
Erica is admitted to practice before all state courts in Florida, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Erica is a Florida Supreme Court certified mediator.
In May 2010, Erica joined the ranks of more than 1,500 Tampa Bay professionals who have graduated from The Tampa Connection since 1985. The Tampa Connection is an all-volunteer, nonprofit leadership program that prepares mid-level professionals for active volunteerism and leadership in the Tampa Bay community. Erica is also a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the George Edgecomb Bar Association, the Florida A&M University National Alumni Association and the University of Florida Law Alumni Council.