Erik has a broad practice focused on complex litigation, whether civil, criminal, or administrative. He has taken civil cases to jury verdict or final judgment on the merits and argued or written winning appellate briefs in both state and federal court. Erik has also represented criminal defendants in multiple cases involving double-digit felony charges and represented professionals and companies facing fines or other discipline from various regulatory agencies. His experience includes representing clients in breach of contract, business torts, eminent domain, governmental liability, wrongful death and other catastrophic injury, False Claims Act, consumer protection, trademark, antitrust, entertainment litigation, government regulatory, and white collar criminal cases. Erik is included in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for his work in Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, and Eminent Domain and Condemnation.

Erik graduated Order of the Coif from Vanderbilt University Law School, where he served as managing director of the Vanderbilt Law Review and received the Lightfoot, Franklin & Wright Best Brief Award.

Representative Matters:
  • Lead counsel in civil jury trial in state court.
  • Negotiation of a nolo contedere plea to significantly reduced charges in state court.
  • Representation of a large auto body repair shop in litigation of insurance-steering actions.
  • Representation of artists and record labels in copyright infringement, contract disputes, and other entertainment litigation matters.
  • Representation and negotiation of de minimis settlement for a regional healthcare provider in multimillion class action lawsuit.
  • Representation of large public utility provider in multiple personal injury and premises liability cases.
  • Representation of a natural gas utility company in multiple eminent domain cases.
  • Representation of a large tire manufacturer in litigation originating from a trouble implementation of SAP Enterprise Resource Planning software.
Professional & Civic Affiliations
  • American Bar Association – Member
  • Tennessee Bar Association – Member
  • Nashville Bar Association – Member
Education
  • Vanderbilt University Law School, 2016, J.D.; Order of the Coif; Managing Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review
  • University of South Carolina, Honors College, 2013, B.A.; summa cum laude in English