Erika

Erika E. Anderson is a civil litigation attorney at the Law Offices of Erika E. Anderson, LLC. She has received an AV Martindale-Hubbell rating, which is the highest rating for legal and ethical excellence. Ms. Anderson represents individuals, businesses, and government entities in the areas of civil rights, personal injury, general tort liability and employment. She has excellent litigation skills and has served as lead counsel and co-counsel in numerous trials in State and Federal Court. She has also successfully briefed and argued appeals before the New Mexico Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. In addition, Ms. Anderson has experience with estate planning and probate issues. She is also currently working as an adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law teaching evidence and trial practice skills.

Immediately after graduating law school, Ms. Anderson clerked for eight (8) judges in the Fifth Judicial District for the State of New Mexico. She then clerked for the Honorable Gene Franchini and the Honorable Richard C. Bosson on the New Mexico Supreme Court from 2002-2004. Prior to going to law school, Ms. Anderson was a Licensed Professional Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LPCC) and she worked as a counselor for adolescents and their families for four (4) years.

Erika Anderson has more than fifteen (15) years experience and is well respected in the legal community. Ms. Anderson was the President of the State Bar of New Mexico in 2014. She is also the former Chair of the American Bar Association Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice Section Trial Techniques Committee and is a Past-President of the New Mexico Women’s Bar.

Education

  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2001
  • Universidad de Guanajuato, summer program, 1999
  • Master of Arts (MA), Counseling 1995
  • University of Colorado, Bachelor of Arts (BA), Psychology 1992
  • University of Pittsburgh, Semester at Sea program

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Activities

  • President of the New Mexico State Bar, 2014
  • State Bar of New Mexico Board of Bar Commissioner, 2007 – 2016
  • New Mexico Women’s Bar Association, President 2010
  • American Bar Association Tort, Insurance Trial and Practice Section (TIPS)
  • Trial Techniques Committee, Chair 2013-2014
  • New Mexico Chair for the American Bar Association Membership – 2009 – present
  • First Judicial District Bar Association, President 2008
  • State Bar of New Mexico Young Lawyers Division (YLD), President 2007
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 2005 – 2007
  • Member of the New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member of the Albuquerque Bar Association

Awards and Recognition

  • Hautepreneurs, 2014
  • Recognized for leadership skills in the legal profession and community.
  • New Mexico Business Weekly Forty Under Forty, 2007
  • The University of New Mexico Law School A.H. McLeod Award for Skill in Advocacy, 2001
  • The American Lawyer and The National Law Journal, 2016
  • Recognized as a Top Litigator
  • American Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Recognized for Extraordinary Leadership in the Profession

University of Colorado, Bachelor of Arts (BA), Psychology 1992

November 6, 2016

Member of the Albuquerque Bar Association

November 6, 2016

American Bar Association Tort, Insurance Trial and Practice Section (TIPS)

November 6, 2016

U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico

November 6, 2016

The American Lawyer, 2016

November 1, 2016

The National Law Journal, 2016

November 1, 2016

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

August 26, 2016

President of the New Mexico State Bar, 2014

August 1, 2014

Hautepreneurs, 2014

February 1, 2014

New Mexico Women’s Bar Association, President 2010

July 1, 2010

New Mexico Chair for the American Bar Association Membership – 2009 – present

July 1, 2009

New Mexico Business Weekly Forty Under Forty, 2007

October 1, 2007

University of New Mexico School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2001

September 1, 2001

University of Pittsburgh, Semester at Sea program

November 1, 2000

Universidad de Guanajuato, summer program, 1999

May 1, 1999