Bio

An Exceptional Track Record Of Success

Erica represents individuals and their families during their most desperate time: when they become the victim of someone else’s careless conduct. Offering skilled and experienced legal advice and an unyielding sense of duty to her clients, Erica guides her clients through complex medical malpractice, wrongful death, personal injury, and product liability litigation to achieve the best result in each case. Making it her responsibility to be the most prepared person in the courtroom, Erica secures substantial compensation for her clients when they need it most.

Erica’s peers, as well as multiple national and state legal organizations, recognize Erica for her dedicated and thoughtful trial advocacy, including Best Lawyers in America®️, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers®️, and Missouri Lawyers Weekly. Erica is an active member of many local and regional organizations leading the advancement of the legal profession.

Erica graduated cum laude from Saint Louis University School of Law, where she received numerous awards and honors for her writing and academic work. Prior to law school, Erica obtained bachelor’s degrees in International Affairs and History (cum laude) from Marquette University. Erica lives in St. Louis City with her wife and daughter.

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Professional Associations

  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Young Lawyers Division
  • Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis, Board Member 2012-2017
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • American Association for Justice
  • Theodore McMillian American Inns of Court, St. Louis 2014-2017
  • Saint Louis University School of Law Alumni Advisory Committee
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Associate Fellow
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Results

Erica Slater has secured more than $100,000,000 in verdicts/settlements for our clients, including:

  • $46.5 Million – Product Liability
  • $10 Million – Product Liability
  • $8 Million – Medical Malpractice
  • $5.49 Million – Trucking Collision
  • $4.25 Million – Trucking Collision
  • $3.75 Million – Motorcycle Collision
  • $2.9 Million – Product Liability
  • $2.5 Million – Bus Collision
  • $2.5 Million – Commercial Van Collision
  • $2 Million – Trucking Collision
  • $1.975 Million – Medical Malpractice
  • $1 Million – Motorcycle Collision
  • $950,000 – Motor Vehicle Collision
  • $725,000 – Motor Vehicle Collision
  • $550,000 – Motor Vehicle Collision
  • $499,000 – Bus Collision
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Awards

  • John C. Shepherd Professionalism Award 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America® 2018-2020
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ 2015-2019
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® 2018
  • Women’s Justice Awards Rising Star, Missouri Lawyers Weekly 2017
  • Missouri Lawyers Top Plaintiffs Judgement Award, Missouri Lawyers Weekly 2017
  • Theodore McMillian American Inns of Court 2014-2017
  • Up & Coming Lawyers, Missouri Lawyers Weekly 2016
  • Women’s Justice Awards Leader of Tomorrow, Missouri Lawyers Weekly 2011
  • Academic Excellence Award in Legal Professions
  • Samuel I. Sievers Annual Writing Excellence Award
  • Student Legal Writers’ Association Writing Excellence Award
  • Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society
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Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas
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Published Works

  • #womenwhoinspire: Young Lawyers Reflect on Women Who Make a Difference, St. Louis Lawyer 55 (November 2016)
  • New (BAMSL) Bar Year Resolution #1, St. Louis Lawyer 56 (May 2016)
  • To Join or Not to Join?, St. Louis Lawyer 50 (November 2015)
  • A Non-Expert Opinion On Multitasking, St. Louis Lawyer 48 (September 2015)
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