As an attorney and as a new mother, Erica has a particular interest in birth injury and birth defect cases. She is particularly attuned to the challenges parents face in accessing the appropriate resources for their infants. The daughter and granddaughter of trial attorneys, we joke that Erica has been programmed since birth to be a trial lawyer. In college, Erica majored in both philosophy and art history earning her Bachelor’s Degree from Bowdoin College in Brunswick Maine. Prior to attending law school, Erica began her career in advocacy as a Patient Rights Advocate where she advocated at probable cause hearings for patients involuntarily detained in psychiatric hospitals.
Upon deciding to attend law school, Erica received a full scholarship to the University of California, Irvine Law School – a school which, the year of her application, accepted only 4 percent of its applicants, which was the lowest acceptance rate of any law school in the county. While in law school, Erica was an active member of the UC Irvine Law Review, participated in the Appellate Litigation Clinic, where she and a partner successfully represented a client in the appeal of a political asylum case to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and spent a summer as an extern for Chief Justice David G. Sills of the California Fourth Appellate District, Division Three, Court of Appeals.
Since joining the Marynell Maloney Law Firm, Erica has passionately advocated for victims of medical malpractice, including infants suffering catastrophic birth injuries, and defective products. She is currently heading up our Mirena IUD team and assists her sister Michelle in our transvaginal mesh litigation as well. If you have a question about injuries sustained during birth, as a result of a defective product, or as a result of medical malpractice, Erica is happy to speak with you.