Jennifer R. Erickson

Jennifer R. Erickson Member

P: 602.262.5956
F: 602.495.2660
L: Phoenix

Ms. Erickson’s practice is focused in insurance defense litigation and coverage work representing both personal and commercial line insurance carriers in coverage; first party and bad faith matters; as well as representation of insureds in third party tort matters. For more than twenty years, Ms. Erickson gained vast experience representing insurance companies, private businesses and municipalities in a wide range of tort defense litigation.

An area where Ms. Erickson particularly excels on behalf of her clients is resolving claims without expensive litigation. Clients know her as an attorney who "thinks outside the box," and finds cost-effective solutions that ultimately protect her clients and their insureds.

Ms. Erickson distinguishes herself as an excellent strategist, particularly in cases where there are many moving parts, and for delivering unparalleled client service with a unique emphasis on education. She regularly partners with major insurers to provide on-going training and education to their supervisors and claims adjusters.

Recently, Ms. Erickson founded and serves as lead instructor for the Claims University, which tailors curriculum of training modules for the issues facing claims handlers to help them to do their jobs better. Ms. Erickson is also a frequent CLE presenter for various State Bar organizations.

Having begun her career in insurance defense as an in-house litigation attorney for a large insurance company, Ms. Erickson is well-versed in handling cases on behalf of insureds, counseling claim adjusters on coverage issues, processing conservatorships for minor settlements and preparing special releases for resolution of various non-standard claims.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Ms. Erickson enjoyed a successful career selling life, dental and disability policies and providing benefit consulting services to business owners with regard to their group health insurance plans.

Areas of Focus

  • Insurance Defense

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Arizona

Admitted to Practice

  • Arizona

Court Admission

  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona

Education

  • J.D., Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, 1993
    Pedrick Scholar
  • B.A., University of Delaware, 1986
    Honors Program
    Dean's List