Erik is a Member of the firm whose primary areas of interest and experience include pharmaceutical, medical products liability and medical professional liability. He is also active in commercial litigation, employment discrimination and wrongful discharge claims and workplace exposure and injury litigation. Erik is the Firm’s Practice Leader for pharmaceutical litigation, and he has extensive experience in numerous drug and medical device litigations including those involving antidepressants, statins, COX2 inhibitors, hormone replacement therapy agents, antiplatelets, intraoperative anti-clotting agents, proton-pump inhibitors and implantable pelvic mesh devices. In this capacity, he has represented several Fortune 500 companies.
Erik has been recognized by his peers with an AV Martindale Hubbell rating and inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® (Medical Malpractice Law), Chambers USA (Litigation-Healthcare Band 2), and West Virginia Super Lawyers (Personal Injury Defense – Products).
He is a member of the International Associate of Defense Counsel (IADC) and of the Defense Research Institute (DRI). Erik is President of Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia. He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of West Virginia and Kentucky and in the state courts of Ohio. He is a member of the American, West Virginia and Cabell County Bar Associations.
Erik enjoys collegiate level teaching and he is one of three Members of the Firm who serve as adjunct instructors for Marshall University’s School of Pharmacy. He has also served as an adjunct instructor for the Marshall University College of Business (Legal Environment of Business undergraduate course), and has participated as a co-presenter for a Pharmacy Law cumulative board review seminar for the University of Charleston (WV) School of Pharmacy.