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Erika M. Cunningham, Associate

Erika M. Cunningham

Contact Info

ECunningham@PerrierLacoste.com
Direct Phone: (504) 535-2592
Direct Fax: (504) 535-2595

Erika M. Cunningham grew up in Maryland, just outside of Washington D.C. Erika earned her law degree from Tulane University Law School, where she was a member of the Tulane Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property. Erika earned a Professional Certification in European Legal Studies while at Tulane Law, which included study at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France.

Erika is a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology. During her undergraduate years, Erika worked summers at the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) in Frederick, Maryland where she conducted independent research in the Virology and Diagnostic Systems Divisions and developed techniques for experiments performed in the labs at USAMRIID and other facilities around the world.

Erika is licensed to practice law in Louisiana, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. Erika started her legal career with a law firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; however, she fell in love with New Orleans during her years at Tulane Law and returned to make New Orleans her home after Hurricane Katrina. Erika’s practice involves tort and insurance defense, commercial transportation, premises liability, and construction defects litigation. She also has experience in medical malpractice, harassment, toxic tort and other areas of general civil litigation. She has regularly handled construction defect and professional liability claims representing architects, contractors, and engineers.

Erika is an active member of NOLA Ready, the Junior League of New Orleans, and various local clubs regularly volunteering in her community. Erika also teaches continuing education courses.

Education

Tulane University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2005
Northwestern University, BA, Molecular and Cellular Biology, 2002

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia Bar
Louisiana State Bar
Pennsylvania State Bar
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana

Professional Affiliations

Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
Louisiana State Bar Association
New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel
New Orleans Bar Association
Themis Advocates Group

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation, First and Third Party Insurance Coverage, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Professional Liability, Transportation, Toxic Tort