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About Me

     I graduated with honors from Howard University School of Law, where I discovered my love for the law.  I honed my meticulous attention to detail and relentless work ethic while practicing Labor and Employment, and Securities Litigation at a world renowned corporate firm.  

     I then worked as a Pre-trial attorney for one of the country's largest municipalities, where I conducted and defended, drafted and argued literally hundreds of depositions and motions.  I also learned how to conduct thorough investigations, interview reluctant witnesses and locate pertinent evidence.

     I then became a trial attorney, trying civil rights, motor vehicle accident, and trip and fall cases, involving death, traumatic brain injuries and shattered spines, just to name a few.  So I am experienced in questioning and cross-examining police officers, correctional officers, teachers, doctors, chiropractors, surgeons, psychologists and economists.  I am also adept at formulating winning trial strategies.

     I also clerked for a New York State Supreme Court Judge, where I drafted numerous published decisions, relating to such issues as insurance coverage, civil rights violations, mortgage foreclosures and workers compensation.  In short, I have experienced the legal profession from top to bottom.  Who better to have on your side?


Practice Areas


  1. Personal Injury: 63%
    8 years, 24 cases
  2. Civil Rights: 16%
    8 years, 6 cases
  3. Workers Compensation: 13%
    4 years, 5 cases
  4. Criminal Defense: 8%
    2 years, 9 cases



Contingent (20-33%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Pro Bono (10%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Erious. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Edie Rogoway

    I have been working with Erious for several months on a very serious criminal case. He is a smart, experienced attorney with fantastic people skills. He instantly puts our client at ease and is a wonderful colleague. I highly recommend him.


    Edie Rogoway Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

State Of Oregon Department Of Justice

1162 Court St NE
Salem, OR, 97301


NYCurrently registered 200303/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Principal Law Clerk to a JudgeNew York State Supreme Court, Bronx County2009 - 2012
Senior CounselNYC Law Department2007 - 2008
Trial AttorneyNYC Law Department2006 - 2008
Pre-Trial AttorneyNYC Law Department2004 - 2006
Litigation AssociateSullivan & Cromwell LLP2002 - 2004
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Oregon Minority Lawyers AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Marion County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Multnomah County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
LEUNG v. PROFESS’L TRANS., et al., Index No. 100601/06Won a Defendant's Verdict
CASTLEMAN v. City of NY and NYC Dep’t of Corr., Index No. 15537/98Won a Defendant's Verdict on liability.
DAVIS v. City of NY, et al., Index No. 22690/01Won a Defendant's Verdict.
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Howard University School of LawN/AN/A2002