Seattle attorney Jessica M. Erickson is a compassionate and determined trial lawyer, dedicated to helping businesses and individuals who have been injured or victimized by others. She focuses her practice in the area of complex litigation, representing, among others, victims of childhood sexual abuse against entities such as the Catholic Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the State of Washington, and the Boy Scouts of America. In 2012, she worked on a team that obtained an $8 million jury verdict against the Catholic Church, which is believed to be the largest verdict of its kind in Washington history.
After graduating with honors from Central Washington University with a double major in Philosophy and Religious Studies and Law & Justice, and living abroad for a handful of years, Jes attended Seattle University School of Law, where she graduated cum laude. While at Seattle University, Jes was involved in Law Review, serving as Executive Editor for Lead Articles.
Jes is a member of the Washington State Association for Justice and Washington Women Lawyers, and is actively involved in her West Seattle community. In 2012, Jes received the Distinguished Alumni Award for the Department of Philosophy at Central Washington University, and has since sat on the Advisory Board for CWU’s College of Arts and Humanities. In her pro bono practice, Jes represents low-income clients in domestic cases where children are at risk as a result of domestic violence, child abuse, or substance abuse.
Languages Spoken: English, Polish
Licensed since 2010
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Distinguished Alumni Award||Central Washington University||2012|
|Associate Attorney||Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala, PLLC||2011 - Present|
|Law Clerk||State of Washington, Attorney General (Consumer Protection Division)||2009 - 2010|
|Law Clerk||State Of Washington, Attorney General (Labor & Personnel Division)||2008 - 2008|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2013 - Present|
|Washington Women Lawyers||Member||2012 - Present|
|Washington State Association for Justice||Eagle Member||2011 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|King County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Remedial Action Law Blog||Ongoing contributor||2015|
|Trial News (Washington State Association for Justice)||Social Media as Evidence: Cases, Practice Pointers, and Techniques (a review)||2014|
|Trial News (Washington State Trial Lawyers Association)||Networking for Introverts||2013|
|Seattle University Law Review||Comment: Making Live and Letting Die: The Biopolitical Effect of Navajo Nation v. U.S. Forest Serivce||2010|
|Seattle University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|Job Strategies Workshop||Venturing Out on Your Own -- Becoming a Contract Attorney||2011|