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Erin handles long-term and short-term disability benefits appeals and litigation, reimbursement issues, insurance bad faith, and several other issues within the purview of disability law. She routinely manages cases at all stages, from assisting with proof of loss to litigating claims in state and federal court. She has represented clients against most of the major insurance companies and several Fortune 500 companies. 


Through her experiences, Erin has come to understand the importance of compassionate but aggressive advocacy and superior client service. She assists clients struggling with a multitude of disabling illnesses, both physical and mental in nature. She has experience handling independent medical examinations, peer reviews, insurance carrier interviews, surveillance, vocational assessments, and other tools used to assess eligibility for disability benefits. 


Erin earned her Juris Doctorate degree from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and certificate in Public Administration from Arizona State University, graduating cum laude and on scholarship through the Armstrong Family Foundation.


Before joining Caldwell & Ober, Erin ran her own law practice, focusing on ERISA claims. She has worked with small firms and non-profits throughout the years, handling a variety of legal and policy issues with a focus on civil litigation and appellate work. 


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Practice areas


  1. Insurance: 40%
    4 years
  2. Litigation: 30%
    4 years
  3. Administrative Law: 30%



Hourly ($350-550/hour), contingent (15-45%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Ober & Pekas, PLLC

3030 North 3rd Street
Suite 1230
Phoenix, AZ, 85012


AZActive 201107/02/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Hal Israel Community Service AwardState Bar of Arizona, Young Lawyers Division2013
Dean's Award for Outstanding GraduateSandra Day O'Connor College of Law2009
Highest Pro Bono DistinctionSandra Day O'Connor College of Law2009
Pro Bono Fellowship RecipientSandra Day O'Connor College of Law2008
Moot Court Client Counseling Competition WinnerSandra Day O'Connor College of Law2006
Scholarship ReceipientArmstrong Family Foundation2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyOber & Pekas, PLLC2013 - Present
PrincipalRonstadt Law, P.L.L.C.2012 - 2013
Managing PartnerVossler & Ronstadt Law Group, P.L.L.C.2011 - 2012
Fellow and Contract AttorneyArizona Justice Project2009 - 2012
Student AttorneyCivil Justice Clinic at Arizona State University2008 - 2008
Law ClerkThe Counters Law Firm2008 - 2009
Judicial ExternUnited States District Court for the State of Arizona2007 - 2007
Judicial InternArizona State Court Of Appeals, Division One2007 - 2007
Law ClerkCounters & Koelbel, PC2007 - 2008
Law ClerkPeralta & Associates, LLC2006 - 2007
State Legislative and Government InternThinkAZ2005 - 2005
Legislative and Administrative Affairs InternArizona Students' Association2003 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maricopa County Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaN/A2011 - Present
U.S. District Court for the State of ArizonaN/A2011 - Present
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, ADR in Labor & Employment LawN/A2009 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/A2009 - Present
Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of AppealsN/AN/A
Arizona Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2011 - 2012
Student Bar Association at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawPresident2007 - 2008
Arizona Golden Retriever ConnectionBoard Member2005 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hallgren v. AT&TN/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Arizona State UniversityN/ACertificate in Public Administration2006
Arizona State UniversityEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2013 Annual Worker's Compensation ConventionThe Interplay Between ERISA and Worker's Compensation Laws2013