Erica is a member of the Workers’ Compensation Defense Practice in Wiedner & McAuliffe’s Chicago office. Her workers’ compensation defense practice involves representing insurers, self-insured entities, and third-party administrators in all phases of workers’ compensation, from negotiation and mediation to litigation, including arbitration, contested administrative hearings, and the appellate process. Through her practice, Erica has established precedent and clarified Illinois workers’ compensation law in ways that assist employers and risk management professionals in their cost containment efforts to assess and limit workers’ compensation exposure. Erica is currently advocating limiting the duration of a wage loss award to work-life expectancy in a landmark case that will impact all Illinois employers.
Erica graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. She earned her Juris Doctor from Loyola University of Chicago Law School in 1988.