Erika is a Partner in the firm’s Charlotte office. Erika’s practice focuses primarily in the area of workers’ compensation. Erika represents employers and insurance carriers before the North Carolina Industrial Commission, and throughout all stages of litigation. Prior to joining Hedrick Gardner, Erika served as a law clerk for three different judges at the North Carolina Court of Appeals. This experience gives Erika a unique perspective when defending clients.

While attending law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Erika served as a staff writer for the First Amendment Law Review. Her article, “Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil? A Re-Examination of Public Employee Free Speech Rights”, was published in the First Amendment Law Review Journal.

Outside of the office, Erika enjoys spending time with friends and family, working out, and exploring the constantly growing restaurant scene in her hometown of Charlotte. A double Tar Heel, Erika is passionate about Carolina basketball.

Experience and Involvement


  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute