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Erica M. James

Counsel
Cleveland, OH | D 216.696.4661 | F 216.592.5009
overview

Erica James applies her medical knowledge and training to defend clients in the pharmaceutical, medical device, and healthcare industries.

A board-certified physician, she defends physician, nurse, hospital, and dialysis center clients against claims of medical malpractice. As a member of the Tucker Ellis Medical & Pharmaceutical Liability Group, Erica is currently defending personal injury claims related to pelvic mesh. She also provides counsel to individuals and entities regarding regulatory compliance and responding to investigations and audits.

Erica spent her childhood moving around the country and the world as a military dependent. Upon receiving her medical degree from the University of Miami, she completed a residency in family medicine in Clearwater, Florida. She relocated to Cleveland in 2007 and is slowly learning to love the snow.

education & admissions

education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2010); Order of Barristers; National Moot Court Team; Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine
  • University of Miami (M.D., 2004)
  • University of Miami (B.S., cum laude, 2000); Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi

state admissions

  • Ohio, 2010

federal admissions

  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
experience
publications & events

Speaking Engagements

  • "State Law Update," 2015 Medical/Legal Summit, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association/Academy of Medicine Foundation/Academy of Medicine of Cleveland & Northern Ohio, Cleveland, Ohio (April 2015)
  • "Affordable Care Act Insurance Overview," EO Accelerator (2013)
  • "Federal Law Update," Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association 28th Annual Health Care Law Institute (2012)
  • "State Law Update," Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association 27th Annual Health Care Law Institute (2011)
  • "Ohio Law Update," Ohio State Bar Association Health Care Law Seminar (2011)

Publications

honors

Awards & Professional Recognition

  • Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars® (2014-2018)
affiliations
in the community

Civic & Professional Involvement

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 3Rs Mentor
  • Daily Dose of Reading, Board Member
  • Ohio Academy of Family Physicians