Biography

Erika Laremont joined Thompson Code in 2017 as a Senior Attorney.  She currently  practices in our Professional Liability and Casualty sections.  She brings 20 years of litigation experience in state and federal trial and appellate courts.

Erika graduated summa cum laude from St. Mary’s University with a BA in Political Science. She then moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas School of Law.  Prior to joining Thompson Coe, she worked at Brown McCarroll, LLP and spent 9 years as an Assistant Attorney General with the Attorney General of Texas in the General Litigation Division where she represented state universities, agencies and officials.  She has successfully defended cases involving Texas Whistleblower Act, Equal Pay Act, Title VII,  Title XI, ADAAA, ADEA, FLSA, FMLA and Texas Labor Code.

On the Professional Liability side, Erika represents attorneys, accountants, real estate agents and insurance agents with professional malpractice claims.  On the Casualty side, she represents trucking companies, automobile dealerships, shopping centers and industrial employers. With an extensive litigation and appellate background, Erika is able to assess the strengths and weaknesses of her cases and provide her clients with a concise, yet comprehensive evaluation of the case.  Clients can expect nothing less than excellence, dedication and candor from Erika in her desire to represent her clients to the best of her abilities to reach successful outcomes.

Representative Experience

  • Motion for Summary Judgment granted for real estate broker in DTPA action
  • Motion for Summary Judgment granted in premises liability involving subcontractor and worker’s compensation coverage
  • Motion for Summary Judgment granted in favor of home owners association and board members on breach of contract, DTPA, negligence, Texas Water Code, conspiracy and breach of fiduciary duty claims

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law  (J.D.)
    • American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects
    • Scribes Brief Writing Award
  • St. Mary's University
    • Summa Cum Laude

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Professional and Community Activities

  • Texas Bar College