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Erika Laremont is a partner in the Professional Liability and Casualty Sections. She joined Thompson Coe in 2017, bringing 20+ years of litigation experience. Her practice is diverse and includes a variety of clients involved in lawsuits. She provides litigation defense to attorneys, accountants, real estate agents, insurance agents, and home health agencies with breach of contract, DTPA and professional malpractice (including medical malpractice) claims. She also handles personal injury defense to trucking companies, commercial businesses, apartment complexes, and industrial employers.

Erika graduated summa cum laude from St. Mary’s University with a degree in Political Science. She then moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas School of Law.  Before joining Thompson Coe, she spent 9 years as an Assistant Attorney General with the Attorney General of Texas in the General Litigation Division where she defended state universities, agencies, and officials in state and federal courts on various employment and constitutional claims.

Representative Experience

Motion for summary judgment granted in legal malpractice case where plaintiff tried to re-label professional negligence as fraud and breach of fiduciary duty because he brought suit after the expiration of the two-year statute of limitations.

Obtained summary judgment in favor of real estate broker in DTPA action.

Obtained summary judgment in for commercial facility in premises liability involving subcontractor and worker’s compensation coverage.

Obtained summary judgment for home owners association and board members on breach of contract, DTPA, negligence, Texas Water Code, conspiracy and breach of fiduciary duty claims brought by home owner.

Obtained summary judgment for property management company on breach of contract, DTPA, negligence, Texas Water Code and conspiracy claims brought by home owner.

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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
Dean's List

Bar Admissions

Texas

Court Admissions

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

United States District Court of Texas

Southern and Western

Professional and Community Activities

Texas Bar College

DRI (Defense Research Institute)