As an economic development advisor for businesses small and large, Erick draws from his wealth of experience to advocate for commercial enterprises, even in the most contentious litigation matters.
Involved with a number of multimillion dollar commercial disputes and litigation, Erick is a trusted guide in complex matters for a wide array of clients. Erick has business litigation experience with federal government investigations, complex commercial contract disputes, commercial lease and real estate matters, state and federal government investigations, immigration certification, trust and will banking disputes, and settlement negotiations, most involving several million dollars at stake. Additionally, Erick is a member of Stinson's Sports & Recreation group and possesses a strong understanding of esports and skill-based gaming. As a frequent conference attendee, Erick gathers timely industry developments to author content to help clients build esports programs to comply with its ever-changing laws.
In addition to being a 2022 LCLD Pathfinder, Erick was President of the Hispanic Bar Association in 2022 and is a member of the Iowa Law Alumni DEI Council. Erick stands out in his field as one of the few Latino attorneys at large law firms who excel in litigation and advocacy for the Latinx community. Erick also takes pride in dedicating time to pro bono matters, assisting on Jackson County public defense cases, prisoner appeals to the United States Supreme Court, and cases involving economically disadvantaged individuals with limited English proficiency.
Represent clients in all phases in litigation, particularly with discovery, negotiations, and settlements, Erick has supported his clients through extremely difficult and complex matters. His extensive advocacy and straight-forward approach in litigation battles has made him a zealous and strategic advocate.
Represent businesses being investigated by governmental agencies and facing multimillion dollar penalties during investigation and litigation phases.
Represent franchise owners facing multimillion dollar claims against them, to settled for fractions of potential cost.
Represent commercial enterprises in lease negotiations and real estate disputes, from including favorable terms to settling multimillion dollar transactions of property in lieu of litigation.
Represented large banking institutions involving commercial business disputes and multimillion dollar trust and will disputes in multi-party litigation matters.
Advocate for esport industries, particularly for collegiate level teams and skill based gaming machines in legislatures across the United States.
Argued multiple disputes in both federal and state courts that ended favorably in his clients' favor.
News & Insights
Speaker, "Highlighting Diversity and You: Tips on Law School Personal Statements" Hispanic Bar Association Youth Symposium, November 5, 2022
Panelist, Student Law Academy Diverse Attorney Panel for Kansas City Metropolitan Area Graduation Ceremony, June 24, 2022
"Stinson LLP: Business eSports Law Panel," Player Up – The Midwest's Amateur eSports Tournament, August 2019
Should Investors be Wary of Esports Arenas? Traditional Stadium Litigation Hints at Risk, JD Supra, November 2020
Title IX Compliance Creates Hurdles for Collegiate eSports Programs, JD Supra, March 2019
Selected for Leadership Council on Legal Diversity's Pathfinders program
San Francisco Small Business Commission, Certificate of Honor
Recognition letter from then Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for work with women's healthcare initiatives
Professional & Civic Activities
Professional & Civic Activities
Hispanic Bar Association of Greater Kansas, Executive Board Member, President
Iowa Law Alumni DEI Counsel, Member
Student Law Academy, Committee Member
American Bar Association, Member
Practices & Industries
- Missouri, 2018
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 2018
- U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., with distinction, 2018
- Iowa Journal of Corporate Law, Student Writer
- Hispanic/Latino Student Association, President
- Iowa Law Arbitration Competition, Winner
- Iowa Jessup Invitational Competition, Finalist
The Catholic University of America, B.A., Political Science, 2012