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.

Overview

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.

Experience

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

Speaking Engagements

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

Recognitions

Recognitions

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

Admissions

  • Missouri, 2018
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 2018
  • Colorado
  • Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas

Education

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

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