Early in life Erik learned the value of a good work ethic from his father while working in the family-owned business in the construction industry. It seems only natural that Erik has spent a good portion of his legal career defending the interests of developers and general contractors in complex commercial and residential construction related disputes.
While growing up in San Diego, Erik earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California at San Diego and his law degree from the University of San Diego. Joining Koeller Nebeker Carlson Haluck, LLP in 1998, he has focused on obtaining good results through hard work and creative thinking. Subscribing to the mantras that you don’t put your name on something you’re not proud of and that the first step to mediocrity is complacency, Erik has and continues to refine his skills as a litigator.
Erik has been a partner based in the Irvine office since 2002 and has handled cases throughout the country while focusing his practice in the state of California. His practice areas include all aspects of development and construction, including renewable energy, business litigation, insurance coverage, and premises liability. Erik has also acted as National Coordinating Counsel for large loss cases for a top ten national homebuilder.
He is a frequent speaker on construction litigation issues including insurance coverage and has spoken at nationwide seminars for the following organizations: Defense Research Institute, HB Litigation Conferences, MC Consultants’ Construction Law Seminars, Mealey Publications and Perrin Conferences.
Away from the office, Erik enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, skiing and hiking in the Eastern Sierras. He also serves on the board of directors for the Arthritis Foundation and his family volunteers frequently to give back to all segments of the community.