JEFFREY M. ERICKSON
ASSOCIATE CLINICAL PROFESSOR OF LAW, The Pennsylvania State University,
The Dickinson School of Law.
Director, International Sustainable Development Projects Law Clinic
Supervising Faculty Attorney, Rural Economic Development Clinic
Other Courses Taught: Workers’ Compensation Law; Summer Intensive Bar Exam Preparation
Committees: Clinics and Experiential Learning Committee
Admitted to practice in Colorado state courts (2003), U.S. District Court for the District of
Colorado (2004), U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals (2004), Colorado Office of
Administrative Courts and Division of Workers’ Compensation (2004).
Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania state courts (2009).
Juris Doctor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2003.
Bachelor of Science, Geography (physical/environmental and cultural geography emphases),
The Pennsylvania State University, 1997.
PRIOR LEGAL EXPERIENCE
ATTORNEY, Lee & Kinder, L.L.C., 2008 – 2010.
Helped launch new firm specializing in workers’ compensation and appeals, subrogation,
and Division of Workers’ Compensation audit defense practice.
ATTORNEY, McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, L.L.P., 2005 – 2008.
Insurance defense practice focused primarily on workers’ compensation and appeals; also
included insurance coverage, personal injury, construction defect, and administrative law
ATTORNEY, Johnson, McConaty & Sargent, P.C., 2004 – 2005.
Complex civil litigation focused primarily on defense of medical malpractice actions; also
included contract arbitration, contracts, legal malpractice, personal injury, and workers’
LAW CLERK to the Honorable Chief Judge John P. Leopold (Ret.), Colorado 18th Judicial
District, 2003 – 2004.
Responsibilities: Researched diverse legal issues, drafted orders, managed docket.
Researched and wrote extensively on capital litigation, focused primarily on ineffective
assistance of counsel arguments and mitigation evidence at sentencing phase in death
INTERN to the Honorable Chief Judge John P. Leopold (Ret.), Colorado 18th Judicial District,
2002 – 2003.
Responsibilities: Researched and wrote on capital litigation.
STUDENT ATTORNEY, University of Denver Sturm College of Law Criminal Law Clinic,
Fall Semester, 2002.
Responsibilities: Represented indigent clients in misdemeanor cases including theft, disorderly
conduct, and driving under the influence.
Student Legal Services Student Advisory Board, Pennsylvania State University, 2011,
Pro Bono – Legal Night Task Force, Mi Casa Resource Center for Women and Legal Night at
Centro San Juan Diego, 2006 – 2010.
Volunteer attorney for Colorado Lawyers Committee task force to assist individuals in
underserved communities with diverse legal issues.
Hiring Committee, McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, L.L.P, 2007, 2008.
Interprofessional Committee of the Colorado & Denver Bar Associations, 2006, 2007.
Conferenced with attorneys and other professionals to promote better understanding among
the professions, prepare statements of principles governing interprofessional relations, assist
in resolving disputes between professionals (in practice, principally physicians and attorneys),
and maintain the Interprofessional Code.
Working Group, of COPIC Insurance Company’s medical malpractice panel counsel, 2005.
Sat on group formed to study and prescribe defense tactics in response to Colorado
Supreme Court opinion with broad ramifications to discovery in medical malpractice actions.
Presentation, to COPIC’s medical malpractice panel counsel, August 2004.
Topic: The effects of repeal and re-enactment of Colorado’s “Dead Man’s Act” on medical
malpractice actions in Colorado.
Volunteer, The Innocence Project, 2002/03.
Reviewed and analyzed cases submitted by inmates for The Innocence Project
representation. The Innocence Project is a national organization that litigates post-
conviction cases to exonerate wrongfully convicted persons and lobbies for criminal justice
Volunteer, The Interpreter Project, 2002/03.
Sought statewide policy for entitlement to interpreters for non-English speaking criminal
Forthcoming: NUMBERS GAME: EQUAL PROTECTION ANALYSES UNDER BATSON v.
KENTUCKY, “HYBRID” RACE-GENDER CLASS IMPLICATIONS, AND THE FUTURE OF
Forthcoming: AN INTRODUCTION TO LEGAL ASPECTS OF HUMANITARIAN ENGINEERING
PROJECTS: A WORST CASE SCENARIO
OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE
Architecture Intern, Architecture Matters, LLC, Denver, Colorado, 1999 – 2001.
Senior Research Assistant, Pennsylvania State University, Environmental Resources Research
Institute (n/k/a Institutes of Energy and the Environment), Office for Remote Sensing of
Earth Resources, 1996 – 1998.
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