Passionate, Dedicated, and Skilled
Erica Colon takes pride in representing and advocating for workers, children, families and other individuals who have been wrongfully injured. As a plaintiff’s trial attorney at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., she concentrates her legal practice in all aspects of personal injury law, including car accidents, workplace injuries, premises liability and construction accidents. Over the course of her career, Erica has obtained numerous multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of her clients, helping them recover the compensation they deserve.
Often referred to as “The Machine” by her peers, Erica works skillfully and tirelessly for her clients, excelling in high-stakes, complex matters that other attorneys often shy away from. She ranks among the state’s top attorneys by Super Lawyers (Rising Stars 2016-2023) and U.S. News and World Report Best Lawyers (Ones To Watch 2021-2023). She proudly represents clients in matters before the New York State Courts and the Federal District Courts of New York for the Eastern and Southern Districts, and she is also an active member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.
She developed her interest in litigation and a passion for representing victims of injury early on. In law school, Erica worked as a student attorney in her school’s legal clinic and as a law clerk for a prominent plaintiff’s law firm in NYC during her summer breaks, focusing her legal practice in the areas of medical malpractice and toxic tort. Upon graduation, Erica joined a large national plaintiff’s firm, representing individuals nationwide against multi-national corporations who suffered life-threatening illnesses and diseases caused by workplace exposure to asbestos and other toxic products. Here she refined her skills as a litigator, conducting and defending depositions, advocating for clients in the courtroom, undertaking investigations and developing a profound understanding of the pain and suffering her clients and their families endured. In 2015, Erica joined a prominent NYC-based personal injury law firm where she transitioned her focus towards representing clients that suffered personal injuries resulting from automobile, premise, construction, and workplace accidents.
Erica joined The Perecman Firm in 2018 as a trial attorney. Here, she utilizes her skills, expertise and compassion for justice and continues to advocate successfully on behalf of her clients to obtain just results.
Erica has been selected as a member of “Super Lawyers New York Metro Rising Stars” since 2016 – an honor awarded to the top 2.5% of attorneys within the personal injury practice, who are under the age of 40 and have practiced for 10 years or less, who have been selected by their peers for exhibiting excellence in the practice of law.
Erica is admitted to practice law in the New York State Courts, and the Federal District Courts of New York for the Eastern and Southern Districts. She is also a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.
Erica earned her Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law, where she received four CALI Awards for excellence in education, in the areas of Legal Writing and Trial Advocacy. As a law student, she worked as a student attorney at the Syracuse Children’s and Family Rights Legal Clinic, and was an active member of the Pro Bono Society, assisting community members in the low-income bankruptcy and divorce proceedings.
- New York
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Ithaca College – University
Syracuse University College of Law – Graduate School
Best Lawyers has selected Erica Colon as a 2023 attorney “Ones to Watch.” This notable recognition was given to five of our rising attorneys at Perceman Firm for 2023!
Five Perecman Firm attorneys have been selected as a Best Lawyers “Ones To Watch.” Zachary Perecman (since 2021), Sagar Chadha (Since 2022), Erica Colon (Since 2021), Edward Guldi (Since 2021) and Eileen McGivney (Since 2022).
The New York Law Journal is a nationally recognized publication that highlights the legal profession in New York. The distinguished title of “Top Verdicts in New York” was granted to The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., for securing some of the top verdicts and settlements in the state.
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