Passionate, Dedicated, and Accomplished
Erica Colon prides herself on a tireless dedication to high-stakes, complex matters that other attorneys may shy away from. It’s no wonder she ranks among the state’s top attorneys with accolades like Super Lawyers (Rising Stars 2016-2023) and U.S. News and World Report Best Lawyers (Ones To Watch 2021-2023).
Erica feels a particular kinship with workers, children, and families. This draws her to represent and advocate passionately for those who have been wronged. 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.
Throughout her career, Erica has put that passion to use securing an impressive record of multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of her 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.
You might wonder where such dedication to the practice of law developed. Erica’s career began to take shape as something exceptional even before leaving law school. She worked as a student attorney at her university’s legal clinic and as a law clerk for a prominent plaintiff’s law firm in NYC during her summer breaks, earning that “Machine” nickname by working through the rest period and focusing her legal practice in the areas of medical malpractice and toxic tort.
Right after graduating, Erica hopped aboard a large national plaintiff’s firm, and dove into a challenging and passion-stirring project representing individuals nationwide against multinational 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 transitioned to a prominent NYC-based personal injury law firm where she took on a new skill set, representing clients that suffered personal injuries resulting from automobile, premises liability, construction, and workplace accidents.By the time we were lucky enough to bring Erica on board here at The Perecman Firm in 2018 as a trial attorney, she had a whole host of remarkable skills and expertise remarkably well suited for our practice areas. Beyond that, she has an unmatched compassion for justice, dedication to her craft, and unending font of energy that works tirelessly for her clients and in the name of seeking justice.
We couldn’t be prouder to have her on our team.
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 2024 attorney “Ones to Watch.” This notable recognition was given to five of our rising attorneys at Perecman Firm for 2024!
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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