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Erica Colon

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Bio

Erica Colon developed an interest in litigation and advocating for individuals during law school, where she worked as a student attorney in her school’s legal clinic, representing children and families in a broad range of legal issues. She soon developed passion for representing victims of injuries when she worked as a law clerk for a prominent plaintiff’s law firm in NYC during her summer breaks, focusing in the areas of both medical malpractice and toxic tort.

After graduating, she joined a large national plaintiff’s firm based in New York City, representing individuals nationwide against multi-national corporations, who suffered life-threatening illnesses and diseases caused by workplace exposure to asbestos and other toxic products. There, she refined her skills as a litigator, conducting and defending depositions, advocating in court, undertaking investigation, and developing a profound understanding of the pain and suffering her clients and their families endured.

In 2015, Erica joined a prominent NYC-based plaintiff’s personal injury firm, where she transitioned her focus toward representation of clients who suffered personal injuries resulting from automobilepremiseconstruction, and workplace accidents. Over the past several years, she has successfully settled millions of dollars for her clients for their pain, suffering, and economic losses. Most recently, she assisted in obtaining a $5 million settlement against the City of New York on behalf of an NYC Sanitation worker who suffered catastrophic injuries while on the job.

Erica joined The Perecman Firm in 2018, bringing with her the experiences and skill set which will allow her to continue to advocate successfully on behalf of her clients and obtain just results.

AWARDS, ASSOCIATIONS and BAR ADMISSIONS

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.

EDUCATION

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.

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Membership

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Education
  • Bachelors of Science-Finance Ithaca College - University 2009
  • Juris Doctor Syracuse University College of Law - Graduate School
Awards
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch 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).
    Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
  • New York Law Journal's "Top Verdicts in New York" 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 for securing some of the top verdicts and settlements in the state.
    New York Law Journal's "Top Verdicts in New York"
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2016-2021
    Super Lawyers Rising Star 2016-2021
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Our RESULTS 

Over Half a Billion Dollars Recovered For Our Clients
  • $40,000,000* $40 Million

    Child suffered brain damage. Total amount of payout of structured settlement.

  • $15,208,168** $15.2 Million

    Construction Worker Fell from a Ladder: Jury Verdict.

  • $12,000,000 $12 Million

    Union driver was injured in a fall off of a ladder that was attached to a truck container.

  • $11,899,469*** $11.9 Million

    Union Worker Fell from a Scaffold

  • $11,000,000 $11 Million

    Injured worker on jobsite.

  • $10,000,000 $10 Million

    Laborer fell from a suspended scaffold. Case settled after jury verdict for $10,000,000.

  • $9,900,000 $9.9 Million

    Settlement for Union laborer who fell from a rolling scaffold.

  • $9,825,000 $9.8 Million

    Construction worker/laborer fell from the scaffold, jury verdict.

  • $9,359,622 $9.4 Million

    Jury verdict for mason worker who fell two floors from the side of a building.

  • $9,000,000 $9 Million

    In 2006, Ryszard Lomotowski, was working at a construction site located in the High Bridge section of the Bronx when a steel reinforcement bar snapped. He fell 20-25 feet landing on his feet causing severe injuries to his legs.

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