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"I enjoy providing assertive, creative solutions that balance short term objectives with long-term strategies."

As an undergraduate working toward a degree in molecular biology, Erin learned that even the smallest of details can have the greatest of impacts. She takes this focused, multi-faceted approach when representing her clients, ensuring that immediate goals are met while keeping long-term strategies in sight.  

Having graduated from law school with honors, Erin gained valuable litigation experience as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Everett, prosecuting both general and domestic violence criminal matters.

Entering private practice in 2005, Erin represents a variety of businesses.  In worker's compensation she represents both state fund and self-insured employers, providing counsel and assisting in the development of strategies for a comprehensive defense at all levels of litigation.  In general business matters, Erin explores issues unique to the operation of the business as well as developing solutions for addressing problems as they arise.  For school districts, Erin provides guidance on issues ranging from personnel matters to special education.  

For her, the goal is to resolve issues without litigation, but she will assertively defend her clients' interests at all levels, whether before administrative agencies, hearings boards, the Courts of Washington, the Federal Western District Court, or the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Erin is a member of the Washington and Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Associations, Washington Defense Trial Lawyers, Washington Self-Insurers Association, the Counsel Of School Attorneys and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.  Erin serves on the Board of COSA, and speaks regularly to employer groups throughout the state as well as training other attorneys.   

When not practicing law, Erin enjoys spending time with her family. She credits her children with pointing out the finer things in life, such as digging for clams at dawn in winter, making cotton candy, and eating dessert before dinner.  In turn, she has shared her love of gardening, music, and sleep.

 

E-mail: esullivan-byorick@vjglaw.com

Erin's Blogs: 

Post Pension Treatment Costs

Complex Claims:  Warning Signs