Overview

Erica Summan represents clients in all phases of state and federal litigation, including discovery, law and motion practice, negotiations and trial. She defends clients in complex personal injury, habitability, employment, and construction defect claims. Prior to joining WSHB, Ms. Summan worked at a civil defense firm where she second-chaired multiple successful jury trials, successfully represented her client during arbitration, and practiced in tort defense, contract law, products liability defense, pharmaceutical malpractice, property law, and corporate law.

She is currently on the Executive Committee for the Trial Practice Section of Alameda County Bar Association as well as on the Board of Directors for the Women Lawyers of Alameda County Bar Association.

Ms. Summan received her J.D. from Southwestern Law School where she interned for Vice Dean Anahid Gharakhanian. Ms. Summan was the Founder and President of the South Asian Law Students Association at Southwestern. She was also awarded the Student Spotlight from the North American South Asian Law Students Association for her devoted work in representing minorities in the legal field. She received her undergraduate degree from UC Santa Barbara in Political Science and French.

Credentials

Education

  • Southwestern Law School (J.D., 2016)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A., 2013)

Licensed to Practice in

  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

Community

Memberships

  • Women Lawyers of Alameda County Bar Association, Board of Directors
  • Alameda County Bar Association, Executive Committee Member for the Trial Practice Section
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles

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