• Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, JD, 2017
  • John’s University, BA, 2013

Erica Arias is an associate in the New York office. She focuses her practice on construction litigation, including defect claims, property damage claims, construction injury, New York Labor litigation, admiralty and maritime litigation, commercial litigation, as well as medical malpractice litigation.

She regularly handles cases involving New York Labor Law section 200, section 240, and section 241 claims along with contractual indemnity claims. She handles various construction cases, involving construction defect claims, construction accidents, code violations and building and designed related deficiencies. Her clients include owners, developers, general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, commercial landlord and tenants, among other clients.

Further, she handles various medical malpractice cases, including claims involving surgical mistakes, medication errors, delayed and/or failure to diagnose, failure to treat, and wrongful death. Her clients include doctors, medical staff, and medical facilities.

Erica earned her juris doctor from the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in 2017. While at law school, she served as Symposium Editor of the Journal of Race, Gender, and Ethnicity, and was member of the Touro Law Center Honors Program. She is a member of the National Association of Women Lawyers, Marine and Insurance Claims Association (MICA), and the Hispanic National Bar Association. She is also admitted in the state of New York, as well as the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Qualifications and admissions

  • New York
  • US District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

Work highlights

  • Obtained a favorable decision for a Pre-Answer Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff’s Complaint in Queens County, on a slip and fall outside of a school construction site. While simultaneously succeeding in defending against Plaintiff’s Cross-Motion seeking leave to file a late Notice of Claim. Plaintiff filed a Summons and Complaint alleging a trip and fall over several cinderblocks located outside of a construction site.
  • Obtained a favorable decision on Motion for Summary Judgement to Dismiss the Complaint and Cross-Claims, in Bronx County, on a trip and fall at a construction site outside of a school, arguing the lack of tort liability in favor of a third-party (plaintiff), while applying the test in the New York Court of Appeals case Espinal v. Melville Snow Constrs.