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Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Criminal Defense
  • Insurance Defense
  • Litigation


  • New York

Erica R. Lerner


Phone: 646-595-1113
Office: New York

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Erica R. Lerner is an experienced civil litigator and a 2020 graduate of Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School. Ms. Lerner started her legal career in 2012 working as a paralegal, which she did for five years prior to attending Cardozo. Ms. Lerner has extensive experience in civil litigation in New York State. While in law school, she served as a summer clerk for Hon. Lisa A. Sokoloff in New York Supreme Court, interned in the Appeals Division of New York City Law Department to assist in drafting a Supreme Court brief for a seminal Second Amendment case, served as a Student Assistant District Attorney at the New York County District Attorney’s Office and worked as a part-time associate for medical malpractice solo practitioner. After graduation, Ms. Lerner has practiced exclusively as a civil litigator in New York State courts. While the focus of her practice has been tort litigation, Ms. Lerner has conferred on various real estate, corporate and commercial matters since her admission to the bar.

Ms. Lerner is also an avid athlete and artist. She is fluent in Spanish and is a published translator.

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law J.D., 2020
  • Sarah Lawrence College, B.A., 2012
  • Nathaniel E. Gates Scholarship for Academic Excellence
  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York Women’s Bar Association


  • Assisted in drafting the City of New York’s brief in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. City of New York
  • Second-seated multiple felony trials while a Student ADA at the Manhattan DA’s Office
  • Litigated various insurance defense matters from inception to settlement
Professional Experience
  • Paralegal, 2012-2015, The Hoffinger Firm, PLLC
  • Paralegal, 2015-2017, Cohen Weiss & Simon LLP
  • Summer Clerk, 2018, Hon. Lisa A. Sokoloff of New York Supreme Court
  • Field Intern, 2019, New York City Law Department Appeals Division
  • Student Assistant District Attorney, 2019, New York County District Attorney’s Office
  • Associate, 2020-2021, Dennehy Law Firm
  • Associate, 2021-2022 Silverman Shin & Byrne PLLC

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