Erica was born in Kansas City and grew up in Independence, Missouri. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and minors in Spanish and Criminology. Erica then returned home for law school, graduating from the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law in 2017. While in college and throughout law school, Erica clerked for an attorney specializing in consumer bankruptcy. Erica has nearly a decade of experience assisting individuals with financial and legal troubles in Missouri and Kansas. Through her work at various solo and small law offices in the Kansas City area, she developed a desire to work at a firm that provides one-on-one attention to clients in their time of need. Erica joined Patton Knipp & Dean in 2018 and is available to help clients in Missouri at our Independence and Gladstone locations. She participates in the Volunteer Attorney Project of Legal Aid of Western Missouri, which assists low-income residents of Missouri with their legal issues. During her free time, Erica enjoys going to Royals and Chiefs games, going to the lake, and spending time with her family, friends, and 2 dogs.