Erika Emerson is no stranger to standing up for justice. Her background and passion for public service guide her as a member of Keller Rohrback’s nationally-recognized Complex Litigation Group. Erika is committed to advocating for consumers, holding institutions accountable for wrongdoing, and keeping the public safe.
During Law School, Erika was the Managing Editor of the Gonzaga Law Review and was a member of the National Appellate Advocacy Competition moot court team. She was also a summer associate at Keller Rohrback and a rule 9 intern at the Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Linda C. Krese in Snohomish County Superior Court, before joining the Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, where she served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney (DPA) from 2013 to 2017. As a DPA, Erika prosecuted both misdemeanor and felony crimes, including over thirty jury trials, and gained extensive trial, advocacy, and courtroom experience.
Prior to law school, from 2006 to 2009, Erika worked at the Washington State Legislature. During college she studied abroad in Costa Rica, Chile, and Spain.
Bar and Court Admissions
2018, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
2018, U.S Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
2018, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
Washington State University Honors College, B.A., cum laude, 2006
Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2012, Managing Editor, Gonzaga Law Review
Professional & Civic Involvement
Washington State Bar Association, Member
King County Bar Association, Member
Women in eDiscovery, Member
King County Neighborhood Legal Clinic, Pro Bono Counsel
Honors & Awards
Named to Washington Rising Stars List, 2019.