Erica Blume Slater

Erica Blume Slater


Erica Blume Slater
Specializing in Personal Injury

As a compassionate and dedicated personal injury, medical negligence, and product liability lawyer, Erica Blume Slater provides legal representation to clients throughout the United States from our office in St. Louis. She advocates for those who have been injured or lost a loved one due to dangerous products, medical malpractice, and vehicle accidents.

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Practice Areas: Defective Products, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

Education: Saint Louis University, J.D. cum laude
Marquette University, B.A. cum laude

Assistant: June Daley
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Paralegal: Sarah Morrow
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Professional Bio

Erica joined our legal team in 2014, coming from a background in insurance defense litigation. She has helped try numerous multi-million dollar cases to verdict in both state and federal courts.

Now representing clients through The Simon Law Firm, P.C., Erica uses her legal experience to assess how the attorneys on the other side operate in order to craft the strongest claim possible for the families she represents. Erica takes the time up front to counsel, listen, and guide her clients who are often faced with desperate needs.

Erica graduated cum laude from Saint Louis University School of Law where she received multiple awards for her writing skills. Prior to law school, Erica obtained bachelor degrees in International Affairs and History, cum laude, from Marquette University. She is also a proud alumna of Cor Jesu Academy in St. Louis.

Professional Associations
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Young Lawyers Division
  • Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis, Board Member 2012-2017
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • American Association for Justice
  • Theodore McMillian American Inns of Court, St. Louis 2014-2017
  • Saint Louis University School of Law Alumni Advisory Committee
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Associate Fellow

Erica Slater has secured more than $75,000,000 in verdicts/settlements for our clients, including:

  • $46.5 Million – Personal Injury
  • $10 Million – Personal Injury
  • $8 Million – Personal Injury
  • $2.9 Million – Personal Injury
  • $2.5 Million – Commercial Van Accident
  • $2 Million – Trucking Accident
  • $950,000 – Auto Accident
  • $550,000 – Auto Accident
  • $499,000 – Bus Accident
  • $400,000 – Personal Injury
  • Best Lawyers in America® 2018-2019
  • Women's Justice Awards Rising Star, Missouri Lawyers Weekly 2017
  • Missouri Lawyers Top Plaintiffs Verdict/Judgement Award, Missouri Lawyers Weekly 2017
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ 2015-2018
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® 2018
  • Up & Coming Lawyers, Missouri Lawyers Weekly 2016
  • Theodore McMillian American Inns of Court 2014-2017
  • Women’s Justice Awards Leader of Tomorrow, Missouri Lawyers Weekly 2011
  • Academic Excellence Award in Legal Professions
  • Samuel I. Sievers Annual Writing Excellence Award
  • Student Legal Writers’ Association Writing Excellence Award
  • Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society
Bar Admissions
  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas
Published works
  • #womenwhoinspire: Young Lawyers Reflect on Women Who Make a Difference, St. Louis Lawyer 55 (November 2016)
  • New (BAMSL) Bar Year Resolution #1, St. Louis Lawyer 56 (May 2016)
  • To Join or Not to Join?, St. Louis Lawyer 50 (November 2015)
  • A Non-Expert Opinion On Multitasking, St. Louis Lawyer 48 (September 2015)
Seminars Presented
  • Trial Masters Series: Billed v. Paid, The Gift That Keeps On Giving, 6/3/16, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis 37th Annual Bench & Bar Conference
  • Practice Tips for Young Lawyers, 11/12/2015, Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis Continuing Legal Education Series
  • Maximizing Pain and Suffering and Loss of Earnings, 09/25/15, National Business Institute, Inc. (NBI)
  • Calculating Medical Damages in Injury Settlements Post Affordable Care Act, 06/10/15, National Business Institute, Inc. (NBI)

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Why Choose The Simon Law Firm, P.C.

  • Our mission is to provide the highest-quality legal services with integrity, professionalism, and respect for our clients.

  • We handle our cases on a contingency fee basis, so you don't pay unless we recover for your case.

  • Since the firm was founded in 2000, we have obtained more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements.

  • We have been named one of the "winningest firms" in the U.S. by The National Law Journal.