Erika Bright is an experienced trial lawyer and partner based in Wick Phillips’ Dallas office. For more than 15 years, she has helped her clients successfully litigate insurance coverage, construction and business disputes throughout all major industries. Erika has a distinguished track record of innovation and success representing clients in trials, arbitrations, negotiations and proactively protecting clients with thoughtful risk-management strategies.

Recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on insurance coverage and litigation, Erika represents policyholders in trials and arbitrations against insurance carriers and advises clients on all insurance-related topics, including how to minimize risk, draft indemnity agreements and obtain optimum insurance coverage.

Erika has extensive experience in the courtroom and has litigated insurance disputes involving virtually all types of coverage, including Directors and Officers (D&O), Errors and Omissions (E&O), Fiduciary Liability, Commercial General Liability (CGL), Property, Builder’s Risk, Employer’s Liability, Environmental and Energy policies.

Additionally, Erika is an accomplished lecturer and author on insurance issues and frequently speaks at industry conferences, events and law schools nationwide. Ms. Bright serves as Faculty Member and lecturer for the Texas Bar CLE’s Advanced Insurance Law Course and UT Law CLE’s Annual Insurance Law Institute. She has authored and contributed to many leading publications, such as the ABA’s Handbook on Additional Insureds and Law 360.

Prior to joining Wick Phillips, Erika was a partner at Haynes and Boone, LLP in the firm’s insurance coverage and business litigation practice groups.


  • Best Lawyers® (2013-2017)
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Insurance Coverage, Business Litigation, and Construction Litigation, Texas Monthly (2012-2016)
  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star, Texas Monthly (2009, 2011)
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Selected to The Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court (2012)