Erika Bright
Erika Bright

Partner

3131 McKinney Ave Suite 100
Dallas, Texas 75204
  • 214.740.4050 Phone
  • 214.692.6255 Facsimile
  • 214.334.4841 Mobile

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.

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage Consultation
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction and Real Estate Litigation
  • Indemnities and Risk Management Strategies
Education
  • JD from the University of Oklahoma, with distinction
Awards & Publications
  • Texas Super Lawyers-Insurance Coverage, Business Litigation, and Construction Litigation (2012-2013)
  • Texas Super Lawyers-Rising Stars Edition (2009, 2011)
  • Best Lawyers in America in Insurance Law (2013-2014)
  • Fellow-Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member of the State Bar of Texas, Insurance Law Section
  • Member of the Higginbotham Inn of Court
  • Faculty Member for Texas Bar CLE’s 2014 Advanced Insurance Law Course
  • Faculty Member for UT Law CLE’s 2014 Annual Insurance Law Institute
  • Experienced in
    Insurance Litigation
  • Experienced in
    Commercial Litigation
  • Experienced in
    Construction Litigation
  • Texas Super Lawyers
    Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
    Insurance Coverage, Business Litigation, and Construction
  • Named
    Best Lawyers in America
    in Insurance Law