Erika Bright
Erika Bright

Partner

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

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
  • Construction and Real Estate Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Indemnities and Risk Management Strategies
Education
  • J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, with distinction, 1997
  • Order of the Coif
Faculty Member
  • Texas Bar CLE’s 2014 Advanced Insurance Law Course, UT Law CLE’s 2014 Annual Insurance Law Institute, 20th Annual Willis Construction Risk Conference, Seminar Group’s 2014 3rd Annual Insurance in the Construction Industry Conference
Awards & Publications
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Insurance Law (2013-2015)
  • Texas Super Lawyers-Insurance Coverage, Business Litigation, and Construction Litigation (2012-2014)
  • Texas Super Lawyers-Rising Stars Edition (2009, 2011)
  • Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member of the State Bar of Texas, Insurance Law Section
  • Faculty Member for Texas Bar CLE’s 2014 Advanced Insurance Law Course
  • Faculty Member for UT Law CLE’s 2014 Annual Insurance Law Institute
  • Selected for Higginbotham Inn of Court, 2012
  • Best Lawyers
    in America
    Insurance Law
    2013-2015
  • Texas Super Lawyers
    Insurance Coverage
    Business Litigation
    Construction
    2012-2014

  • Texas Super Lawyers
    Rising Star
  • Experienced in
    Insurance
    Coverage
    Litigation
  • Experienced in
    Construction Litigation
  • Experienced in
    Commercial Litigation