Erica LaVarnway

Erica LaVarnway - Attorney and Client Liaison

Phone: 214.749.6581     Email: Erica@Hermes-Law.com

“Courage is the most important attribute of a lawyer. It is more important than competence or vision. It can never be an elective in any law school. It can never be de-limited, dated or outworn, and it should pervade the heart, the halls of justice and the chambers of the mind.” -Robert F. Kennedy

First things first, I love coffee and the great conversations had over a great cup. I also consider myself somewhat of an adventurous foodie – I am always up for trying out new spots and random menu items. My multicultural family is probably my favorite aspect of growing up because I naturally relate to different kinds of people and truly appreciate the differences, which has been a gift both personally and professionally.

Practice Areas

Majority of practice is dedicated to General Commercial Litigation, specifically Commercial Transportation matters.

Along with practicing law, Erica’s role at the firm encompasses Client Relations and onboarding of new clients.

Education

  • Juris Doctor, Baylor University School of Law, April 2012, Baylor Law School Dean’s Scholarship (Full-tuition)

  • Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, The University of Texas at San Antonio, May 2009, graduation from the Honors College

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas, 2012

Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “Driving Results Using Metrics and Analytics,” Central Texas CPCU Society, April 2017

  • Co-Author with Dwayne Hermes and Michael Zeoli of Chubb, “The Language of Leadership: Effective and Meaningful Communication,” published in the Winter 2017 issue of CLM Litigation Management

  • Co-author with Dwayne Hermes, “Collaborative Law Strategies for the Insurance Defense Practice,” published in the June 2016 issue of ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s E-Newsletter and in the July 2016 issue of Dallas Bar Association Headnotes

  • Speaker, “Make the Bad Better: Investigation of Serious Loss Claims,” United Fire Group Insurance Spring Claims Conference 2016

  • Contributing Editor, “Defining Success Between Law Firms and Insurance Carriers,” 2016 CLM Annual Conference

Memberships

  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Dallas Bar Association

Personal

Erica was born in San Antonio, Texas. She enjoys cooking, trying out new restaurants, and conversing over a cup of coffee. Erica and her husband, Jerry, are active members of Watermark Community Church.