Ben Erickson


Legal Assistant


  • College: Northern Illinois University
  • Law School: Drake University Law School


  • States: Iowa
  • Federal Courts: Northern District of Iowa, Southern District of Iowa
Erickson and Strohman Obtain Favorable Jury Verdict in Closed Head Injury Claim

Ben Erickson and Stella Maris Strohman recently obtained a favorable jury verdict on behalf of their client. The case arose out of a motor vehicle accident. Although their client admitted he caused the accident, Erickson and Strohman disputed the extent of the claimed injuries, including claims Plaintiff suffered a concussion, multiple disc herniations in his […]

Ben Erickson is a trial attorney in the firm’s litigation division.

He has experience handling all aspects of litigation in both federal and state courts, including matters involving class actions, products liability, bad faith, personal injury, coverage issues, and commercial disputes. Recent highlights of his trial practice include:

  • Serving as first-chair counsel in jury trial involving a motor vehicle collision resulting in a defense verdict in favor of client.
  • Serving as first-chair counsel in defense of local business in matter involving a commercial dispute. Plaintiff alleged multiple theories of recovery, including negligent bailment, unjust enrichment, and consumer fraud pursuant to Iowa Code 714H.3. After hearing all the evidence, a defense verdict was entered in favor of Ben’s client. His client was also awarded a favorable monetary judgment on its counterclaims against plaintiff.
  • Obtaining summary judgment in multiple cases involving defamation, premises liability, and insurance coverage claims.

In addition to his trial practice, Ben has extensive appellate experience, having presented oral arguments in front of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Iowa Supreme Court, and Iowa Court of Appeals.

He is a member of the Iowa Bar Association and the Polk County Bar Association.