Ben Erickson

Contact

Legal Assistant

Education

  • College: Northern Illinois University
    2012
  • Law School: Drake University Law School
    2015

Admissions

  • States: Iowa
  • Federal Courts: Northern District of Iowa, Southern District of Iowa
Andy Hall and Ben Erickson Obtain Favorable Ruling from Iowa Supreme Court

On June 10, 2022, the Iowa Supreme Court determined that Andy Hall and Ben Erickson’s client, Liberty Mutual, was not required to reimburse Plaintiff, another insurer, for workers’ compensation benefits totaling over $250,000. The case arose after Plaintiff paid workers’ compensation benefits and later determined it was not the employer’s insurer on the date of […]

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.

Ben also has extensive appellate experience, having presented oral arguments in front of the Iowa Supreme Court and Iowa Court of Appeals on multiple occasions.

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