Erica C. Mudd

Erica is a partner and shareholder.  Her practice involves litigating and trying complex civil matters, including medical malpractice, professional malpractice, and serious personal injury claims.  She also represents individuals before professional licensing boards in both Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Erica joined the firm in 2006 after completing a one-year clerkship for the Honorable Patrick L. Woodward of the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland (now the Supreme Court of Maryland).  Since that time, she has tried multiple cases in both Maryland and the District of Columbia, and she has briefed and argued appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the the Supreme Court of Maryland, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and the Appellate Court of Maryland.

In addition to practicing law, Erica also regularly lectures and provides educational services to physicians, nurses, and other groups, on various issues, including risk management and medical malpractice.  In addition, she presents mock trials and she demonstrates aspects of the litigation process and trial practice to her clients and other groups.  Erica is also an Associate Professor on the Adjunct Faculty of the American University Washington College of Law.

In her career, Erica has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers® – Rising Stars, D.C. and Maryland (2013-2017), and Super Lawyers® since 2018.  She has also been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® – in the field of Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants since 2018, and since 2019, she has been featured in the Best Lawyers® “Women in the Law” Business Edition.  In addition, Erica was listed in Best Lawyers in America® 2023 as the Lawyer of the Year – Medical Malpractice Defense – District of Columbia.

Erica was born and raised in Washington, D.C., with a brief stay in Colorado.  She enjoys chasing her kids around, screaming at their races (it doesn’t matter what type of race it is), and spending time with friends and family.

Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., May 2005, cum laude
  • University of Colorado, B.A., May 1999

Practice Areas

  • Trial Practice
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Professional Licensing and Credentialing
  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Litigation

Reported Cases

  • Lewis v. Waletzky, 422 Md. 647 (2011).
  • Montgomery Investigative Services v. Horne, 173 Md. App. 193 (2007).
  • Jones v. Bagalkotakar, 750 F. Supp. 2d 574 (2010).

Professional Organizations

  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • DC Defense Lawyers Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland
  • American Bar Association
  • MD-DC Society of Hospital Risk Managers
  • Defense Research Institute

Publications

Erica Mudd, State v. Snowden: Hearsay Statements Made by Child Abuse Victims to a Social Worker May Not Be Admitted at a Criminal Trial Through the Social Worker Under Maryland’s “Tender Years” Statute, 35 U. Balt. L.F. 136 (2005).

Admitted to Practice

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Maryland (2005)
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals (2006)
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland (2006)
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia (2006)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (2008)
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