After graduating cum laude from the University of Houston, Erin Copeland
went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law in
Houston. She has been with Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs ever
since, claiming a place as the only female partner. Erin represents personal
injury cases in both state and federal courts across the country.
Attorney Erin Copeland is licensed to practice law in Texas and Missouri,
as well as the United States Courts for the Fifth Circuit, the Southern
District of Texas, the Eastern District of Texas, and other state and
federal jurisdictions across the country by pro hac vice admission. She
is also admitted to practice law in the United States Supreme Court.
Erin has served on both the Plaintiffs Steering Committee in the Pradaxa
federal multidistrict litigation pending in the Southern District of Illinois
and the federal transvaginal mesh (TVM) multidistrict litigation pending
in the Southern District of West Virginia. She is also the only female
to be court appointed as a State-Federal Liaison Counsel in the Pradaxa
MDL. Erin was recently court appointed to the Executive Committee in the
Essure Judicial Council Coordinated Proceeding (JCCP) in California.
Aside from handling a wide array of individual personal injury and death
cases, Erin manages the TVM and Essure mass tort dockets for her firm.
She served on the trial team for multiple TVM cases and tried several
to verdict. Given her years of experience and hands on practice in litigation,
she is frequently invited to speak at legal conferences across the country
on these topics and more. She is also one of the original board/steering
committee members for the Texas Women Rainmakers, which is a Houston-based
organization aimed at empowering women through education, mentorship,
and networking to advance themselves in the legal field and ultimately
become their own rainmaker.