Erica Colon takes pride in representing and advocating for workers, children, families and other individuals who have been wrongfully injured. As a plaintiff’s trial attorney at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., she concentrates her legal practice in all aspects of personal injury law, including car accidents, workplace injuries, premises liability and construction accidents. Over the course of her career, Erica has obtained numerous multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of her clients, helping them recover the compensation they deserve.
Often referred to as “The Machine” by her peers, Erica works skillfully and tirelessly for her clients, excelling in high-stakes, complex matters that other attorneys often shy away from. She ranks among the state's top attorneys by Super Lawyers (Rising Stars 2016-2023) and U.S. News and World Report Best Lawyers (Ones To Watch 2021-2023). She proudly represents clients in matters before the New York State Courts and the Federal District Courts of New York for the Eastern and Southern Districts, and she is also an active member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.
She developed her interest in litigation and a passion for representing victims of injury early on. In law school, Erica worked as a student attorney in her school’s legal clinic and as a law clerk for a prominent plaintiff’s law firm in NYC during her summer breaks, focusing her legal practice in the areas of medical malpractice and toxic tort. Upon graduation, Erica joined a large national plaintiff’s firm, representing individuals nationwide against multi-national corporations who suffered life-threatening illnesses and diseases caused by workplace exposure to asbestos and other toxic products. Here she refined her skills as a litigator, conducting and defending depositions, advocating for clients in the courtroom, undertaking investigation and developing a profound understanding of the pain and suffering her clients and their families endured. In 2015, Erica joined a prominent NYC-based personal injury law firm where she transitioned her focus towards representing clients that suffered personal injuries resulting from automobile, premise, construction, and workplace accidents.
Erica joined The Perecman Firm in 2018 as a trial attorney. Here, she utilizes her skills, expertise and compassion for justice and continues to advocate successfully on behalf of her clients to obtain just results