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Erica Blume Slater

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in St. Louis, MO

The Simon Law Firm, P.C.
800 Market Street, Suite 1700
St. Louis, MO 63101
Phone: 800-701-8729
Fax: 314-241-2029
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2021
Licensed in Missouri Since: 2011
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

Erica Blume Slater is an attorney at The Simon Law Firm, P.C., located in St. Louis, Missouri. Focusing her practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, she represents people throughout the state who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties. Although Ms. Slater emphasizes cases arising out of medical malpractice and defective products, her experience encompasses truck and other motor vehicle accidents and other incidents involving negligence or recklessness. Since joining the firm in May 2014, she has obtained in excess of $75 million in settlements and jury awards for her clients. Ms. Slater's fellow professionals have taken note of her successes, and they have given her a "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo. She has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for her prowess in personal injury litigation.

As an undergraduate, Ms. Slater attended Marquette University, where she majored in international affairs and history and received a Bachelor of Arts in 2008. She then pursued her legal studies at Saint Louis University School of Law, where she served on the Saint Louis University Law Journal and was the president of the school's Women Law Students' Association before being awarded her Juris Doctor in 2011. While in law school, Ms. Slater also served an internship with the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Missouri.

After law school, Ms. Slater was an associate at an insurance defense law firm for nearly three years before joining The Simon Law Firm, P.C. Admitted to practice before all Missouri and Illinois state courts, she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri as well as other federal courts.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 50%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability


7 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2021

About Erica Blume Slater

First Admitted: 2011, Missouri

Professional Webpage:


  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® 2018
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ 2015-2018
  • Best Lawyers in America® St. Louis Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs 2018-19
  • Samuel I. Sievers Annual Writing Excellence Award
  • Up & Coming Lawyers, Missouri Lawyers Weekly 2016
  • Women's Justice Awards Rising Star, Missouri Lawyers Weekly 2017
  • Women’s Justice Awards Leader of Tomorrow, Missouri Lawyers Weekly 2011
  • Student Legal Writers’ Association Writing Excellence Award
  • Theodore McMillian American Inns of Court 2014-2017
  • Missouri Lawyers Top Plaintiffs Verdict/Judgement Award, Missouri Lawyers Weekly 2017
  • Academic Excellence Award in Legal Professions


  • $400,000 – Personal Injury
  • $8 Million – Personal Injury
  • $550,000 – Auto Accident
  • $950,000 – Auto Accident
  • $10 Million – Personal Injury
  • $2.9 Million – Personal Injury
  • April King v. Riversedge Campground LLC. Seth Barton, Black River Camping, LLC, William McKenna; Settlement; $499,000, 2016
  • Debbie Reinhold, Clara Dunem, Bill Luce v. Monsanto et al.; Jury Verdict; $46,500,000, 2016
  • William Sorrells v. ADT, LLC et al.; Settlement; $2,500,000, 2015
  • Patrick King v. Taylor Express et al.; Settlement; $2,000,000, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Theodore McMillian American Inns of Court, St. Louis 2014-2017
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Young Lawyer Division
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
  • Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis, Board Member 2012-2017
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis, Treasurer 2015-2017
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas

Educational Background

  • Marquette University, B.A. International Affairs and History, cum laude

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Cor Jesu Academy, Mock Trial Coach
  • Missouri's PROMO Organization
  • Saint Louis University School of Law Alumni Advisory Committee

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Academic Award of Excellence, Legal Professions
  • Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society
  • Student Legal Writers' Association, Writing Excellence Award
  • Saint Louis University Law Journal, Staff Member
  • Samuel I. Sievers Annual Writing Excellence Award
  • Saint Louis University, Women Law Students' Association, President

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Speaker, Calculating Medical Damages in Injury Settlements Post Affordable Care Act, National Business Institute (NBI), Legal, 2015
  • #womenwhoinspire: Young Lawyers Reflect on Women Who Make a Difference, St. Louis Lawyer 55 (November 2016), Author
  • New (BAMSL) Bar Year Resolution #1, St. Louis Lawyer 56 (May 2016), Author
  • To Join or Not to Join?, St. Louis Lawyer 50 (November 2015), Author
  • A Non-Expert Opinion On Multitasking, St. Louis Lawyer 48 (September 2015), Author
  • Maximizing Pain and Suffering and Loss of Earnings, 09/25/15, National Business Institute, Inc. (NBI), Speaker
  • Practice Tips for Young Lawyers, 11/12/2015, Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis Continuing Legal Education Series, Speaker
  • Trial Masters Series: Billed v. Paid, The Gift That Keeps On Giving, 6/3/16, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis 37th Annual Bench & Bar Conference, Speaker
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Office Location for Erica Blume Slater

800 Market Street
Suite 1700
St. Louis, MO 63101

Phone: 800-701-8729

Fax: 314-241-2029

Last Updated: 8/23/2021

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