Casey S. Erick

Top rated Civil Litigation attorney in Dallas, Texas

Cowles and Thompson PC
Casey S. Erick
Cowles and Thompson PC

Practice Areas: Civil Litigation, Employment & Labor, Business Litigation; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 2002

Education: Baylor Law School

Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2017

Cowles and Thompson PC

901 Main Street
Suite 3900
Dallas, TX 75202 Visit website


Attorney Casey S. Erick is a shareholder in the Dallas, Texas, office of the law firm of Cowles & Thompson. Mr. Erick practices in various areas of civil litigation, including business litigation and employment litigation defense. He represents a diverse group of clients throughout the Dallas metropolitan area.

Mr. Erick has more than 15 years of experience. Over his time in practice, he has handled complex matters involving breach of contract, consumer protection, corporate trade secret theft, defamation, fraud, personal injury, real estate and tortious interference. He has been involved in many significant cases and has recovered substantial amounts in settlements and verdicts for his clients. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization open only to attorneys who have secured settlements or verdicts of $1 million or more on behalf of their clients.

Outside of his law practice, Mr. Erick contributes to his legal community as a lecturer for organizations, including the Dallas Area Paralegal Association and the National Business Institute. He maintains an active membership in the Dallas Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas.

After graduating cum laude from the University of Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in political science, Mr. Erick went on to earn his law degree from Baylor Law. While attending law school, he was a member of the Order of Barristers.

Mr. Erick holds a license to practice law before all Texas state courts. He is also qualified to appear before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

Practice areas

Civil Litigation: Defense, Employment & Labor: Employer, Business Litigation, Employment Litigation: Defense

Focus areas

Employment Discrimination, Employment Law - Employee, Employment Law - Employer, Labor Law, Non-Compete Agreements, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Trade Secret, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination

  • 40% Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 30% Employment & Labor: Employer
  • 20% Business Litigation
  • 10% Employment Litigation: Defense

First Admitted: 2002, Texas

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Prevention Before Prosecution: Relevant Statutes and Practical Advice for R.V. Park Owners and Operators, Legal Issues-Roundtable, 2010 TACO Fall Meeting, Austin, Texas, October 17, 2010
  • State Law Update, 21st Annual Suing and Defending Governmental Entities Course, San Antonio, Texas, July 2010 (State Law Update)
  • Speaker, Adjusting the Product Defect Lawsuit in Texas, Dallas, Texas, May 2, 2008
  • Speaker, Texas Tort Claims Act from A to Z
  • Speaker, Governmental Liability Under the Texas Tort Claims Act, San Antonio, Texas, May 8, 2008
  • Speaker, Texas Construction Litigation-Coverage Issues, Irving, Texas, March 28, 2008
  • Claims Adjusting from Inception to Conclusion, Dallas, Texas, May 11, 2007
  • Mr. Erick has been was asked to speak at the Advanced Employment Law Seminar, hosted by the National Business Institute on November 15, 2017, in Dallas, Texas. Topics will include the latest developments in state employment laws, how to respond to EEOC and state agency charges, avoiding off-the-clock claims by employees, ethical issues for employment law attorneys, best practices and form clauses for employees seeking medical leave, NLRB decisions which affect union and non-union employers, and electronic discovery issues.  The National Business Institute is a trusted provider of continuing legal education and training since 1983. NBI holds live, in-person seminars in all 50 states and Puerto Rico and has one of the largest and most diverse catalogs of legal courses, taught by experienced practitioners from around the United States who provide state-specific content and resources. NBI serves professionals in the legal industry as well as business, banking, insurance, accounting, human resources, real estate, education, and government., Speaker, Advanced Employment Law, National Business Institute, And CFOs, Attorneys, Human Resource Managers, Presidents, Vice Presidents, 2017
  • Advanced Employment Law Seminar, Dallas, Texas, November 15, 2017 1.  Creating Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Compliance Strategies that Work, and 2.  Deciphering FMLA, ADA and Worker' Compensation Issues, Speaker,, Labory And Emplount, 2017
  • Mr. Erick was the keynote speaker for a seminar covering the myriad of laws surrounding employment discrimination and discussed the administrative procedures, pleading strategies, investigation, the discovery process, and how to win or defeat summary judgment., Speaker, Employment Discrimination for Paralegals, Institute for Paralegal Education, 2018
  • Mr. Erick was a contributing author to the Institute for Paralegal Education Newsletter with "Organizing Discovery Documents and Information." The article discussed efficient strategies law firm staff could immediately apply to organize a client's matter and gain a competitive edge., Author, Organizing Documents and Information, Institute for Paralegal Education, 2018
  • Mr. Erick was a contributing author to the Institute for Paralegal Education Newsletter with "Discovery in Employment Discrimination; What Paralegals Need to Know." The article discussed practical insight and strategies firms could employ to obtain the critical information needed to prevail in employment litigation.  , Author, Discovery in Employment Litigation; What Paralegals Need to Know, Institute for Paralegal Education, 2018
  • Mr. Erick has been asked to speak at the Human Resource Law Boot Camp Seminar, hosted by the National Business Institute on September 12, 2018, in Lubbock, Texas. Topics include recent developments of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and current legislation regarding wage laws; the importance of employee handbooks, hiring and firing and the various traps and pitfalls facing employers, social media policies and employee rights, drugs and alcohol in the workplace, and employee relations. , Speaker, FLSA Essentials: Practically Applying the Most Recent Legal Perspectives, National Business Institute, 2018
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Denton County v. Dianne Beynon & Roger Beynon, 283 S.W.3d 329 (Tex. 2009)
  • Ramsey v. Cravey, 2004 Tex. App — Ramsey v. Cravey, 2004 Tex. App. LEXIS 5724 (Tex. App. - San Antonio June 30, 2004)
  • City of Balch Springs v. Austin, 315 S.W.3d 219 (Tex. App.- Dallas 2010)
  • Barr v. AAA Tex., LLC., 167 S.W.3d 32 (Tex. App.—Waco 2005, no pet.)
  • Moore v. City of Wylie, 319 S.W.3d 778 (Tex. App. - El Paso 2010)
  • City of Corsicana v. Stewart, 249 S.W.3d 412 (Tex. 2008) (per curiam)
  • Sheila Elliott v. S&S Emergency Training Solutions, Inc. d/b/a Emergency Medical Training Services, No. 05-16-01373-CV (Tex.App.-Dalass May 16, 2017). (memorandum opinion not designated for publication) [Reversing and remanding trial court's denial of a motion to dismiss under the Texas Citizen's Participation Act ("TCPA") and awarding attorney's fees)
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Texas Municipal League
  • United States District Court, Eastern Districts of Texas
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Texas Association of Counties
  • United States District Court, Northern Districts of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Western Districts of Texas
  • Texas City Attorneys Association
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Educational Background:
  • Baylor University School of Law, 2002
  • University of Mississippi, B.A., cum laude, 1999
  • The American Institute of legal Counsel was formed in 2014 as a third-party attorney rating organization. The Institute recognizes the 10 Best attorneys in each state in six different practice areas: Personal Injury, Criminal Law, Family Law, Elder, and Bankruptcy. The American Institute of legal Counsel awarded Attorney Casey S. Erick the 10 Best Award for Client Satisfaction in 2016. Award-winners were selected by their awards, associations, publications, speaking engagements, education, continuing education, and ratings in their practice area. To be eligible for the 10 Best Award for Client Satisfaction, attorneys must have no unresolved legal complaints, a 10/10 in client satisfaction, and demonstrated industry leadership., 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award, American Legal Institute , 2016
  • From 2014-2017, Casey was awarded the honor of becoming a Rising Star among the Super Lawyers of Texas, a Thompson Reuters company. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. The attorneys selected to Rising Stars are limited to 2.5% of the outstanding, emerging lawyers in Texas who are age 40 and under, or who have been practicing 10 years or less.  , 2014
  • In 2013, Casey was inducted into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States and is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements. Less than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. Membership acknowledges excellence in advocacy for attorneys who have acted as principal counsel in at least one case in which their client received a verdict, award or settlement, in the amount of 1 million dollars or more. , 2013
  • Baylor Law School, Order of Barristers, Moot Court Finalist
Representative Clients:
  • Commercial/Business litigation: Spaghetti Warehouse Restaurants, Inc. et al vs. Rosebriar Stemmons, L.P.; Case No. DC 20-03597; 134th District Court, Dallas County, Texas; and In the Matter of Rosebriar Stemmons, LP vs. Spaghetti Warehouse Restaurant, Inc. and BLD Brands, LLC; Case No. 01-20-0000-2358; American Arbitrations Association – represent national restaurant chain (Spaghetti Warehouse) in parallel lawsuits pending in state court and in the American Arbitration Association defending against alleged breach of commercial lease., 2020
  • Defamation: Mignogna v. FUNimation, et al., Cause No. 141-307474-19, 141st Judicial District Court of Tarrant County, Texas. Succeeded in obtaining dismissal of all claims in a $5 million defamation lawsuit brought by well-known Dragon Ball voice actor Vic Mignogna against his former employer and two former colleagues, plus the fiancé of one of those colleagues., 2020
  • Fair Labor Standards Act: Martagon, et al v. Murillo, et al.; Case No. 3:18-CV-2605-K, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division. Obtained no-damage finding after three-day jury trial in defense of employer., 2019
  • Sprowl v. Stiles, No. 05-18-01058-CV, 2019 Tex. App. LEXIS 6748 (Tex. App.—Dallas Aug. 5, 2019)., 2019
Industry Groups:
  • Business Owners
  • Consumers
  • Executives
  • Medium To Large Companies
  • Nursing
  • Staffing And Temporary Employment

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Casey is a great attorney; I've seen him in action, and every referral I send to him walks away happy and satisfied. He is a super lawyer and gets results.”

“Casey provided excellent information and advise on an employment law issue that I was working on. He was very informative, helpful and knowledgeable.”

Office location for Casey S. Erick

901 Main Street
Suite 3900
Dallas, TX 75202

Phone: 214-672-2138


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2014 - 2017

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