Erin K. Copeland

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Houston, TX

Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs
 | 1150 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005
Phone: 713-751-0025
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2005 - 2006, 2013
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Erin K. Copeland is a partner with the law firm of Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs in Houston, Texas. Licensed to practice in Texas and Missouri, Mrs. Copeland devotes her time and resources to advocating on behalf of those who suffered an injury or loss as the result of someone else's negligence or wrongdoing. Her primary focus is on injury claims against medical device and pharmaceutical companies, particularly those dealing with women's health issues.

Mrs. Copeland currently serves on the Executive Committee for the Essure consolidated litigation pending in California where she oversees the claims of thousands of women who have suffered serve and permanent injuries as a result of the Essure permanent sterilization birth control device. She also serves on the Plaintiffs' Steering Commitee for the various pelvic mesh MDLs pending in the Southern District of West Virginia. All of these positions were obtained through court appointments. In her role on the pelvic mesh Plaintiffs' Steering Committee she has served on a number of victorious trial teams and has recovered significant financial awards for women injured by various pelvic mesh products.

A 1997 cum laude graduate of the University of Houston, Mrs. Copeland obtained her Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law in 2000. That same year, the State Bar of Texas admitted her to practice, and the Missouri Bar admitted her in 2010. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas as well as before the U.S. Supreme Court. Through pro hac vice admission, she also serves clients in state and federal courts across the nation.

Recognized as a leader in her field, Mrs. Copeland routinely conducts lectures throughout the United States on a variety of legal topics related to personal injury and tort law. She has also served on a number of committees and councils that deal with complex multidistrict litigation involving defective medical devices and implants, dangerous pharmaceuticals, and other similar matters.

Active in a number of local, state and national bar associations, she helped establish the Texas Women Rainmakers, an organization devoted to empowering and supporting women in the legal profession. She was also unanimously elected to serve on the American Association of Justice's Board of Governers.

Mrs. Copeland resides in Houston, Texas but splits time in Colorado with her husband and young son who is training to become a competitive snowboarder.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (100%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2018 Rising Stars: 2005 - 2006, 2013

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About Erin Copeland

Admitted: 2000, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.fibichlaw.com/Meet-the-Firm/Erin-Copeland.aspx

Honors and Awards:

  • National Trial Lawyers, 40 Under 40 Executive Committee

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Southern District of West Virginia, Federal Transvaginal Mesh (TVM) Multidistrict Litigation, Plaintiffs Steering Committee
  • Southern District of Illinois, Pradaxa Federal Multidistrict Litigation, Plaintiffs Steering Committee
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Member
  • Association of Women Attorneys, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association, Member
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Houston Bar Association, Member
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association (including Advocates section), Member
  • American Association of Justice (including TVM Litigation Group), Member
  • State Bar of Missouri, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Eastern District of Texas
  • Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Missouri
  • Texas

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Essure Judicial Council Coordinated Proceeding (JCCP), California, Executive Committee
  • Pradaxa MDL, Court-Appointed State-Federal Liaison Counsel
  • Texas Women Rainmakers, Original Board/Steering Committee Member
  • Harris County Dispute Resolution Center, Volunteer Mediator

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Speaker, Topic: Essure, Mass Tort Boot Camp, March 30, 2016
  • Speaker, Topic: Ethical Dilemmas in the Perpetuation of Unfair Stereotypes of Women & How to Change the Dialogue, Diversity in the Law Seminar, November 29-30, 2016
  • Speaker, Topic: The Essure Litigation, Mass Tort Made Perfect, October 10, 2016
  • Speaker, Topic: Getting Selected for Leadership, Next Generation Conference hosted by the Institute for Complex Litigation and Mass Claims, December 2016
  • Speaker, Topic: Essure, Masters of Mass Tort Conference, January 16, 2017
  • Speaker, Topic: Essure, Mass Tort Med School + Class Actions, March 16, 2017
  • Speaker, Topic: Update on Current Mass Tort Cases: PPI, Talc, Essure, IVC and Breast Implants, HarrisMartin’s MDL Conference: Hernia Mesh, Stryker Hip, Mirena & Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler System, March 29, 2017
  • Speaker, Topic: Essure Litigation – Puncturing Of The Uterus & Fallopian Tubes, Mass Tort Made Perfect, April 27, 2017
  • Speaker, Topic: Essure: Preemption and Beyond - Should We Be Nervous?, HarrisMartin's Women's Health Litigation Conference, June 16, 2017
  • Speaker, Topic: Current Status on Related Mass Tort Cases: Essure, Roundup, C-Qur and Breast Implants, HarrisMartin's MDL Conference: Physiomesh, IVC Filters & Xarelto, May 24, 2017

Educational Background:

  • University of Houston, B.A., Honors: Cum Laude, 1997
Office Location for Erin K. Copeland

1150 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

Phone: 713-751-0025

 

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Last Updated: 3/27/2018

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