Practice Areas
Business & Commercial Law
Civil Litigation
Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Administration
Probate & Trust Litigation
White Collar Crimes
Criminal Defense
Intellectual Property
Trademarks / Patent Litigation
Professional Liability

Maynard Cronin Erickson
Curran & Reiter, P.L.C.

3200 North Central Avenue
Suite 1800
Phoenix, AZ 85012-2443

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Douglas C. Erickson 
Phoenix, Arizona
Member, since 1997
phone (602) 279-8557
fax (602) 263-8185

Although I am a litigator and trial attorney by training, I view myself first and foremost as a problem-solver. That is to say, in many instances where parties are in conflict, there may be solutions that are quicker and less costly, both in terms of legal fees and the clients' use of resources, than litigation. Usually, such alternatives should be explored both before a lawsuit is filed and periodically over the course of litigation to ensure that opportunities for resolution are recognized if they exist, and if appropriate, those opportunities are taken. Some  cases, however, require aggressive representation to protect a client's rights and interests, and compromise is not an option. That also must be the client's decision after being fully advised about the law as it applies to the relevant facts.

Areas of Practice:
Commercial Litigation
Civil Litigation
Intellectual Property
Criminal Law
Liquor Liability
Litigation Percentage:
80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions:
Arizona, 1988
Colorado, 1989
U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1988
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1989
U.S. Tax Court, 1995
U.S. Supreme Court, 1995
U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 2005
Arizona State University, College of Law, Tempe, Arizona, 1988
Honors: Cum Laude
Law Journal: Arizona State Law Journal, Associate Editor, 1987 - 1988

University of Michigan, 1985
Honors: With Distinction

Published Works:
"Undermining the Arizona Constitution: Recent Developments in Dramshop Law,", 20 Ariz. St. L.J. 263, 1988

"Advancing the Cause: Making Injunctions Available to the Poor,", Arizona Attorney, 1997

"Legal Corner," (Co-Author), Arizona Beverage Analyst, 1999 - 2004

Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association

Arizona Bar
Peer Review Committee

Past Employment Positions:
Winston & Strawn, Associate, 1988 - 1989

Johnston Maynard Grant & Parker, Member, 1989 - 1997