Douglas Erickson

Doug Erickson

Douglas Erickson

phone (602) 279-8557
fax (602) 263-8185


Although Doug is a litigator and trial attorney by training, he views himself first and foremost as a problem-solver. For example, 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. In some cases, however, aggressive representation is required 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.  In addition to litigation, Doug advises clients on a variety of transactional matters and has served in a general counsel role for several of his clients.


Areas of Practice

Business Law

Commercial Litigation

Civil Litigation

Criminal Law

Intellectual Property

Liquor Liability

Wrongful Death


Litigation Percentage

80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 1988

Colorado, 1989 (currently inactive)

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, J.D.; Honors: Cum Laude; Law Journal: Arizona State Law Journal, Associate Editor, 1987 – 1988

University of Michigan, 1985, A.B., Honors: With Distinction


Published Works

“Undermining the Arizona Constitution: Recent Developments in Dram Shop 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

Several travel-related articles


Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association, Member

Arizona Bar, Peer Review Committee (2009-15)

Arizona Bar, Ethics Committee (2012-15)


Past Employment Positions

Winston & Strawn, Associate, 1988 – 1989

Johnston Maynard Grant & Parker, Member, 1989 – 1997

Judge Pro Tem, 1996-present

Hearing Officer, 2002- present


Community Involvement

St. Mary’s Food Bank, past board member

Arizona Senior Citizen Law Project, volunteer lawyer

Scottsdale Unified School District, volunteer mock trial instructor

Arizona Little League, volunteer coach

Boy Scouts of America, National Eagle Scout Association member, volunteer merit badge counselor.

University of Michigan, Alumni Student Recruiter