Erica M. Deatherage

Erica is an associate attorney specializing in personal injury, premises liability, employment, and dram shop liability claims in Oregon and Washington. Prior to joining Chock Barhoum, Erica worked for two well-regarded insurance defense firms in the Pacific Northwest, representing clients in professional liability, product liability, medical malpractice, construction defect, and sexual harassment claims.  Prior to moving to Portland, Erica practiced law in Arizona representing clients in family law, civil litigation, and employment law claims.

While in law school, Erica interned as a Student Prosecutor at the City of Phoenix Prosecutor’s Office and successfully tried numerous bench and jury trials to verdict.  Erica also graduated from law school as a Marshall Brennan scholar for her work in teaching constitutional law to high school students.  Prior to attending law school, Erica worked in the financial industry for a Fortune 500 company.  Erica’s diverse background has helped her develop the ability to quickly identify the key issues in a case and develop an effective and efficient legal strategy that generates the most optimal outcomes for her clients.

In her free time, Erica enjoys volunteering at the Cat Adoption Team cat shelter, lifting weights, running, traveling and exploring Portland with her husband.

Areas of Practice

Civil Litigation

Insurance Defense

Personal Injury

Premises Liability

Employment Claims


Dram Shop Liability

Attorney Page

Erica M. Deatherage

Associate Attorney
t: (503) 477-6301

Bar Admissions




United States District Court, District of Oregon

United States District Court, District of Arizona


Arizona Summit Law School, J.D.

University of Pittsburgh, B.S., cum laude, in Finance and Certificate of the German Language

Professional Associations & Memberships

Oregon Association of Defense Counsel

Multnomah County Bar Association

Oregon Women Lawyers, Community Service Outreach Committee

Oregon Claims Adjusters Association