Erica Grossman is a partner in the law firm of Holland, Holland Edwards & Grossman. Erica was selected as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers in 2014 and 2015, named a Colorado Super in Lawyer 2016, 5280's Top Lawyers in Civil Rights Litigation, and selected as one of National Trial Lawyers' Top "40 under 40" lawyers.
Erica has litigated a number of cases involving police brutality, unconstitutional jail conditions, first amendment issues, discrimination, and retaliation. She and her firm represented several prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, recently obtaining the release and repatriation of a Mauritanian man captured unlawfully in 2002. Erica also represents families in nursing home and assisted living litigation.
In December 2014, Erica, along with Anna, received an over $11,000,000 jury verdict on behalf of Ken McGill, an inmate at Jefferson County Jail, who suffered a stroke and was cruelly denied timely medical care. This case was a finalist for the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association case of the year in 2015.
Erica joined the firm after working in the San Francisco office at the prominent national law firm Latham & Watkins. While there, Erica worked on a number of high profile cases, in areas of white-collar crimes, antitrust litigation, securities litigation, and employment law. She also dedicated herself to the firm's pro bono work, representing persecuted people seeking political asylum, low-income families in landlord-tenant disputes, indigent children in school expulsion hearings, and doing appellate work on constitutional rights issues.
Erica is deeply committed to bringing cases to vindicate serious deprivations of civil rights and providing justice to families.
Erica obtained her law degree at the University of Michigan Law School and graduated with honors in 2004. During Law School, she worked with the Criminal Justice clinic, the Civil Trial Clinic, and was the recipient of the Lee Bollinger Award for her studies in the First Amendment.
Erica attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut and graduated with honors in 2000. After graduation from college, Erica worked with emotionally and behaviorally disturbed children in Massachusetts.
Honors and Awards
• 5280 Top Lawyers - Civil Rights Litigation, 2017
• National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40
• Super Lawyer, 2016
• ACLU Carl Whitehead Award 2010, awarded for "dedication to defending civil liberties and the rule of law" in Guantanamo Bay representation
• Access to Justice Award, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association 2010 for Guantanamo Bay representation
• Case of the Year Finalist 2015, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association for McGill v. Correctional Healthcare Companies, et al
• Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2014 and 2015