About

Erin K. Copeland

Native Houstonian

Since earning her law license in 2000, Erin has primarily practiced personal injury law representing clients in both state and federal courts across the country. Erin has worked on behalf of injured individuals and families who have their lost loved ones due to the wrongful conduct of others.

Aside from handling a diverse individual case docket at the Houston-based trial firm of Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson, Erin is managing the firm’s transvaginal mesh docket. In 2012, she was appointed by the Honorable Judge Goodwin to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the following federal MDL’s currently pending in the Southern District of West Virginia:

  • •   In Re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System
      Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2187
  • •   In Re: American Medical Systems, Inc.,
      Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability
      Litigation, MDL No. 2325
  • •   In Re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System
      Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2327
  • •   In Re: Boston Scientific Corp. Pelvic Repair
      System Products Liability Litigation,
      MDL No. 2326

Erin is also part of a team of award winning veteran trial attorneys currently representing hundreds of victims of a variety of other dangerous products and pharmaceuticals. Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson have cases pending in jurisdictions across the country.

Erin is licensed to practice law in both Texas and Missouri. She was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court in 2014. She has also been admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the Southern District, the Northern District, and the Eastern District of Texas as well as other jurisdictions nationwide by pro hac vice admission. She was certified as an Attorney Ad Litem in Texas in 2009 and has been trained in both general civil and family law mediation. She has also served as a volunteer mediator for the Harris County Dispute Resolution Center.

As a result of peer nomination, Erin was appointed to the Executive Committee of the National Trial Attorneys – Top 40 Under 40 Trial Attorneys, which is a professional organization comprised of America’s top young trial attorneys. Membership into organization is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those individuals who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young lawyer under the age of 40.

Areas of Practice:

  • Prescription Drug / Medical Device Injuries
  • Business Litigation
  • Catastrophic Auto Accidents
  • Deceptive Trade Practices
  • Defective Products
  • 18-Wheeler Collisions
  • Wrongful Death Litigation

Education:

  • South Texas College of Law
    Houston, Texas, May, 2000
    J.D.
  • Honors: South Texas College of Law
    Advocacy Scholarships, 1998-1999
  • Honors: South Texas College of Law
    Advocacy Scholarships, 1999-2000

  • University of Houston
    Houston, Texas, 1997
    B.A.
  • Honors: Cum Laude
    Major: Radio-Television

Professional Licenses
& Memberships:

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Missouri
  • United States Supreme Court
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Association of Women Attorneys

Mediator Training:

  • General Mediation Training / Certification
    September 2010
  • Family Mediation Training / Certification
    October 2010
  • Volunteer Mediator with the Harris County Dispute Resolution Center