An eager and determined advocate, Erica C. Oates represents clients in civil litigation and land use matters. Her civil litigation work includes employment disputes, business torts, insurance disputes, administrative proceedings, and contract disputes. Erica served as second chair in a contested case proceeding for a regional healthcare system with regard to a competitor's application to expand its emergency response operations. She has also worked on a federal discrimination lawsuit in which a minority-owned home healthcare agency brought suit against a state contractor after receiving discriminatory requests by Medicaid home health care recipients not to send staff of particular races and/or national origins.
Erica's land use practice consists of representing businesses, developers, and property owners in various real estate matters, including real property disputes and applications to local land use commissions. She works closely with the client's consultants and local agency staff to ensure thorough applications that comply with local regulations and achieve the development goals. Erica's work includes retail uses, gasoline stations, convenience stores, and industrial facilities.
- Connecticut Appellate Court, Judicial law clerk
- Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston Salem, North Carolina
- J.D. - 2017
- Wake Forest University
- A.B., Bachelor of Arts - 2014
- Connecticut Super Lawyers, Rising Star
- Coach for the East Shoreline Catholic Academy middle school mock trial team
- Defending members of corporate entity in member dispute related to operations and rights regarding regional car dealerships
- Representing member of real estate investment entity in litigation with entity’s manager of misuse of loan proceeds and unauthorized investments
- Assisting commercial property owner defending injunction action brought by neighboring business over terms of real estate covenant
- Representing members of limited liability company in landlord tenant dispute following termination of lease
- Assisting regional health care provider in administrative proceeding over provision of emergency ambulance services by competing provider
- Defended residential landlord in tenant action arising from lease dispute and tenant malfeasance