Richard G. Erickson
Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
Address: 400 East Van Buren Street, Suite 1900
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Membership: Professional Memberships & Activities•Arizona Court of Military Appeals •Military Judge (appointed by Governor of Arizona 2011-2017) •American Bar Association •fellow, American Bar Foundation (2016-present) •State Bar of Arizona •Executive Coun
University: University of Arizona, B.S., Politics, 1990; U.S. Naval War College (Strategy/War, 2012); National Defense University, National Security Studies, 2010; U.S. Air War College, Master of Strategic Studies, 2014; U.S. Marine Corps Command & Staff C
Admitted: Arizona; Supreme Court of Arizona; Arizona Court of Military Appeals; United States Navy, Courts Martial; United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; United States District Court, District of Arizona
Biography: Rick Erickson has the highest national client and peer rating of 5.0 as an AV Preeminent attorney, and he is listed in Best Lawyers in America. He practices in the areas of construction, commercial litigation and military law. Rick is also a decorated military officer, a leader and volunteer in the local community and recently served as the elected chairman of his state bar practice section. Rick is further distinguished for his exceptional presentations and seminars to national audiences. Related News & Events•Aug 27 U.S. Department of Defense Awards Snell & Wilmer with Freedom Award for Support of Reserve Employees •Aug 17 The Best Lawyers in America 2016 Lists 128 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in their Field In addition, 19 Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” •Jun 29 Department of Defense Awards Snell & Wilmer the 2015 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award Law Firm Earns Nation's Highest Honor for Supporting Guard and Reserve Employees •Apr 21 Snell & Wilmer Recognized as Finalist for Department of Defense's Top Employer Award •Feb 23 Snell & Wilmer Assists Veterans at Annual Arizona Veterans' StandDown •Sep 04 Snell & Wilmer Launches Military Practice Group •Aug 18 The Best Lawyers in America 2015 Lists 123 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in Their Field •Nov 14 Governor Jan Brewer Appoints Snell & Wilmer Partner Rick Erickson to the Arizona Court of Military Appeals •Jan 01 Snell & Wilmer Elects Seven New Firm Partners and Two Senior Attorneys Related Publications•Sep 08 Under Construction - September 2015 •Aug 11 Legal Alert - Homebuilders Do Not Owe a Duty of Care to Non-Original Homeowners •Sep 03 Under Construction - September 2014 •Aug 04 Financial Services Litigation Bulletin - Servicemembers Civil Relief Act: Critical Takeaways •Mar 19 Under Construction - March 2014 •Sep 16 Under Construction - September 2013 •Aug 05 Legal Alert - Arizona Supreme Court Has the Final Word-Again-on Economic Loss Doctrine •Dec 19 Under Construction - December 2012 •Mar 13 Under Construction - March 2012 •Mar 15 Under Construction - March 2011 Representative Presentations & Publications•“Joint Venture Agreements in Construction, ” Presenter, Lorman Education Services (2015) •“When Do Contract Terms Flow-Down to Subcontractors, ” Presenter, Arizona State Bar Seminar (2015) • Is OSHA Exoneration and Workers Compensation Immunity Enough to Protect you from Tort Liability and Indemnity Claims? Presenter, Associated General Contractors of America, 96th Annual Convention, San Juan, PR (2015) • Embracing the Future of Construction, Panel Chair, Arizona State Bar Convention President's Award (2014) • Understanding Ethics in Government Contracts, Presenter, Associated General Contractors of America, AZ Chapter (2014) • Keeping up with Trends in Construction Contracts, Presenter, Lovitt & Touche (2013) • Lien Law & Prompt Payment Statutes, Presenter, First Solar (2013) • Identifying & Resolving Ethical Issues in Construction, Presenter, American Institute of Architects (2012) • Technological Advances & Social Media in Construction, Faculty Panel, Arizona State Bar Convention (2012) • Construction & Social Media - Do You Have a Plan? Presenter, Associated General Contractors of America, Honolulu, HI (2012) • Construction Site Data Disclaimers: Who Really Carries the Risk? Presenter, Lorman Education Services (2011) • E-Discovery Rules in Construction Litigation, Presenter, Associated General Contractors of America, Las Vegas, NV (2011) • Legal Strategies for Construction Project Records Retention, Panel Moderator, Strafford Publications (2011) • Maximizing Your Investment in Experts for Construction Litigation, Presenter, Computer Guidance Corporation (2010) • Military Operational Law & Counterinsurgency, Presenter, Arizona State University College of Law (2010) • Understanding Arbitration Agreements in AIA & ConsensusDOCS Contracts, Presenter, Associated General Contractors of America, Orlando, FL (2010) • Terminating a Construction Contract: Legal Issues and Considerations, Presenter, Lorman Education Services (2009) • The Service Members Civil Relief Act: What Judges Should Know, Presenter, Arizona Judicial Conference (2009) • Beating the Odds: Mastering The Law of War During The Surge in Anbar Province, Author, U.S. Naval War College (2009) • Managing Electronic Discovery in Construction Litigation, Presenter, Associated General Contractors of America, San Diego, CA (2009) Professional Recognition & Awards•The Best Lawyers in America, Construction Law (2015-2016) Community Involvement•Congressional Advisory Committee for Nomination to U.S. Military Academies •U.S. Senator Jeff Flake (2013-present) •U.S. Senator Jon Kyl (1998-2012) •U.S. Congressman Trent Franks (2003-present) •U.S. Congressman John Shadegg (1996-2010) •Christ Lutheran School Board of Directors, Phoenix, Arizona (2010-present) •District of Arizona Veterans Court Committee (2012-present) •97th Arizona Town Hall, Participant (2010)