Erika M. Larsen

Associate

Erika Larsen’s practice focuses on insurance defense litigation in areas involving personal injury, employment, construction defects, governmental entities, and property disputes. Before joining Snow Christensen & Martineau, Erika began her legal practice clerking at and then ultimately joining as an associate Christensen & Jensen, where she helped vigorously defend clients on a variety of matters involving catastrophic personal injury, multi-party construct defects, water right issues, governmental immunity, and complex property damage disputes. In addition to this practice, Erika enjoys volunteering with the Homeless Youth Legal Clinic at the Volunteers of America Youth Resource Center.

Erika received her JD from the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law, graduating with high honors. During law school, she served as Note & Comment Editor of the Utah Law Review; President of the Federal Bar Association Student Chapter; and Quinney Research Fellow for three law professors. In addition, Erika received a Graduate Certificate in Criminal Law as well as a Certificate of Service for her work with the S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Pro Bono Initiative.

Before attending law school, Erika graduated from Dixie State University magna cum laude with a B.S. in English Literature. During her undergraduate studies, Erika was her school’s Chapter President of Sigma Tau Delta, and also served as the Associate Director of the DSU’s Writing Center. Additionally, Erika had the honor of presenting several of her academic papers at national and international conferences. Outside of her legal practice, Erika has a lot of fun hobbies, including slam poetry for which she has competed at several national competitions, as well as hiking, playing soccer, and hanging out with her two dogs.

Education

  • J.D., University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, 2017
  • B.S., Dixie State University, English Literature

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Utah State Bar
  • Wyoming State Bar
  • Federal Bar Association Student Chapter President – coordinated the annual lunch with judges and other events
  • Women’s Law Caucus Activities Coordinator – organized the annual holiday drive in coordination with other organizations, and worked with the International Rescue Committee to gather thousands of dollars’ worth of gifts for local refugee families
  • Second-year Intern at the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center – investigate cases of wrongful conviction
  • Third-Year Intern at the District Attorneys’ Office where she helped with three trials and several preliminary hearings
  • Awarded a Pro Bono Initiative Certificate of Service for work as a student volunteer with the Hartland Clinic teaching citizenship classes to the local refugee community.