Erika Vasquez graduated magna cum laude from Florida State where she was named a Florida Academic Scholar, among other honors. In law school, Erika was an associate editor of the law review, a position she was offered as the winner of a writing competition. After graduating in 2009, Erika began her legal career working with people who lost their homes to fire. As a lead associate attorney, Erika has worked with hundreds of fire clients and facilitated more than 75 million dollars in settlements for people who lost their homes and possessions to fire.
Erika is a foster parent and world traveler. She has traveled to Panama, Nicaragua, Indonesia, Peru, Costa Rica, Mexico, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Japan. She developed her love for travel after creating her own study abroad program in Costa Rica, where she arranged to live on a working dairy farm and teach English to local high school students. When she returned to America, she landed in San Diego and fell in love with the area.
Erika is admitted to practice in California state and federal courts. She is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego and speaks Spanish.