Erica Crowl is a director with Legal Fee Solutions. She is a licensed attorney and Certified Litigation Management Professional, concentrating her practice on resolving legal fee disputes and performing litigation management services.
Working with leading corporate counsel, litigation counsel, and insurers, Erica helps clients assess legal fee reasonableness and necessity, determine the proper allocation and relatedness of underlying fees incurred, and resolve attorney fee disputes. She also assists with management of ongoing legal costs by developing and implementing cost control strategies and enforcing billing guideline compliance.
Erica has prepared prevailing party fee petitions, expert reports for various state and federal district and appellate courts and arbitration/mediation expert reports (including London arbitrations) on legal cost issues. Her experience extends to a variety of civil litigation matters, including patents and intellectual property, pharmaceuticals and products liability, class actions, qui tam suits, shareholder derivative actions, commercial contract disputes and bankruptcy proceedings.
Erica has presented continuing legal education seminars for the Law Bulletin and the Chicago Bar Association regarding prevailing party fee provisions, the reasonableness of legal fees, billing guidelines, compliance and legal ethics.
Erica received her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota and law degree from the University of Kansas, where she was captain of the National Environmental Moot Court Team. She received several awards and honors, including the 2003 Kansas Energy Law award and CALI Awards for Public Benefit Law and Oil & Gas Law.