Getting her start in the trenches as a legal aid attorney, Erika has years of experience in seeking justice for employees and consumers against unfair practices.  She has fought off debt collectors, obtained justice for wrongfully terminated employees, and untangled thorny credit reporting issues.  She has taken on local government for refusing proper restroom access to transgender people.  In 2015, she even had a federal court declare a state's garnishment statute unconstitutional for violating the rights of low-income debtors. 

Whether your case is just starting, or whether you are up on appeal, Erika has the experience and passion to fight for the justice you deserve.

Outside the courtroom, Erika enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.  She lives with her wife and two children in San Francisco.  

Bar Admissions

  • California

  • New York

  • Georgia


  • J.D., Northeastern University
    Boston, MA - 2009

  • B.B.A., Southern Methodist University
    Dallas, TX - 2002


  • National Association of Consumer Advocates

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys

​Erika has participated in a number of precedent-setting decisions, including: 

  • In re Bird, 577 B.R. 365 (B.A.P. 10th Cir. 2017)

  • Bowerman v. Field Asset Services, 242 F.Supp.3d 910 (N.D. Cal. 2017)

  • Goudelock v. Sixty-01 Ass'n of Apt. Owners, 895 F.3d 633 (9th Cir. 2018)

  • Jahn v. Burke, 863 F.3d 521 (6th Cir. 2017)

  • Lynch v. Jackson, 845 F.3d 147 (4th Cir. 2017)

  • Prado v. Equifax Info. Servs. LLC, 331 F.R.D. 134 (N.D. Cal. 2019)

  • Raysoni v. Payless Auto Deals, 296 Ga. 156 (2014)

  • Rudio v. Credit Control, LLC, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 169522 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 1, 2018)

  • Slater v. United States Steel Corp., 871 F.3d 1174 (11th Cir. 2017) (en banc)

  • Sponsler v. Sponsler, 301 Ga. 600 (2017)

  • Strickland v. Alexander, 153 F.Supp.3d 1397 (N.D. Ga. 2015)

  • Strickland v. Alexander, 154 F.Supp.3d 1347 (N.D. Ga. 2015)

  • Strickland v. Alexander, 162 F.Supp.3d 1302 (N.D. Ga. 2015)

  • Strickland v. Alexander, 772 F.3d 876 (11th Cir. 2014)

  • In re Ngwangu, 529 B.R. 358 (Bankr. N.D. Ga. 2015)

  • Venable v. SunTrust Bank, 335 Ga. App. 344 (2015)

Legal Disclaimer: The information on this website is for informational purposes only, and not for the purposes of giving legal advice.  Everyone's situation is different, and there may be legal nuances to your case that may not be obvious after reading the below information, which is more general in nature.  Please contact us if you would like a consultation as to how the law may apply to your individual circumstances.

© 2019 by Erika Heath

San Francisco, CA