Areas of practice:
Practice limited to consumer and business debtor bankruptcy law, and consumer protection, 2019 to present.
2007: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bachelor of Arts in History
2019: North Carolina Central University School of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude
2019: North Carolina State Bar
2019: Federal District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
Erica first became interested in consumer bankruptcy law when she was a teenager. Her mother was a bankruptcy attorney, and Erica would often help her around the office and accompany her to court hearings and educational seminars. She was deeply moved to see how her mother’s work helped so many people get back on their feet, and to get the fresh start that they needed in order to overcome hard times and move forward. Erica worked for her mother part-time while she earned her bachelors’ degree and, because she loved the work so much, she continued to do so even after she graduated and started a full-time position with the Durham County Clerk of Court. She later left the Clerk’s office to obtain her paralegal certificate from Duke University’s Continuing Education Program, and became a North Carolina State Bar Certified Paralegal. She then worked for her mother full-time until she retired in 2013, after which Erica was offered a position as a paralegal with the Law Offices of John T. Orcutt, PC. Erica was thrilled to become a part of such a reputable firm and work alongside zealous, passionate attorneys. In 2015, she enrolled in North Carolina Central University School of Law as a part-time student in the Evening Program. While earning her law degree, she continued working as a full-time paralegal with the firm, all while raising a family. Through sheer grit and determination, Erica graduated from law school in 2019, with honors. After passing the North Carolina Bar Exam, she was humbled to be offered a position as an associate attorney with the Law Offices of John T. Orcutt, PC in the Greensboro, NC office, where she works today.
Attorney Professional Association or Honor::
North Carolina Bar Association
Durham Bar Association
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys