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505
Federal Court Cases
149
State & Federal Appeals
74
Years Experience
1500
State Court Cases

EXPERIENCE – ERICA MYNARICH

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Erica Mynarich primarily represents people charged with crimes in federal court and in Missouri state courts. Erica has extensive training in trial advocacy, including Gerry Spence’s three-week Trial Lawyers College in Wyoming and the Trial Lawyers College’s graduate program.  In 2016, Erica Mynarich was honored for her excellence in trial work by receiving the Missouri Bar Foundation’s Lon O. Hocker award.  Erica’s passion for representing her clients, which includes listening to her clients and genuinely caring about what happens to them, is what has distinguished her as an outstanding attorney to her clients and peers.

Erica also represents clients with all types of cases before the Missouri Court of Appeals and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Erica’s success in appellate work partially stems from her experience clerking for two Missouri Court of Appeals Judges in Springfield, Missouri.

Additionally, Erica has personal injury law experience from her previous work at the Hershewe Law Firm where she fought for the rights of people who were injured. At Carver, Cantin & Mynarich, LLC, Erica Mynarich continues to fight for the rights of people charged with crimes and those who have been injured.

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & AWARDS

  • 2017 Missouri Lawyers Weekly Women’s Justice Award: Litigation Practitioner
  • Erica Mynarich is a 2016 Recipient of Missouri Bar Foundation’s Lon O. Hocker Award
  • Western District of Missouri Federal Practice Committee, 2013-2018
  • Graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • The Missouri Bar, Leadership Academy

EDUCATION

  • Northern Illinois University College of Law, DeKalb, Illinois
    • J.D. magna cum laude
    • Law Review: Northern Illinois University College of Law, Research Editor
    • Publication: An Argument for the Adoption of an Illinois Homeschooling Statute, The Journal of the DuPage County Bar Association, (2007-2008). View Article
  • Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
    • Bachelor of Science in Biology, with a Philosophy minor

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Outstanding Trial Attorney

★★★★★
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Erica is an outstanding trial lawyer and even better person. She zealously advocates for her clients and routinely goes the extra mile to obtain justice. I endorse her without hesitation and would recommend her to anyone seeking trusted counsel.

An incredible and passionate advocate

★★★★★
5 5 1
I have had the privilege of knowing and working with Erica since 2013. She is an incredible and passionate advocate. It is rare to see someone who truly cares for her clients as she does and goes the extra mile. I wholeheartedly endorse her.

Always Earned My Respect

★★★★★
5 5 1
During my time as a prosecutor, Erica was a fierce and skilled defense attorney who always earned my respect. Since that time, my admiration for her ability has only grown as I've watched her continue to excel. Quite simply, Erica is one of the brightest, most passionate, and most skilled lawyers with whom I have worked.

Without question the most passionate lawyer I know

★★★★★
5 5 1
While Erica may be one of the very best lawyers I know, she is, without question, the most passionate lawyer I know. She has an intimate knowledge of the judicial system and an excellent relationship with judges and court officials. Anyone charged with a crime or in need of legal representation would be lucky to have her on their side.

Detail-oriented, persistent, effectively cautious, and highly competent

★★★★★
5 5 1
Erica is a detail-oriented, persistent, effectively cautious, and highly competent attorney. I have had the privilege of working with her on several cases and I can say that her clients are lucky to have her.

An honor working alongside Erica Mynarich

★★★★★
5 5 1
I have had the honor of working alongside Erica Mynarich at the Court of Appeals and also in private practice. She stands out among other lawyers in the profession in her constant demand for excellence. She works harder than all the other lawyers around her and genuinely cares for each of her clients. Being a lawyer is not just a job for her - it is a way of life. She diligently represents people in all walks of life and treats them with dignity and compassion. If I needed a lawyer who would go the extra mile (or 50) to get the best outcome on my case, Erica would be my first choice.

Exceptional person and lawyer

★★★★★
5 5 1
Erica Mynarich is an exceptional person and lawyer.
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