Attorney at Law
Springfield, MO

Benefit from the unrivaled collective experience of Carver, Cantin & Mynarich.

Federal Court Cases

State & Federal Appeals

Years Experience

State Court Cases



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. In 2017, Erica was a recipient of the David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Award from the Missouri Bar Foundation.

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.


  • 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


  • 2017 David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Award
  • 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
  • A graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • The Missouri Bar, Leadership Academy
  • Southern Missouri Women Lawyers Board of Directors
  • Missouri Bar Board of Governors, Governor for District 10
  • Member of the Missouri Bar Client Security Fund Committee


  • 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

Attorney Erica Mynarich on “Is It Legal To…”, a Missouri Bar podcast, Discussing the Importance of Knowing Your Rights

Is it Legal to...a Missouri Bar podcast · Is it Legal to... Criminal Charges In this special project of The Missouri Bar, Bob Priddy and Farrah Fite talk with Missouri lawyers about the laws that impact our daily lives. Each episode also features a Legal-Ease...

Thomas Carver Named One of the 30 Most Powerful White-Collar Lawyers in Missouri

In the November 2020 edition of THE POWER LIST from Missouri Lawyers Media, Thomas Carver of Carver, Cantin & Mynarich was named a Power 30 lawyer in white-collar defense, placing him among the top 30 Missouri lawyers in his practice area.  The publication’s...

Fraud After COVID-19: The CARES Act and Wire Fraud, Bank Fraud, Money Laundering, and Aggravated Identity Theft Charges

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act was enacted March 29, 2020 to provide emergency financial assistance to Americans suffering the economic effects resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Any time that the Government authorizes loans,...

Thomas Carver Named Best Lawyers 2021 Lawyer of the Year

  Carver, Cantin & Mynarich is pleased to announce that founding partner Thomas Carver was recently recognized by Best Lawyers in America as 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Criminal Defense: White-Collar Crime in Springfield, Missouri.  This year’s...

Lifetime Supervision and GPS Monitoring of Missouri Sex Offenders

In Missouri persons found guilty of or pleading guilty to certain sex offenses are subjected to a lifetime of supervision and GPS monitoring. While Missouri courts have held that lifetime supervision is a collateral, and not a direct, consequence of conviction the...

Should I take a polygraph a.k.a. “lie detector test”?

If the police ask you to take a lie detector test, we strongly urge you to tell the police you will not answer questions without a lawyer. EVEN IF YOU ARE INNOCENT!! Then hire us to discuss the dangers of taking such a test. For example, the wording of the questions...

Top Representation for Sexual Contact with a Student in Missouri

Carver, Cantin and Mynarich, LLC has represented numerous school employees charged with sexual contact with a student in Missouri. The current statute making such contact a crime can be found at RSMo. §566.086...

Can that Altered Serial Number on the Firearm Seized from Your Client Still Be Seen with the Naked Eye?

If So, Object to that Four-Level Enhancement Citing the Sixth Circuit’s Recent Decision in U.S. v. Sands, 948 F.3d 709 (6th Cir. 2020).When a defendant pleads guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, there are several enhancements that may be applied under...

What You Need to Know About Missouri’s “Revenge Porn” Statute

First, imagine a scenario where a couple is stuck in their home because of the coronavirus. They are drinking some cocktails, and they get the idea to make some “home movies” of the more risqué variety.  Skip ahead a month and they are sick of sheltering in place and...

Everything You Need to Know about the Federal Child Pornography Restitution Statute

New Minimum of $3000.00 Per Victim Under the Federal Child Pornography Restitution StatuteDefendants who are convicted of possession, receipt, or distribution of child pornography are often surprised to learn that as part of their sentence, they will be ordered to pay...


Top Missouri attorneys are ready to help.

The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely on advertisements. Use of this website does not create an attorney-client relationship.