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Erika Anderson


Erika Anderson is a partner in the San Diego office of Garcia Hernandez Sawhney, practicing primarily in the areas of education law, litigation, and labor and employment. Anderson has experience in private business litigation matters involving international contract law and foreign jurisdiction. Anderson has also worked closely with numerous school districts across the state to help mitigate ongoing cuts in state funding, including contract negotiations with labor unions, engaging in impasse proceedings and fact finding, and advising school districts on matters of employment law and grievance processing.

Education law, including labor and employment, negotiation, and arbitration, litigation.

Law School:
Harvard Law School

Practice Regions:
State of California; U.S. District Courts, Central and Southern Districts of California.

Authored an article for the American Bar Association’s “Employment Law & Litigation” newsletter.

Senior editor on the Harvard Environmental Law Review.

Project chair for legal research and special projects for Harvard Law School’s chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Student attorney with the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau for two years and served as vice president of the organization.

Community Involvement:
Member of the California Council of School Attorneys and the San Diego Lawyers Club.

Interned with the Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice.

Volunteered as a victim’s advocate with the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office.

Practice Areas


“As a lawyer, I believe it is my responsibility and my privilege to lend my unique knowledge and abilities to aid in the betterment of the lives of my family, my clients and my community.”