Ms. Erica L. Parsons
Litner + Deganian PC
Raised in Montgomery, AL, Erica Parsons spent her undergraduate years at Auburn University studying English and French. She worked in the South of France for a summer before graduating magna cum laude. Once she came to terms with the fact that she likely would not achieve her lifelong dream of becoming Queen of England, she decided to take her unique talents for zealous advocacy to the University of Georgia School of Law.
At UGA, Erica proved herself a skilled advocate, competing nationally in both Moot Court and Mock Trial teams and serving as research assistant to Professor Ronald Carlson. She was so devoted to UGA’s advocacy program that Erica (and her husband Mark) have the unique honor of being the only couple to ever be married in the Hatton-Lovejoy Courtroom at the law school.
After graduating from UGA, Erica began her practice in coastal Alabama, but relocated to Atlanta after weathering 5 hurricanes in 18 months, including Hurricane Katrina. She then spent nearly two decades in Atlanta working as an insurance defnese attorney and focussed her practice on general liability and automobile insurance defense, bad faith and coverage litigation . She is licensed to practice in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee and has successfully litigated cases in both state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels.
In 2022, Erica decided to hit the reset button on her career and left the defense side entirely, joining ranks with her law school classmate Arman Deganian and the other stellar attorneys in the firm of Litner + Deganian, P.C. She now happily represents clients who have been injured in accidents and she works hard to achieve exceptional results on their behalf.
With two decades of litigation experience, Erica has developed a uniquely measured approach to the practice of law that centers on compassion, understanding, and integrity with a healthy dose of good humor and a touch of irreverence. “I’m a child of the 80s, so the wisdom of Roadhouse’s James Dalton was imprinted on me early and I try incorporate it into my law practice whenever possible: ‘All you have to do is follow three simple rules. One, never underestimate your opponent. Expect the unexpected. Two, take it outside. Never start anything inside the bar unless it’s absolutely necessary. And three, be nice. . . until it’s time to not be nice.’”
Outside of work, Erica likes to spend time in her mountain home with her husband and three rescue dogs – Waylon, Jesse, and Hank – and her stepdaughter Lauris, who lives in Austin, Texas. She volunteers at Paws 4 Life in Rabun, cooks, travels takes ballet classes, and enjoys photography.