G’day mate! I’m Mr. Erickson and this is my personal blog where I’m going to discuss all of my professional experiences thus far. I’m now retired and enjoying life in sunny Australia, but there was a span of forty years where I worked various support positions in the legal field back in the United States. While I stayed within the legal field my entire career, I jumped between multiple cities and fields of law.
I’ve been an investigator for a maritime lawyer in New Orleans, a paralegal for a workers compensation attorney in Des Moines, and at one point, I was the assistant and legal gopher for a top personal injury law firm in Chicago (just to name a few). My experiences have shaped me into the person I am today, and I’d like to think each job made me more knowledgeable in the field of law.
Being retired has given me a lot of time to relax—too much time! I still have the urge to delve back into the legal profession on occasion. Creating this blog is an outlet for me. It will allow me to share the knowledge I’ve gained with you all. I’ll tell my stories, give you insider information, and provide resources from afar on some of the best legal teams in the United States.
Adventures Past and Present
While my retired life now involves many adventures such as snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, hiking through the Australian Outback, and interacting with interesting wildlife, you might be surprised at some of the stories I have to tell from my past.
I’ve helped victims of traumatic car accidents, investigated wrongful death lawsuits to find who was at fault, and helped fight against the courts to seek rightful compensation for those in need. Sometimes, the fights were ugly and the crimes were gruesome, but when I knew I was advocating for the rights of someone who suffered great losses, it felt like an adventure of its own!
I hope as you read the stories of my professional experiences, you’ll feel more prepared for whatever your future holds. No matter where you are or what you’re going through, you’re not alone. The legal process may seem scary, but for those who know it well, it’s invigorating.
I’m enjoying the adventure of retired life, but I miss being able to help people using the law every day. Those who practice law or are in the field think of it as a privilege and an honor to fight for you and seek justice on your behalf.