julie c. erickson

Associate Attorney

Julie’s practice focuses on all phases of complex class action litigation. She exclusively represents plaintiffs in a diverse set of state and national class actions involving consumer fraud, employment/wage and hour violations, and elder abuse disputes in both federal and state courts.

In the consumer context, Julie has most recently played a central role in litigating class actions against Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California in relation to the 2013 rollout of Covered California. In the employment context, Julie has litigated and resolved wage and hour class actions on behalf of employees of flooring installation companies and skilled nursing facilities, as well as misclassification cases involving workers who have been misclassified as either independent contractors or as exempt employees. Julie also has a special expertise in addressing mandatory pre-dispute arbitration agreements and has prosecuted class actions and individual cases in arbitration.

Prior to joining the Arns Law Firm, Julie worked at the law offices of Michael D. Thamer and the San Francisco Superior Court, Small Claims Division.

Memberships: Consumer Attorneys of California, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)

Practice Areas

Consumer Law

Managerial Misclassification

Independent Contractor Misclassification

Wage & Hour 

Unfair Business Practices

Skilled Nursing / Assisted Living Facility Abuse

Qui Tam / Whistleblower Cases

Privacy Class Action


University of San Francisco School of Law (2013)

Juris Doctorcum laude

Santa Clara University (2008)

B.A. Communications, magna cum laude


Top 10 Wage & Hour Trial Lawyers in California, The National Trial Lawyers, 2019

Outstanding New Lawyer of the Year Finalist, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2019

Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2019


Rising Star – Super Lawyers, Northern California, 2018 & 2019


Harrington v. Blue Shield: $23,400,000+ settlement

Felser v. Blue Cross: $18,900,000+ settlement

Camp v. Instacart: $4,600,000 settlement

Publications and Presentations

“Gender Roles in Firms & Trials,” San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, July 2019, Speaker and Chair

“Technology at Trial,” The Bar Association of San Francisco, June 2019

“A New Strategy for Dealing with Individual Arbitration Agreements,” San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, January 2019

"The defendant wants to move for individual arbitration; Be careful defendant, you may get what you wish for.” 2018 Class Action/Mass Tort Seminar, Consumer Attorneys of California/San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, June 2018

“Mandatory Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements,” San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, January 2016

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