Erica Bergmann

Erica joined Bergman Draper Oslund Udo in 2018. She has been involved in preparing several cases for trial against multi-national corporations including a case that settled for $3 million dollars after opening statements. She has been an integral part of teams that have resulted in more than $10 million dollars in settlements for mesothelioma victims. Erica enjoys working closely with clients and their families to help them tell the story of how mesothelioma has impacted their lives.
Before joining the firm, Erica clerked in the Washington State Court of Appeals for the Honorable J. Robert Leach. She graduated magna cum laude from Seattle University School of Law where she received recognition for her legal writing and served as a Lead Article Editor for the Seattle University Law Review. During law school, Erica also interned for the Honorable Thomas S. Zilly in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.

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  • Seattle University School of Law, J.D, 2016, magna cum laude
  • Lead Article Editor, Seattle University Law Review
  • University of Washington, Law Societies & Justice, B.A.


  • Washington


Three out of Four Economists Recommend Raising the Minimum Wage! A Closer Look at the Debate Surrounding Seattle’s Minimum Wage Ordinance, 39 Seattle U. L. Rev 593 (2015).


  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice

Representative Cases

  • Kraemer v. Lone Star Industries, Inc. (King County 2021) – $10 million dollar jury verdict for 79-year-old mesothelioma victim and his wife based on World War II era take-home exposures
  • $4.1 million in settlements to a 77-year-old sheet-metal worker who was employed at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
  • $3.5 million in settlements to a 66-year-old career insulator who consistently used respiratory protection
  • $2 million in settlements for 76-year-old mesothelioma victim with childhood asbestos exposure to plaster and three years of asbestos exposure as a boilermaker
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  • WSAJ EAGLE 2023


Seattle, Washington