Erin K. Copeland, a native Houstonian, has practiced personal injury law for more than 20 years, representing clients in both state and federal courts across the country. She works on behalf of injured individuals and families who have their lost loved ones due to the wrongful conduct of others.

Aside from handling a diverse individual case docket at the Houston-based trial firm of Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson, Erin is managing the firm’s transvaginal mesh docket. In 2012, she was appointed by the Honorable Judge Goodwin to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the following federal MDL’s currently pending in the Southern District of West Virginia:

  • In Re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System
    Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2187
  • In Re: American Medical Systems, Inc.,
    Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability
    Litigation, MDL No. 2325
  • In Re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System
    Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2327
  • In Re: Boston Scientific Corp. Pelvic Repair
    System Products Liability Litigation,
    MDL No. 2326

Erin is also part of a team of award winning veteran trial attorneys currently representing hundreds of victims of a variety of other dangerous products and pharmaceuticals. Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson have cases pending in jurisdictions across the country.

Erin is licensed to practice law in both Texas and Missouri. She was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court in 2014. She has also been admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the Southern District, the Northern District, and the Eastern District of Texas as well as other jurisdictions nationwide by pro hac vice admission. She was certified as an Attorney Ad Litem in Texas in 2009 and has been trained in both general civil and family law mediation. She has also served as a volunteer mediator for the Harris County Dispute Resolution Center.

“As a result of peer nomination, Erin was appointed to the Executive Committee of the National Trial Attorneys – Top 40 Under 40 Trial Attorneys, which is a professional organization comprised of America’s top young trial attorneys. Membership into organization is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those individuals who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young lawyer under the age of 40.”

Areas of Practice

Prescription Drug / Medical Device Injuries
Business Litigation
Catastrophic Auto Accidents
Deceptive Trade Practices
Defective Products
18-Wheeler Collisions
Wrongful Death Litigation

Professional Licenses & Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Missouri
  • United States Supreme Court
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Association of Women Attorneys


  • South Texas College of Law
    Houston, Texas, May, 2000
    Honors: South Texas College of Law
    Advocacy Scholarships, 1998-1999
    Honors: South Texas College of Law
    Advocacy Scholarships, 1999-2000
  • University of Houston
    Houston, Texas, 1997
    Honors: Cum Laude
    Major: Radio-Television

Mediator Training

  • General Mediation Training / Certification — September 2010
  • Family Mediation Training / Certification — October 2010
  • Volunteer Mediator with the Harris County Dispute Resolution Center