Erich Schenk has an established track record as a zealous advocate for his clients. He focuses on tort and commercial litigation disputes, regularly prevailing in matters involving catastrophic personal injury and complex commercial and business issues, as well as transportation matters.
With a litigation style often described as disarming and folksy, Erich is an accomplished trial attorney who believes in obsessively knowing the facts of each case – and litigating as if every case will be tried.
He begins each matter establishing how complex legal issues can be effectively communicated to a jury. Through his process, he ascertains the case strengths and weaknesses and strategizes on how best to exploit or defend each.
Erich’s trial-centric approach puts his clients in a position to resolve matters favorably and efficiently. Even though not all his cases culminate in the courtroom, his clients appreciate the depth of the team’s preparation and trial readiness.
Prior to joining Sheehy, Ware, Pappas & Grubbs, Erich was a senior attorney at a national litigation firm. He has successfully tried many insurance defense and commercial litigation cases to verdict. He also was a senior attorney for various boutique litigation firms, as well as counsel for residential and commercial property owners.
Outside of his work, Erich enjoys being outdoors, going to the beach with his wife and family, preparing meals for their seven children and being entertained by the family dog, Boss.
Defended lawsuits on behalf of several National Basketball Association teams, and their employees, in Texas.
Regional counsel for a global automotive safety and restraint manufacturer in wrongful death and catastrophic injury lawsuits.
Counseled representative clients on commercial and oil/gas contract provisions, lease agreements and other transactional issues involving the energy industry and negotiated with landowners.
Leased mineral rights to, and maintained working interests for, residential and commercial property owners in Texas, and researched title to trace and confirm landowners’ mineral ownership back to patent.
J.D., South Texas College of Law, 1996
B.S., Trinity University, 1992
State Bar of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas