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Randall L. Erickson

Retired Partner

Randall L. Erickson is a retired partner who practiced out of Crowell & Moring's Orange County office and was the longtime chair of the firm's Construction Group. He had over 30 years' experience in the construction industry and focused on a variety of areas of litigation resolution, including construction claims and construction defect disputes, public contracts and bid disputes, labor law issues, real estate development disputes, and related environmental remediation concerns. He represented clients in arbitrations, trials, and mediations. Building on his extensive experience as an advocate, Randy often served as an arbitrator, mediator, and expert witness. He was on the Large and Complex Case panel at the American Arbitration Association, a Public Works Contract certified arbitrator, and a Dispute Resolution Board Foundation member.

Randy graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and Duke University School of Law, where he served as research editor of the Duke Law Journal. He served as a law clerk to The Honorable O.D. Hamlin on the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

He served as an Infantry Platoon Commander in the U.S. Marine Corps and was decorated for combat action.

Randy was active in the Orange County Bar Association and was a founding member of the Orange County Bar Association's Masters Division. He served on the Federal Bar Association of Orange County's Board of Directors. In 1998, he was an officer for and in 1995 was the chairman of the Legal Advisory Committee for the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of California. He was a member of the Legislative Committee of the AGC, former vice-chairman of the Construction Claims Division of the Public Contract Law Section, a member of the Forum on the Construction Industry of the American Bar Association, a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, and a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Randy was experienced in the unique legal issues that contractors, owners, and design professionals face in environmental remediation projects. He lectured and wrote numerous articles on construction claims, contracting, and related environmental remediation issues. He also authored two books: Environmental Law Considerations in Construction Projects, Environmental Remediation Contracting, and co-authored Environmental Reports and Remediation Plans: Forensic and Legal Review, and myriad monographs.

Awards and Honors

  • Chambers USA, California Construction Mediator
  • Best Lawyers in America, Construction Law, 2013
  • Orange County's Top 50 Lawyers, 2008
  • Who's Who Legal, The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, 2005-2006
  • California SuperLawyer, Los Angeles Magazine, 2006-2012, Construction and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Who's Who Legal, The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, 2005
  • AGC of California, Associate Achievement Award, 1998


  • University of Wisconsin, B.S. (1965)
  • Duke University School of Law, J.D. (1971)


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