Erik graduated from DeKalb High School, in Waterloo, Indiana, earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Political Science cum laude from St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer Indiana, and received his Juris Doctor of Law from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago.
While at St. Joseph's College, Erik served as President of the St. Joseph's College Student Senate. He also was a four-year member of the St. Joseph's College varsity football team, playing quarterback. Erik now serves on the Board of Trustees at Saint Joseph’s College. In law school, he represented John Marshall as a member of its American Bar Association Mock Trial Team, which competed against other law schools on a national level.
Erik is licensed to practice in the State of Indiana, the United States District Court for both the Northern District and Southern District of Indiana, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Erik has tried numerous jury and bench trials to verdict.
Currently Erik serves as legal counsel for the Municipal City of Auburn, Auburn Municipal Utilities, Auburn Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals, DeKalb County Central United School District, Smith-Green Schools, the DeKalb County Change Academy, and various other local entities. He has served as special prosecutor in several counties and special counsel to other local municipalities and administrative boards. Erik has argued before the Indiana Supreme Court. Erik has experience in both the state and federal court trial settings, as well as state and federal appellate courts.
He is a member of the DeKalb County Bar (president 2007 to 2008), the Indiana State Bar Association and the American Association for Justice, the Council of School Attorneys and Municipal Attorneys.
He is a member of the Auburn Elks, Auburn Classic Lions Club, and Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church. Over the past several years Erik has served as a Board member for Junior Achievement and the DeKalb Memorial Hospital Medical Ethics Board. He currently sits on the DeKalb County Community Foundation Board, DeKalb Central Foundation Board, and has served on numerous other foundation committees. In 2001, Erik founded DeKalb Rocket Football, Inc., a tackle football league. Erik has also contributed pro bono legal services to a variety of groups, including DeKalb County Habitat for Humanity and the Volunteer Lawyers Program of Northeast Indiana, and has served 12 years as Chair of the DeKalb County Law Day Activities.
His personal interests include sports, music, history (Civil War) and politics. Both of Erik's parents are long time residents of DeKalb County and Northeast Indiana, being retired educators. Erik's mother is a native of Belgium, and continues to teach as a college instructor. Erik resides in Auburn with his wife, Tamera, a teacher in the Garrett School system, and their four children, William, Evelyn, Margaret and Kathryn.
DISCLAIMER: This website was developed to provide general information. Data contained at this site or at any site linked from this site has not been reviewed for accuracy or legal sufficiency. Displays are for reference purposes only. Their completeness, currency, or accuracy are not guaranteed. Links or references to other information or organizations do not constitute an endorsement. The information provided herein is solely for the reader's own use and cannot be sold. The reader should not rely on the data provided herein for any reason. Mefford, Weber and Blythe, Professional Corporation. explicitly disclaims any representations and warranties, including, without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Mefford, Weber and Blythe, Professional Corporation. shall assume no liability, including but not limited to the following: any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the information provided, regardless of how caused; any decision made or action taken or not taken by the reader in reliance on any information or data furnished hereunder. In no event will Mefford, Weber and Blythe, Professional Corporation. be liable for any damages, whatsoever, whether direct, consequential, incidental, special, or on claim for attorney fees arising out of the use of or inability to use the information provided herein. Information contained in this site is not, and is not intended to be, legal advice. A response to this website or a response by anyone at Mefford, Weber and Blythe, Professional Corporation. to an e-mail generated by this website does not, in and of itself, create an attorney-client relationship.