Erick M. Drlicka

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About Erick M. Drlicka

Erick M. Drlicka concentrates his practice in the areas of employment law and personal injury law. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Law, where he was a member of the trial competition team. Prior to earning his law degree, Erick received an undergraduate degree from Spring Hill College, cum laude, and a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University.

Since joining Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon in 1987, Erick has become double board-certified by The Florida Bar in the areas of Civil Trial and Labor and Employment Law. He is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator and receives a continual Martindale-Hubble AV Rating from his peers. Selected as the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel and voted in the Top 100 Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers, Erick is equipped with the knowledge and experience to serve employers along the Gulf Coast. He has also distinguished himself as a member of numerous professional associations, including The Florida Bar and the Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association.



  • Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon
    • Director, 1987 – Present


  • University of Florida College of Law, 1987
    • Trial Competition Team
  • Columbia University, M.I.A., 1983
  • Spring Hill College, cum laude, 1981


  • The Florida Bar


  • Admitted to Florida State Courts, 1987
  • Admitted to United States District Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1997
  • Admitted to United States District Court:
    • Northern District of Florida, 1988
    • Middle District of Florida, 2005


  • The Florida Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section
    • Past Chair, 2019 – 2020
  • Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association
    • Executive Council, 2006 – 2007 & 2007 – 2008
  • Society of Human Resource Management
    • Member
  • Catholic High School Development Council
    • Past President
    • Member of Finance Committee
  • Catholic High School
    • Former Mock Trial Coach
  • Pensacola Chamber of Commerce
    • Member
  • American Red Cross
    • Past Board of Directors
    • Past Chair of By-law Committee
    • Past Audit Committee
  • Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida
    • Advisory Board of Directors, 2011
  • Diocesan School Advisory Council, Diocese of Pensacola – Tallahassee
  • National Diocesan Attorneys Association


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