Erick M. Drlicka

Erick M. Drlicka
Pensacola, Florida
Director, since 1987

Personal Injury and Civil Trial Attorney

No case is too challenging for Erick Drlicka, who has been practicing law with Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon since 1987 and has handled more than 22 trials. Erick is one of only 39 attorneys certified for civil trial in Pensacola by the Florida Bar, and his practice is devoted largely to personal injury. Erick has helped thousands of Pensacola personal injury victims receive the compensation they were entitled to, and is responsible for a $1.3 million verdict to a single mother who was injured by a motor vehicle. Due to the fact that Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon is a multi-discipline firm, Erick was able to set up a guardianship for her son and handle her Social Security Disability issues as well. Erick 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 graduate degree in international affairs from Columbia University. Since joining Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon in 1987, he has become a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator and distinguished himself as a member of numerous professional associations, including the American Bar Association, The Florida Bar, the Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association, and the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. Mr. Drlicka was the attorney-coach for the mock trial team at Catholic High School for seven years, and served on the board of the American Red Cross as well as Catholic High School’s Development Council and finance committee.

Areas of Practice:

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Employment Law
  • Commercial Litigation


  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Law, The Florida Bar
  • Board Certified Labor and Employment Law, The Florida Bar
  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Bar Admissions:

  • Florida – U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1988
  • Florida – U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit


  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 1987, Honors: Trial Competition Team
  • Columbia University, 1983, M.I.A., Major: International Affairs
  • Spring Hill College, 1981, Honors: Cum Laude

Classes/Seminars Taught:

  • Speaker, Local and State Continuing Legal Education Seminars
  • Speaker, Employment Law Seminars, Corporate Clients

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • The Florida Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association
  • Society of Human Resource Management
  • Catholic High School Development Council – Past President and Member, Finance Committee
  • American Red Cross – Past Board of Directors

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