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Erica C. Gatewood

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Erica Gatewood is a native of Nashville, but Shelby County has been her home for more than two decades. She and her husband Robert are parents to daughters, Karsyn and Ari. Since childhood, she has had a genuine interest in the law, believing that having a deep understanding and appreciation for it would empower her.

A proud graduate of the Cecil C. Humphrey School of Law, Erica has been a practicing attorney for nearly twenty years. Time and countless experiences have afforded her the privilege of successfully advocating a variety of cases. Meeting people, often at their most vulnerable, and helping them overcome daunting life challenges provides her with immense joy.

Social Security work is personal for Erica. Her first case was for a close relative who had been previously denied benefits. She experienced, firsthand, the emotional rollercoaster that Social Security claimants and their families encounter. She won that case, and the smiles and genuine gratitude her client and his mother extended are forever etched in her mind. This experience (and others) ignited a passion for her clients and a commitment to ensure each case is presented in a manner that provides the best chance to prevail.

Erica is member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR) as well as the Ben F. Jones Chapter of the National Bar Association. She also completed the Memphis Bar Association Leadership Forum and has taught multiple courses in law, criminal justice, legal procedure and policy on the collegiate level.


  • Memphis State University School of Law, Memphis, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 2004
  • U of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee
    • Honors: cum laude

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha

Professional Associations

  • NOSSCR, Member, 2021 to Present
  • Ben F. Jones National Bar Association, Member, 2021 to Present

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Social Security 65%
  • Criminal 10%
  • Personal Injury 5%
  • Child Support/Custody 10%
  • Uncontested Divorces 10%

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2004