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Balancing Aggressive Advocacy With Compassionate Service

Erica A. Skerl

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Practice Areas:

  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Medicaid Planning


Erica A. Skerl is a shareholder of Phillips & Mille, where she has been an attorney since 2011. Erica is a Certified Elder Law Attorney through the National Elder Law Foundation, which is the only certification accredited by both the American Bar Association and the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Certification of Attorneys as Specialists. Of the approximately 38,000 attorneys in Ohio, only 29 are Certified Elder Law Attorneys.

Erica is a very experienced with the unique needs of our seniors as they age. As a Certified Elder Law Attorney, Erica specializes in long term care planning and preserving assets. Erica’s practice also includes the following areas: estate planning, powers of attorney, healthcare powers of attorney, living wills, wills, advance long term care planning, asset protection planning, Medicaid, guardianships, and trust and estate administration.

Erica earned her Juris Doctorate, Magna Cum Laude from the University of Akron in 2007 and her Bachelor of Arts Cum Laude from Clemson University in 2003. Erica resides in Brunswick with her husband and two children.


  • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio
    • J.D. - 2007
    • Honors: summa cum laude
  • Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2007

Classes & Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor at University of Akron School of Law, Legal Writing and Research (2009-2011)
  • Frequent presenter on elder law topics within the greater Cleveland community

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Vice President of Board, Choices, A Community Center, 2010 to Present

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Elder Law Attorney through the National Elder Law Foundation, 2015

Professional Associations

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 2011 to Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association, 2007 to Present
  • American Bar Association, 2007 to Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2011 to Present

Current Employment Position

  • Vice President | Shareholder