Owner and Principal attorney
Erik M. Locascio
As a former felony prosecutor, Erik M. Locascio has tried many cases as first chair, including assaults, drug cases, DWIs, and a variety of others. He additionally handled hundreds of cases from initial arrest to final disposition, including pleas and other hearings. Erik is skilled in all aspects of criminal law, including punishment hearings; bail hearings; cross-examination of civilian and police witnesses; motions to suppress evidence; and more.
During his time at the University of Houston Law Center, he was a finalist in the John Black Moot Court Competition, as well as a member of the Mock Trial team. As a third-year law student, Erik served as the Executive Chair of the Board of Advocates, where he was ultimately responsible for all of the student-run advocacy competitions at the Law Center, including Moot Court, Mock Trial, Mediation, and Client Counseling competitions. Erik also served as a Research Assistant to Professor Merle Morris in the Legal Writing Center. Finally, Erik served as both a Student Attorney and a Graduate Fellow in the Civil Practice Clinic, where he worked on a variety of family and civil cases. Erik is also a trained mediator.
Beginning the Fall of 2018, Erik was selected to run and direct the University of Houston Law Center Criminal Defense Practice Clinic, where his students actively learn hands-on advocacy skills on real-world criminal cases. In the Clinic, students are placed in the role of student attorney to learn every aspect of a criminal case, from initial arrest all the way to a potential trial.
While a student at the University of Texas at Austin, Erik received the Liberal Arts Endowed Presidential Scholarship; served as the President of the English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta; and was a Distinguished College Scholar.
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON LAW CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
B.A., English, 2007
Activities & Affiliations
Adjunct Clinical Professor, University of Houston Law Center Criminal Defense Clinic
Member, Downtown Subcommittee, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
State Bar College, Member
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, Member
Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, Member
Houston Bar Association, Member
Fort Bend Bar Association, Member
• Texas, 2011