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Attorney Profile

Erik Fain

Brief Biography

Erik N. Fain has been practicing in Lake Charles since 2007 and joined Plauché, Smith & Nieset, LLC. in 2018. He has devoted his practice to civil litigation. In addition to a general civil litigation defense practice, Erik focuses on areas of automobile liability, premises liability, occupational disease, and toxic tort. Erik has experience in complex litigation, complex insurance coverage litigation, general casualty, occupational disease, toxic tort and environmental cases.


Juris Doctor, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, 2006.
Bachelor of Civil Law, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, 2006.
Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Studies, History minor, McNeese State University, 2000.
Associate in Languages (Latin), McNeese State University 2000.


All of the state district and appellate courts in Louisiana
United States District Courts, including the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts
United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Associations

Southwest Louisiana Bar Foundation
Southwest Louisiana Bar Association
Louisiana State Bar Association
Southwest Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

Honors and Awards

Magna Cum Laude
Army Commendation Medal
Army Service Ribbon
National Defense Service Medal (2)
Army Achievement Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Army Good Conduct Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
Global War on Terror Service
Louisiana War Cross
Iraq Campaign Medal
Louisiana General Excellence Ribbon (3)

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