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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