Prior to joining Baxter Harder, Erica was an associate attorney at Stahancyk, Kent & Hook in Bend and Prineville. During her time there, Erica handled a variety of family law cases, including high-conflict custody and parenting time disputes, divorces, and restraining orders. Erica has also worked in the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office. During that time, she appeared in court on behalf of the State for a number of criminal matters. While in law school, Erica worked as a judicial extern for the Lane County Circuit Court, where she gained additional valuable courtroom experience. Before moving to Oregon, Erica worked as a U.S. Senate staffer and later as director of government affairs for an aviation association in Washington, D.C.
- Bachelor's Degree in Political Science & Newspaper Journalism, Syracuse University
- Juris Doctorate Degree, University of Oregon School of Law
Erica Strader is president of the Cascade Women Lawyers chapter of the Oregon Women Lawyers Association. She is an active member of the Oregon State Bar and Deschutes County Bar Association.
Erica has supported and volunteered with CRAFT (Cat Rescue, Adoption & Foster Team), a non-profit no-kill shelter in Bend, by fostering abandoned cats and kittens before they are adopted.
Erica enjoys running the trails in Central Oregon with her energetic Labrador retriever. She also enjoys hiking, camping, and fly-fishing.