Erika O’Donnell, Partner

Phone: (617) 451-9191

I decided to become a personal injury attorney at a young age when my father was hurt in a construction accident and our family was unable to find a passionate attorney willing to fight hard to get him the compensation he deserved. I never wanted to see that happen to another family again.

I have been a part of the Shepard Law team since 2005, and have had the opportunity to zealously represent many families and make sure that someone is fighting hard for them. I take great pride in the relationships I have developed with my clients and their families. It is important for me to get to know my clients as individuals, so I can be a better advocate for them in their legal cases. Every client is unique and every family has different dynamics and needs that I try to address in order to make the process a little easier for everyone involved.


  • Massachusetts
  • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts


  • Suffolk University School of Law, J.D. (2004)
  • Providence College, B.S., cum laude(2001)

Industry Focus

  • Asbestos
  • Serious Injury
  • Auto Accidents
  • Train Accidents
  • Pharmaceutical Liability

Industry Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member, 2005 – Present
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 2011- Present

Awards & Honors

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers “Rising Star”, 2012–2014