Erica Sisemore joined Blanchard & Thomas, PLLC as an Associate Attorney in 2022. Although Erica primarily practices family law, she also represents clients in the areas of business formation and consulting, civil and commercial litigation, and contracts cases. Erica is licensed by both the State Bars of Texas and New Mexico.
Prior to her law career, Erica earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Texas Tech University, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and was part of the Texas Tech Honors College. Following graduation, Erica represented medical equipment companies in contract negotiations with insurance companies and referral partners. She successfully increased the patient base and ensured compliance for the company with Medicare standards and client benefits. Additionally, Erica acquired 5 years of experience within the property & casualty insurance industry.
Erica attended law school later in life after her own divorce attorney literally and figuratively held her hand through the hardest time in her life. Erica wanted to repay that kindness, and she set to transitioning into a new career while simultaneously raising young twin sons! Her hard work eventually paid off, and she now pays that same kindness and compassion forward to each and every client she serves.
Erica received her Juris Doctor from Texas Tech University School of Law. During law school she was heavily involved with advanced alternative dispute resolution and negotiation clinics which, in conjunction with her previous corporate career, laid the foundation from which her considerable business practice grew. She participated in the Texas Tech School of Law American Inns of Court and was a member of the Student Ambassador Corps.
Erica’s tenure as in-house counsel and a development director have helped her acquire a knack for helping business leaders avoid legal pitfalls. Her time as a law student, paralegal, clerk, and mother facing divorce have given her perspective of what many of her family clients face. She now uses her education, experience, and passion to the benefit of all her clients in both areas.
Outside of work, Erica is busy raising now teenage twin sons, and she is engaged to a fabulous man and his little girl. Her golden retriever, Murphy, is a loving but energetic part of her life. She is active with the Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Association, serving on the House Board. She enjoys all forms of travel, reading, and being involved with friends and family. To that end, she has never said no to a friendly happy hour to date!