Katherine Erickson

Deputy County Counsel

Katherine Erickson joined the Office of the County Counsel in 2023. Katherine works on the Human Services Team, which advises the Office of Supportive Housing and the Social Services Agency on program development, evaluation, and service delivery relating to supportive housing, public benefits, child welfare services, and adult and aging services. Katherine is also a member of the Jail Reform and Custody Operations team, advising on a variety of issues related to jail reform and Custody Health Services, which provides medical and mental health care at County jail facilities.

Katherine’s professional expertise includes:

  • Public benefits law
  • Landlord-tenant law
  • Elder law


  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 2015
    • Review of Law & Social Change
  • Scripps College, B.A., 2010

Prior Experience

  • Federal Judiciary (2020-2023)
    • Law Clerk to the Honorable Margaret I. Strickland
  • Staff Attorney at New York Legal Assistance Group (2016-2020)
  • Masiyiwa-Bernstein Fellow at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (2015-2016)

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