Saalfield Shad, P.A. shareholder, Travase Erickson, was selected to receive the Amicus Award from the Florida Defense Lawyers Association (FDLA).  

The Amicus Award is given by the FDLA each year to a member of the amicus committee who has demonstrated commitment to the committee and participated in drafting amicus briefs on important issues of tort, insurance, and litigation.

“It is an honor to receive this award,” said Erickson. “The work of this committee is important, and I am proud to contribute to their efforts.”

Erickson’s litigation practice focuses primarily in the areas of medical malpracticeinsurance defensegeneral civil litigation, and appellate law. He has extensive experience representing hospitals, physician practice groups, physicians individually named in lawsuits, office practices, nurses, and other hospital professionals in a wide range of issues.

As an independent, Jacksonville-based civil litigation law firm, the attorneys at Saalfield Shad, P.A. have represented self-insured entities and insurance companies in North Florida for decades. The firm’s lawyers have extensive trial experience in state and federal courts, exceptional litigation skills, and diversified practices. With deep local ties in the community, they have built a reputation for successful representation, proactive and personalized counsel, and outstanding client service.


Founded in 1989 in Jacksonville, Florida, Saalfield Shad, P.A. is one of North Florida’s preeminent civil trial law firms. The firm represents individual, corporate and governmental clients including hospitals, medical professionals, national retail, grocery, franchised businesses, amusement parks, professional sports franchises and governmental units in all areas of civil litigation including medical negligence, premises liability, products liability, workers’ compensation, appellate practice, wrongful death, personal injury, contract, real estate and general civil claims. For more information, go to