Attorney Erik R. Blaine
At Wright & Schulte LLC, Erik represents clients in a wide variety of cases in both state and Federal Courts.
At Wright & Schulte LLC, Erik focuses his considerable experience and talents on achieving client goals and ensuring equal access to justice for each client. Erik ensures that individual clients have full representation to safeguard their Constitutional rights and liberties. Erik also provides comprehensive representation to Federal Firearms Licensees Holders (FFLs), firearms dealers, manufacturers, distributors, gun clubs, and security operations to ensure compliance with state and Federal regulations.
While in law school, Erik worked for renowned Federal District Judge Walter H. Rice. After graduating, Erik began working in the litigation department of a nationwide insurance company. Before joining Wright & Schulte LLC, Erik worked as an associate attorney and as an Assistant Prosecutor in Shelby County, Ohio, experience that gives him a unique insight invaluable to litigation and achieving client goals.
In addition to his active legal practice, Erik serves on several boards of directors ranging from museums and his alma mater UDSL, to a community health clinic. Erik also donates his time and efforts to a number of community service organizations, including Wills for Heroes program where he is the lead attorney, he’s Chairman of the Greater Dayton Area Friends of the NRA, and the Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyer Project.
Admissions to PracticeSupreme Court of the United States 2015 State of Ohio 2006
Commonwealth of Kentucky 2007 United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio 2009
United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio 2011
United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Ohio 2011
United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Ohio 2011 United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky 2012 United States District Court, Western District of Kentucky 2012 United States Tax Court 2013
EducationUniversity of Dayton B.A. 2003
University of Dayton School of Law 2006
Professional AssociationsAmerican Association for Justice
Ohio Association for Justice
Dayton Bar Association (Lead Attorney – Wills for Heroes)
Ohio State Bar Association Kentucky Bar Association Federal Bar Association American Bankruptcy Law Forum National District Attorneys Association
DBA Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Committee
Board And Community ServiceMontgomery County Reentry Policy Board – Legal Subcommittee, 2015 – Present Wills for Heroes – Lead Attorney, 2007 – Present Friends of NRA Greater Dayton Area Chapter, 2014 – Present (Chairman, Chapter Founder) UDSL Alumni Board of Trustees, 2009 – Present (Vice President, 2016-present) Boonshoft Museum Associate Board, 2009 – 2015 Compassionate Car of Shelby County Board, 2011 – 2012 Access to Justice Gala Chair, 2011 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2003-2008 DBA 5 for the Kids & DBA Get Behind the Bar volunteer Sigma Nu Fraternity Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Shelby County Deer Hunter’s Association
Professional RecognitionSuper Lawyers – Rising Star, 2015, 2016, 2017 Dayton Bar Association – Rising Star of the Bar, 2016 Dayton Business Journal – 40 Under Forty, 2014 Dayton Bar Association – Outstanding Leadership Award, 2012 Dayton Bar Association – Leadership Institute, 2010-2011 (Inaugural class) Seminars Taught Dayton Bar Association – Outstanding Leadership Award, 2012 Dayton Bar Association – Leadership Institute, 2010-2011 (Inaugural class) Wills for Heroes CLEs, 2007-Present Criminal Law, Self-Defense, National Firearms Act, and Conceal Carry presentations for Vandalia Range & Armory, 2013 – present NBI Firearms Law and Regulation CLE, 2016 Internet Safety Awareness for St. John’s Catholic Church, 2016 Southern Montgomery County Liberty Group Firearms Law and Legal Update, 2015 Estate Law 101 for St. John’s Catholic Church, 2015 Self Defense and CCW training for Miami Valley Shooting Grounds, 2015 University of Dayton School of Law Fundamentals of your Fundamental Right, 2014 University of Dayton School of Law Bankruptcy Law CLE, 2012 American Bankruptcy Law Forum Legislative and Judicial Rules CLE, 2011 Cyber-Bullying Awareness Program for All Shelby County Public Schools, 2009-2011 Sexting Prevention Program for All Shelby County Public Schools, 2009-2011