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People Associate

Erika L. Bentley


Phone: 518-320-3422

Practice Areas: Environmental,


Portland State University, B.S., 2013; Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., 2022, magna cum laude, Concentration with Honors, Civil & Constitutional Rights, Associate Editor, Albany Law Review

Erika assists the Environmental Practice Group in a variety of matters, such as local, state and federal permitting related to client development projects, review of issues related to environmental contamination, and environmental impact review.  She also works on litigation matters related to land use and environmental issues, and works with the Environmental Group on matters related to due diligence for the acquisition of renewable and other energy projects.

She also assists attorneys in a variety of other research and drafting assignments.



  • New York State Bar Courts

Professional Experience

  • Law Clerk for two Albany-based law firms, focusing on litigation in state and federal courts, including § 1983 actions and other matters involving government liability.
  • Research Assistant to Hon. Leslie E. Stein (Ret.), Director of the Government Law Center at Albany Law.
  • Intern to Hon. Rachel L. Kretser (Ret.), Chair of the Third Judicial District Gender Fairness Committee.
  • Teaching Assistant in Constitutional Law and Torts at Albany Law School of Union University.


  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Capital District Women’s Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Northern District of New York Federal Bar Association