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Erik Johanson is Of Counsel at Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig. His practice focuses on commercial bankruptcy, business litigation, commercial litigation, appeals, local counsel services, and general civil litigation.

Erik has experience representing debtors, creditors, and bankruptcy trustees in commercial chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcy cases in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida. In 2015, Erik was selected to serve a two-year term as a judicial law clerk to United States District Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich. During his clerkship, Erik oversaw Judge Kovachevich’s docket of civil cases... and bankruptcy appeals.


  • Super Lawyers Rising Star in civil Litigation and business bankruptcy (2019 through the present)
  • Finalist & Outstanding Brief Award – 21st Annual Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition, New York, N.Y. (2013)
  • Hon. Alexander Paskay Bankruptcy Award (2013)
  • American College of Bankruptcy Distinguished Law Student Program (2013)
  • William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award (2013)
  • Best Brief & Finalist – National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition, Washington, D.C. (2012)
  • Finalist – 20th Annual Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition, New York, N.Y. (2012)


  • Bachelor of Science, Finance & Philosophy, magna cum laude, Florida State University
  • Juris Doctor, cum laude, Stetson University College of Law


  • Florida
  • Florida State Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Memberships &

  • Federal Bar Association, Tampa Bay Chapter, Board of Directors (2016 – Present)
  • Florida Bar Federal Practice Committee, Vice Chair (2017 – Present)
  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, Board of Directors (2018 – Present)
  • Federalist Society (2017 – Present)
  • Florida Bar Leadership Academy (2016 – 2017)
  • Ferguson-White American Inn of Court (2015 – 2019)
  • William Reece Smith Litigation American Inn of Court (2014 – 2015)

Outside of Work

  • Golfing
  • Investing
  • Community and pro bono service
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Intern Program

As part of our effort to recruit, develop and retail the best and brightest attorneys, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig offers a summer intern program for promising law school students who are looking to work as part of an innovative and incredibly successful team. With a global team of lawyers, selected candidates are able to work on high level projects in a collaborative space.

Paralegals and Legal Support Staff

At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, our team of paralegals and staff work together collaboratively along side our attorneys toward a common goal. We have created a positive work environment where our paralegals and legal assistants work to successfully reach firm-wide goals and support each other to combine individual strengths to enhance team performance. They regularly assist our attorneys with organizing and maintaining files, conducting legal research, and preparing documents.