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Erin strives to resolve clients’ intellectual property matters early in the litigation process.

A commercial litigator, Erin protects clients’ intellectual property rights and other business interests under state and federal law. Clients appreciate that she finds solutions for complex cases at the beginning of litigation, often using innovative strategies within the procedural framework. Erin represents clients across industries, including finance, technology, insurance, healthcare, manufacturing, construction and real estate. She has experience in cases covering:

  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights (visual and literary arts)
  • Breach of contract
  • Trade secrets (under state and federal law)
  • Business torts

In addition to her focus on pretrial motions, Erin conducts discovery has experience in appellate briefing before the Federal Circuit and Missouri state appeals court.

Also experienced in preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications, Erin guides clients through protecting their ideas and developments. She conducts freedom to operate and patentability searches, counsels clients on trade secret protection, and analyzes patent infringement and validity issues.



  • J.D., Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
      • Order of Barristers
      • Dean's List
      • Scholar in Law
  • M.S., University of Alabama
    • Physics
  • B.S., Columbia University
    • Astrophysics


  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Outside the Office

An avid traveler, Erin and her family have visited cities throughout Europe and North America but often return to Seaside, Florida.

Community Leadership

A former professor in physics and astronomy, Erin remains a star gazer.

She serves as a volunteer guide at Washington University's Crow Observatory and hopes to pass her passion for the stars onto her young son. Erin also loves animals, volunteering with Lost Dogs Missouri and donating to other animal rescue organizations. Additionally, she’s a liturgist at her church.