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Erin provides tenacious, pragmatic advocacy to clients in the midst of difficult fiduciary litigation.

Erin came to the practice of law nearly 20 years ago as a civil litigator, handling a wide variety of cases. An assertive, driven personality who loved debate and oral argument, Erin thrived on winning for clients, and a decade ago, she began taking on fiduciary litigation and contested probate and trust cases. She loved having the opportunity to assist clients in such a personal area of law, and her fiduciary practice slowly grew.

Today, Erin practices almost exclusively in this niche field, representing individuals on all sides of contested probate administration, contested trust administration, guardianship cases, allegations of undue influence or incompetency during the drafting of estate planning documents, and other controversies surrounding the making or administering of estate plans. She also defends fiduciaries against actions seeking their removal. Erin frequently represents clients in evidentiary hearings and bench trials.

Known as a tenacious and determined advocate, Erin blends strategy with pragmatism in every case she handles. Recognizing the emotional toll that disputes over wills or inheritances can have on families, she collaborates closely with clients, helping them see the situation from an outsider’s perspective. Ultimately, every legal move Erin makes is tailored to steer clients towards a successful resolution.




  • The Best Lawyers in America; Litigation – Trusts and Estates, 2024; Employment Law – Individuals, 2021-2022; Personal Injury Litigation, 2019-2020
  • BizTimes Media Notable Woman In Law
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Wisconsin
  • Super Lawyers, 2021-2023
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2009-2020
  • Wisconsin Law Journal, Leader in the Law, 2017


  • J.D., Marquette University Law School
  • B.A., Marquette University


  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee Bar Association, Fee Arbitration Committee
  • Association for Women Lawyers
  • Successfully negotiated the resolution of extended trust litigation for a trustee/beneficiary client, including the termination and division of multiple family trusts.
  • Reached multimillion-dollar settlement of an estate dispute and wrongful death action on behalf of a beneficiary client.
  • Successfully defended individual trustee client against a petition to remove filed by beneficiary alleging undue influence.
  • Favorably resolved probate litigation involving complex marital property issues and incompetency allegations.
Outside the Office

A Milwaukee native, Erin enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, extended family, and friends. She loves entertaining and hosting guests at her home, usually accompanied by much excitement from her three dogs: a Pitbull Terrier mix, Bernedoodle, and Chocolate Lab.

Erin is also a dedicated sports fan who has recently devoted most of her sports-watching time to her daughter’s many basketball games.

Community Leadership
  • Divine Savior Holy Angels High School Mock Trial Coach
  • Village of River Hills Elections Official