Erin M. Mayer
Erin is a partner in the Litigation Group, where she concentrates in general and commercial litigation as well as fiduciary litigation. Her practice focuses on representing small- to mid-sized companies and family businesses involved in business disputes related to various matters, including shareholder and management disputes and enforcing employment and supply contracts.
With a keen understanding of what is important to business owners, Erin provides legal representation grounded in creative solutions, pragmatic advice, and strong advocacy. She provides her clients with straightforward advice on what is best for their business while, at the same time, vigorously advocating on their behalf and diligently pursuing their legal strategy.
Erin has a special knack for understanding and navigating the nuances of business disputes and the interpersonal issues that can impact family business disputes.
Prior to joining LP, Erin worked at Segal McCambridge, where she focused on insurance defense litigation. She also served as a law clerk in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in the Domestic Violence Division and clerking for the Illinois Supreme Court for Justice Anne Burke.
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Education & Admissions
- Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D.
- The University of Texas, B.A., Spanish
- American Association of Justice
- Women's Bar Association
- Young Women's Networking Dinner Group, Founder
- Sara’s Circle – Associate’s Board Member
- Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2018
- Regional Finalist in the American Association of Justice Trial Competition, March 2013
- Winner of the National Ethics Trial Competition, March 2012
- CALI Award for the highest grade in Evidence and the Art of Advocacy, Fall 2011
If you weren’t an attorney, what would you be?
A music or chorus teacher.
What is the most interesting part of your job?
Developing an expertise in other industries and building creative strategies to win cases.
How do you spend your free time?
When I’m not working (as a lawyer or a mom), I try to find time to play music. I’m always looking for opportunities to perform so that I have a reason to practice.
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