Erin M. Wilson
Erin M. Wilson founded the firm in 2019, after practicing for 10 years at a preeminent family law firm where she was a partner. Erin focuses exclusively on family law cases, which include divorce, custody/parenting issues (now known as allocation of decision-making and parenting time), child support and maintenance, domestic violence and prenuptial agreements. Known as a trusted advisor and skilled advocate, Erin prides herself on successfully tackling tough parenting disputes and complex financial cases.
While she believes in and strives toward an amicable and fair settlement out-of-court, Erin has extensive trial experience with a reputation for being kind when appropriate, and aggressive when necessary. She makes every effort to achieve an amicable and fair settlement out-of-court through creative approaches and skillful advocacy.
Erin is trained in mediation and collaborative law. She counsels clients through the mediation process so they can make informed decisions while maintaining control of the outcome. In an effort to keep parties out of court post-judgment, Erin offers parenting coordination services to facilitate communication and resolve conflict, all while being mindful of emotions with a focus on the children’s best interests.
Clients of diverse backgrounds, from teachers and police officers to corporate executives and stay-at-home parents, rely upon Erin to advocate for their interests. Erin’s experience enables her to brainstorm, negotiate, persuade, and facilitate solutions in her client’s best interests. With a hands-on approach and a no-nonsense demeanor, Erin gives honest, personalized advice, sets reasonable expectations, and provides successful solutions to your goals.
Illinois Bar, Admitted November 2008
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Illinois Rising Stars, 2012, 2013, 2017
Recognition by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine, a designation limited to less than 2.5% of lawyers under 40 years of age in Illinois.
Emerging Leader by Leading Lawyers, 2017, 2018
Recognition in the Emerging Lawyers Magazine, a Law Bulletin Publishing Company, of the top up-and-coming attorneys in Illinois who are 40 years old or younger or who have been practicing for 10 or fewer years.
ISBA Young Lawyer of the Year, 2016
DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, IL
Juris Doctor, May 2008. Certificate in Family Law.
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Interdisciplinary Studies, May 2005.
40-hour Mediation Training & Domestic Relations Court-Certified Mediator
Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois
Illinois State Bar Association
Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
Professional Women's Club of Chicago, 2019.
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2019
Blaine K-Fund, 2019-2010 Academic year. Committee has the fundraising goal of covering the salaries of two full-time certified teaching assistants to support small and whole group instruction and enrichment in the kindergarten classes.
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, 2014-2015, Child Representative in Domestic Relations and Parentage Division. The pilot program appoints child representatives on a pro bono basis in cases where both parties are pro se, to assist the Court in investigating the issues presented and to make efforts to settle the case.
DePaul University College of Law Schiller, DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center, Board of Directors, 2011-2015. The Family Law Center focuses on teaching, research, law reform and community service in all areas of child and family law.
Illinois Association of Independent Attorneys, 2010-Present. Founding member.
Jewish Council for Youth Services, Parent Committee, 2016 – Present.
Lawrence Hall Youth Services, Junior Board Member, 2008 – 2013. Co-president 2012. Lawrence Hall is a therapeutic treatment facility for children who are placed by the Department of Children and Family Services.
Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services, Associate Board, 2011 – 2013 (one of the founding members). Started Simple Divorce Mentoring Program, which allows for non-family law attorneys to handle “simple divorces,” while being mentored by family law attorneys, minimizing the time from the LAS staff, who are busy serving underprivileged clients in more complex cases.
Neighborhood Parents Network, 2013-Present. Co-Chair of Book Club, 2015-2017. Business Member 2019-Present.