Erin N. Linder
Erin Linder Hanig

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Erin concentrates her practice on business litigation and labor and employment litigation and counseling for locally-owned businesses in Elkhart, South Bend, and the surrounding areas. She represents companies in all phases of litigation from discovery, trial, and appeal in state and federal courts and in alternative dispute resolution forums. For example, Erin has:

  • defended an international orthopedics manufacturer against nationwide products liability actions consolidated in multi-district litigation;
  • defended companies in the RV/MH industry before administrative agencies and federal and state courts on a wide range of employment issues, including discrimination and retaliation claims, and commercial contract disputes;
  • defended a national hardware and lumber purchasing cooperative against multiple shareholder contract disputes;
  • advised businesses in labor relations disputes before the National Labor Relations Board; and
  • helped employers draft and update employment policies and confidentiality, non-solicitation, and non-compete agreements.

Prior to joining LaDue Curran & Kuehn, Erin served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert L. Miller, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. Before returning to South Bend for her clerkship, Erin was a litigation attorney at a Chicago-based Vault 50 firm, focusing on complex civil litigation.

Erin was born and raised in Indiana. She graduated from Northwestern University with honors in 2002. In 2005, Erin earned her J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law, where she served as Notes Editor for the University of Illinois Law Review. During law school, she earned the Rickert Award for Excellence in Legal Publications and the Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal Award of Excellence in Legal Research and Writing. Prior to graduating from law school, Erin externed for the Honorable Christopher A. Nuechterlein in the Northern District of Indiana and the Honorable E. Kenneth Wright, Jr. of the Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago, Illinois.

Erin is admitted to practice in Indiana, Illinois, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, the Northern District of Illinois, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, St. Joseph County Bar Association, and Robert A. Grant Inn of Court. Erin currently serves on the Local Rules Advisory Committee for the Northern District of Indiana.

In addition to her litigation practice, Erin teaches deposition skills as an adjunct professor of law at the Notre Dame Law School. Erin also serves on the Board of Directors of the YWCA North Central Indiana and the Development and Membership Committee for the Northern Indiana Center for History. She is also the Race Director and serves on the Governance Committee for Girls on the Run Michiana, a local non-profit program for pre-teen girls. In 2012, Erin was recognized as one of Michiana's Forty under 40 Honorees.