Erin Altman is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. Erin has represented clients in state and federal court in commercial matters involving breach of contract, civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), construction disputes, commercial torts, and employment disputes.
Erin was drawn to litigation because it centers on advocacy and is innately competitive. She prides herself on advocacy that is based on a clear understanding of not only her clients’ issues, but their goals and expectations. For Erin, the most rewarding aspect of litigation is aligning clients’ interests with creative legal strategies to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients.
Erin became interested in law while working in finance in Chicago during what has now been termed the Great Recession. She was fascinated with the law’s ability to adjust, or in extreme cases, transform how industries operate to address unprecedented challenges. Erin later decided to follow her interest in law, attending, and graduating from Washington University School of Law, where she earned a CALI award for the highest grade in Topics in Investment Banking and served as a staff editor for Washington University Global Studies Law Review.
Erin began her legal career in commercial litigation at a large law firm in Minneapolis, before returning to Chicago a few years ago. Prior to joining PFS, Erin worked at a boutique law firm in Chicago, specializing in complex construction and commercial litigation matters.
Outside of work, Erin loves getting in a good workout, going to stand-up comedy shows, and trying out new restaurants in Chicago.
- Washington University School of Law (J.D., 2015)
- Emory University (B.B.A., with distinction, 2008)
- Illinois State Bar (2020)
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (2021)
- Minnesota State Bar (2015)