Erin S. Conlin

Senior Counsel

  • Office Contact Info
  • Biography

    Erin S. Conlin is Senior Counsel in the Minneapolis office of GRSM and a member of the Employment Law, Professional Liability Defense, and Commercial Litigation practice groups. She has significant experience litigating employment claims, from pre-trial motions to appearing in court and winning trials. Given her ability to quickly assess the issues and find creative solutions, Erin is a go-to resource for complex and high-profile employment trials. Her practice includes representing employers of all sizes in a variety of industries, including banks, manufactures, health care providers, and higher education institutions.


    • Minnesota
    • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota


    • Minnesota Bar Association

    Community Involvement

    • Adjunct Professor at University of Minnesota Law School
  • Practice Areas
  • Representative Experience
    • Defended major bank against age discrimination and retaliation claims in a jury trial. Jury unanimously rejected Plaintiff’s claims and request for over $12 million dollars and issued a complete defense verdict.
    • Defended a non-profit organization that provides senior housing in a jury trial. Received favorable defense verdict on multiple claims and further eliminated Plaintiff’s claims and alleged damages through a motion for judgment as a matter of law.
    • Successfully obtained summary judgment dismissing sex discrimination and defamation claims brought by a former employee against a community bank.
  • Publications & Presentations


    • Mental Health Conditions and Chemical Dependency, ADA Handbook, Minnesota CLE, 2020
    • Duty to Mitigate, Business Disputes: Claims & Remedies Deskbook, Minnesota CLE, 2019


    • COVID Jury Trials, Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, Minneapolis, May 25, 2021
  • Education


    J.D., cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School, 2018

    B.A., magna cum laude, Communications, Boston College, 2013