Erin Shinn has been practicing criminal defense in Texas since 2007. Originally from Lubbock, Texas, she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of General Studies from Texas Tech University in 2004. She received her law degree from the Texas Tech University School of Law in 2007. She honed her trial and advocacy skills in law school as a member of the Board of Barristers.
Erin thought that she was headed down a path to become a civil litigator when she got involved with a legal clinic through the West Texas Innocence Project. After working on post-conviction cases for people who were completely innocent of the crimes they were serving time for, she decided to dedicate her career to defending people accused of crimes. She was admitted to the Texas Bar in November of 2007 and immediately began helping criminal defendants as a public defender for Kaufman County, Texas, where she ultimately acted as First Assistant. Erin has never been a prosecutor and always focused her practice on helping those accused of crimes.
Erin is experienced in handling both misdemeanor and felony cases, ranging from petty theft up to 1st degree drug possession offenses, from arrest to jury trial. In March of 2009, she completed extensive advocacy training at the TCDLA Trial College. Erin was certified as a Breath Test Operator in August of 2010, participated in a National College for DUI Defense conference in October of 2010 and attended the Advanced DWI Trial Prep in April of 2011.
Her professional affiliations include the Travis and Williamson County Bar Associations, Austin Young Lawyers Association, and BvB Austin. She donates time as a clinic attorney to Volunteer Legal Services of Austin. Erin is dedicated to the defense against your charges and the protection of your rights, and she is always ready to take your case to trial.