About Erin


Erin is a lifelong advocate of improving access to justice and prides herself on providing fair and competent legal advice and representation. Erin grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario as the daughter of two teachers who instilled in her the importance of being a lifelong learner and contributing to her community. Erin has taken this to heart and continues to find opportunities to grow and give back.

About Me

Practical Experience

Erin’s commitment to access to justice is prevalent throughout all of her work and volunteer experience.

She completed her articles at SimpsonWigle LAW LLP in Hamilton, ON where she gained hands-on experience in both corporate commercial and litigation rotations. She had full carriage of small claims files and successfully negotiated settlements for her clients. As an articling student she worked on employment law issues and assisted on Human Rights Tribunal applications, wrongful dismissals cases, and accommodations files.

In 2018, Erin worked as a Social Justice Fellow with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Toronto. Here, she grew her experience in and passion for immigration and refugee law. Erin has also worked at Legal Assistance of Windsor where she had full carriage of multiple files, including Criminal Injuries Compensation Board applications, Sheriff's Notice evictions, Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program denials, and immigration files. She assisted with supporting a satellite clinic in Leamington to support migrant workers in the county. At Windsor Law, Erin was the co-coordinator of the Pro Bono Students Canada’s Windsor Law Chapter, where she helped match 100+ student volunteers with 39 local organizations and monitored their progress.

Confident both around a negotiation table or in a courtroom, she was selected to represent Windsor Law in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot where she won Third Place Respondent Memorial. Erin also participated in the Hicks Morley Employment Law Moot where she placed as a finalist.

Engagement with the Community

Erin has extensive volunteer and extracurricular experience and upon graduation from law school, was recognized for her outstanding service to the Faculty of Law with the J.W. Whiteside Award. Erin served as the President of Innocence Windsor, the Fundraising Chair of the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers Windsor Law Chapter, and Co-Chair of the Justice at Work Conference. She was a torts Teaching Assistant after being awarded the Martin Wunder, QC Award for the highest mark in first-year torts.

Life Outside of Law

Outside of the office, Erin enjoys spending time in nature enjoying a delicious cup of coffee and a great view; hiking, running or practicing yoga; and camping and traveling to new places to broaden her horizons.

Why Book with Us? 

We aim to provide you with personalized services, which address your legal needs. Erin O’Rourke Law will be there to help you every step of the way.