Erin M. Wilson

Shareholder | Seattle | 206.223.7432 |

Areas of Practice

Erin Wilson is an active member of Lane Powell’s Commercial Litigation group. Her litigation practice focuses on class action defense, employment litigation and white collar criminal defense.

Professional Experience

  • United States Attorney’s Office, Western District of Washington, Assistant United States Attorney
  • Sidley Austin LLP, Associate

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington
  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California


  • University of Southern California Law School (J.D.)
  • University of Michigan (B.A., with Distinction)

Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships

  • Class Action Defense
  • Labor and Employment
  • Life, Health, Disability and ERISA
  • Litigation
  • Wage and Hour

Representative Matters and Clients

  • Kurth v. Seattle PJ Pizza, L.L.C., No. 2:12-cv-01375-JLR (W.D. Wash. 2012) (wage and hour class action)
  • In re L&L Energy, Inc. Securities Litigation, No. 2:11-cv-01423-RSL (W.D. Wash. 2012) (securities class action)
  • Bush v. Lee, No. 2:11-cv-01910-RSL (W.D. Wash. 2012) (shareholder derivative action)
  • Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union No. 630 Pension – Annuity Trust Fund v. Northwest Pipe Company, No. 3:09-cv-05724-RBL (W.D. Wash. 2012) (securities class action)
  • In re Northwest Pipe Company Derivative Litigation, No. 3:10-cv-05129-RBL (W.D. Wash. 2012) (shareholder derivative action)
  • Gaines v. Shea Homes, Inc., Cause No. 10-2-09002-9 SEA (King County Superior Court 2011) (CPA class action)
  • Clark v. Payless Shoesource, Inc., et al., No. C09-00915-JCC (W.D. Wash. 2012) (TCPA class action)
  • McClintic v. Lithia Motors, Inc., No. C11-859RAJ (W.D. Wash. 2011) (TCPA class action)
  • Hovila v. Tween Brands Inc., No. C09-491RSL (W.D. Wash. 2011) (TCPA class action)
  • The Clausen Law Firm, PLLC v. Nat’l Academy of Continuing Legal Education, No. 10-cv-01023-JPD (W.D. Wash. 2010) (TCPA class action)
  • Carello v. Diamond Parking et al., Cause No. 1:10-cv-00734-JMS-BMK (D. Hawaii 2012) (consumer protection/due process class action)
  • McLaren v. Lithia Motors, Inc., Cause No. 3:11-cv-00810-MO (D. Oregon 2012) (TCPA class action)


  • “My Business Was Hit With a Class Action! What Do I Do?” Seattle Business magazine, Co-author (December 2015)
  • “Can an Offer of Complete Relief to the Named Plaintiff Moot a Class Action?” Oregon State Bar’s Litigation Journal, Co-author (Fall 2015)
  • “Southwest Airlines In-flight Alcohol Suits Causes Circuit Split,” American Bar Association Section of Litigation Class Actions & Derivative Suits (September 15, 2015)
  • “Third Circuit Upholds Certification in Mortgage Loan Case,” American Bar Association Section of Litigation Class Actions & Derivative Suits (September 10, 2015)
  • “Tips to Help Avoid Class Action Litigation,” Issues and Answers magazine, Washington Bankers Association, Co-author (May/June 2014)
  • “Tips for Helping Your Business Avoid or Minimize the Risk of Exposure in Class Action Litigation,” Seattle Business magazine, Co-author (August 2013)
  • “Crossing Borders — Dodd-Frank Law Expands SEC Foreign Reach,” Thomson Reuter’s Taxnet Pro (April 7, 2011)

Awards and Honors

  • Named as a “Washington Rising Star,” Super Lawyers magazine, Business Litigation (2013-2014, 2017)

Professional and Community Activities

  • Subcommittee Chair, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Class Actions and Derivative Suits Committee
  • Board Member, Washington Appleseed (2012-2014)
  • Big Sister, Big Brothers Big Sisters (2010-2012)
  • Trial team, Habeas Corpus Petition for Quincy Broaden on Louisiana State Death Row
  • Former President, Washington Women Lawyers — King County Chapter