1015 Second Avenue, Floor 10
Seattle, WA 98104-1001
Telephone: (206) 625-8600
Direct Line: (206) 501-3527
Facsimile: (206) 625-0900
Erin Ehlert brings more than 25 years of litigation experience to her practice at Corr Cronin. She spent the first few years of her legal career as a deputy district attorney in Clark County, Nevada, and then settled in for over 20 years as a prosecutor in King County, Washington. Erin’s trial work focused on the prosecution of violent crimes including domestic violence, sexual assault, and homicide. She became a leader at the King County Prosecutor’s Office as the Seattle Assistant Chief of the Criminal Division guiding the career development of over 170 attorneys, handling policy and legislative issues, and managing the case development and resolution of criminal investigations from over 20 law enforcement agencies. At the same time, she maintained her own homicide trial case load, focusing particularly on applying emerging novel DNA technology to cold case investigations, including the admission of probabilistic genotyping in the courtroom and the use of genetic genealogy. In her final two years as a prosecutor she returned to the homicide unit, this time as co-chair of the unit. In this role, she guided the homicide prosecutors in their practice and returned to responding to crime scenes, attending autopsies, and trials. Erin was involved in several high profile cases and investigations throughout her career including the scene response, investigation, and trial and conviction of the 2006 mass shooting at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle; the crime scene response and homicide investigations in the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) zone in the summer of 2020; and the investigation and filing of criminal charges using genetic genealogy for the 1991 murder of Federal Way High School student Sarah Yarborough.
In 2020, Erin transitioned from criminal prosecution to civil litigation. Having spent thousands of hours in the courtroom in countless trials, Erin is exceptionally skilled at presenting persuasive arguments to judges and juries; she thrives in the unpredictable moments that occur in every trial. Erin’s work in criminal forensics, medical malpractice defense, and general litigation, has prepared her for a wide variety of general litigation from small to complex investigations, trial preparation, the development of experts in any field, and the thoughtful creation of persuasive courtroom arguments.
Erin was raised as the daughter of a United States Marine. She moved every few years to military bases around the country before returning to North Carolina to attend Duke University and earn her B.A. in political science. She obtained her law degree at Tulane University, and now calls the Pacific Northwest home.