Erin Cole is an associate with Haeggquist & Eck. She represents victims of sexual assault and employees in claims involving wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour violations. Prior to joining HAE, Erin worked as both a civil and criminal attorney helping victims of sexual assault, employment discrimination, and civil rights violations.
Erin graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law, receiving both the Pro Bono Service Recognition Award and the Congresswoman Lynn Schenk Scholarship. Throughout law school, Erin was a judicial extern for both the Honorable Andrew G. Schopler and the former Chief Judge of the Southern District, Larry A. Burns. She also worked as a research assistant for Professor Dov Fox, creating a large-scale scholarly presentation about sperm bank regulation and lack of oversight. Erin’s work with Professor Fox eventually led to their publication as co-authors in the New England Journal of Medicine. Their perspective, The Supreme Court’s Abortion Exceptionalism—Judicial Deference, Medical Science, and Mifepristone Access, deals with the complexities of the Supreme Court’s decision surrounding access to the abortion pill. On campus, Erin was a San Diego Law Review editor, a member of the Executive Board Honor Court, and supported victims of domestic abuse as the Domestic Violence Clinic Chair.
Erin holds a BA in Communications from the University of California, San Diego, where she graduated magna cum laude. While at UCSD, she completed an honors thesis titled Gender Performativity in Digital Spaces.
In her spare time, Erin enjoys playing softball, hiking, horseback riding, and fighting the patriarchy.