I hail from Lubbock, Texas, where I became a Red Raider at Texas Tech for both my undergraduate and law degrees. After becoming involved with the West Texas Innocence Project in Lubbock, I decided that I wanted to practice criminal defense and provide a voice for the citizen accused.
I moved to the Dallas area to become a public defender for Kaufman County after law school and handled nearly every type of offense there as First Assistant Public Defender. In 2010 I moved to Austin to come to work at the Law Office of Jamie Balagia, where I received specialized training in the defense of DWIs.
I am proud to have recently opened my own law practice where I will continue to serve Texans accused of all criminal offenses and the problems that stem from these kind of issues. I have handled thousands of misdemeanor and felony cases in my four years of practicing law and love nothing more than helping defend the rights of others.
Personally, I am all about friends and family, love the arts, reading, and traveling.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
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Erin Shinn is a determined, zealous, and super-smart advocate for her clients. Ms. Shinn and I attended law school together, worked together years ago at the Innocence Project of Texas fighting for long-lost justice, and we have continued to maintain contact over the years. Despite our same last name, we're not related; however, I'd be proud to call her family if she was. She is the kind of lawyer you want on your side.
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Relationship: Worked together on matter
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2007||10/19/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Practice Award||Texas Association of Counties||2008|
|Owner||Law Office of Erin Shinn, P.L.L.C.||2011 - Present|
|Criminal Defense Trial Attorney||Law Office of Jamie Balagia||2010 - 2011|
|First Assistant Public Defender||Kaufman County Public Defender's Office||2007 - 2010|
|Clerk||West Texas Innocence Project||2006 - 2007|
|Clerk||Craig, Terrill, Hale & Grantham, L.L.P.||2006 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Travis County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Austin Young Lawyers Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||2010 - Present|
|Williamson County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Young Women's Alliance||Member||2010 - Present|
|Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Kaufman County Bar Association||Member||2007 - 2010|
|Texas Tech University School of Law||Law||Jurisprudence||2007|
|Texas Tech University School of Law||General Studies||B.G.S.||2004|
|Defense Attorney Round Table||Criminal Defense in the Private Sector||2012|