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Private practice attorney focused on representing people during some of the hardest times of their lives.  Whether it be an OVI that has stopped their ability to drive and work or a felony that is threatening their future freedom, I give personal attention and a thorough understanding of the law that will help them through their legal issues.


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300 Fourth Street
Elyria, OH, 44035

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
  2. Bankruptcy: 20%
  3. Appeals: 5%



Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Rula Raphael Raphael

    Erin is great attorney who fights hard for her clients! She is honest and sharp witted. I strongly endorse this lawyer.


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  • Zachary Barnett Simonoff

    I endorse this lawyer. Erin is a hard working young attorney. Whether is comes to Criminal Defense or Debt Collection she will dig in and do an excellent job. On top of that she is a heck of a nice person also. you can't go wrong if you give her a call.


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Law and Justice AwardTaylor University2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorITT Technical Institute2012 - Present
Owner, AttorneyErin A. Downs, L.L.C.2009 - Present
AttorneyKenneth Orther and Associates2008 - 2009
AttorneyJack Bradley, L.P.A.2007 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lorain County Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. ThackerCase dismissed
State v. GonzalezMinimum Mandatory Time
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio State University Moritz College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Ohio State UniversityPublic Policy and ManagementMA - Masters2006
Taylor UniversityLaw and JusticeB.S.2003
Taylor UniversityEnglishMinor2003
Taylor UniversityBusinessMinor2003