Overview

Erin Turner helps insurance companies weather complex coverage litigation and disputes involving general liability, professional liability and D&O insurance policies. She protects them against claims of bad faith and extra-contractual liability under primary, umbrella and excess general liability policies, and she steers clients through rough waters in court at both the trial and appellate levels.

Erin recognizes that litigation is often the ripple effect of existing vulnerabilities, and she counsels insurance companies on how to avoid it. She advises on the terms and limits of liability under general liability, professional liability and D&O insurance policies for a variety of matters, including:

  • Claims of sexual abuse
  • Construction defects
  • Securities claims
  • Copyright and trademark infringement
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) violations
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigations
She also serves as monitoring counsel in such matters, analyzing underlying claims and advising on aspects of defense and settlement.

 

General Litigation

In addition to her insurance coverage practice, Erin defends clients in litigation involving personal injuries at theme parks, allegations of defective consumer products and copyright infringement.

 

Previous Experience

Following law school, Erin served as a law clerk for the Honorable Jerome J. Niedermeier, the U.S. Magistrate Judge in the U.S. District Court of the District of Vermont. Erin also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Robert E. Cowen, Senior Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Vermont

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Education

Middlebury College
B.A. cum laude

William & Mary School of Law
J.D. Order of the Coif, William & Mary Law Review

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

Erin is an avid participant in Law2Life, a mock trial program that the firm’s Florham Park office runs at East Side High School in Paterson, New Jersey. The elective class is held once a week for approximately sixteen weeks over the course of the school year, with students later presenting at a courthouse before a state or federal court judge.

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association (ABA), Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section — 2002-present
  • National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL)

Honors

  • National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) — Outstanding Woman Law Graduate Award, 2002
  • Legal Skills Scholar — William & Mary School of Law, 2002
Awards Methodology
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