Erin Linder Hanig
Office: 1100 Eck Hall of Law
Hanig was born and raised in Indiana. She graduated from Northwestern University with honors in 2002. In 2005, Hanig earned her J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law, where she served as notes editor for the University of Illinois Law Review. During law school, she earned the Rickert Award for Excellence in Legal Publications and the Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal Award of Excellence in Legal Research and Writing. Prior to graduating from law school, Hanig externed for Judge Christopher A. Nuechterlein in the Northern District of Indiana and Judge E. Kenneth Wright, Jr. of the Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago, Ill.
Prior to joining her current firm of LaDue Curran & Kuehn, Hanig served as a law clerk to Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. Before returning to South Bend for her clerkship, Hanig was a litigation attorney at a Chicago-based Vault 50 firm, focusing on complex civil litigation.
Hanig is admitted to practice in Indiana, Illinois, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, the Northern District of Illinois, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, St. Joseph County Bar Association, and Robert A. Grant Inn of Court. Erin currently serves on the Local Rules Advisory Committee for the Northern District of Indiana.
Hanig also serves on the Board of Directors of the YWCA North Central Indiana and the Development and Membership Committee for the Northern Indiana Center for History. She is also the race director and serves on the Governance Committee for Girls on the Run Michiana, a local non-profit program for pre-teen girls. In 2012, Hanig was recognized as one of Michiana's Forty under 40 Honorees.