Biography

Erin McNamara's practice primarily focuses on employment disputes and directors and officers litigation. She represents businesses in state and federal court, as well as before administrative agencies.

Erin has experience with a variety of employment matters, including discrimination and harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour disputes, and whistleblower claims. She represents employers in state and federal court and in investigations conducted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Texas Workforce Commission. Erin also counsels clients regarding employee handbooks and policies, non-disclosure and non-compete agreements, workplace investigations, and conducting employee and management trainings.

Additionally, Erin represents corporations and their board members in commercial disputes involving claims of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud/misrepresentation, deceptive trade practices, and declaratory judgment. Erin routinely represents non-profit community associations in litigation involving complex questions of contract and property rights.

After graduating from William & Mary Law School, Erin clerked for the Honorable W. Reilly Marchant and Honorable Joi J. Taylor at the Richmond Circuit Court in Richmond, Virginia. Erin also interned for the Honorable LeRoy F. Millette, Jr., at the Supreme Court of Virginia and the Honorable Rossie D. Alston, Jr. at the Court of Appeals of Virginia.

During law school, Erin was selected as a member of the William & Mary Law Review. She served as an Articles Editor for the journal during her third year. She also worked with the Elder & Disability Law Clinic, where she created plans to address clients’ legal and financial needs and drafted documents to carry out those plans.

A native of the Northern Virginia/DC area, Erin graduated cum laude from The George Washington University. She worked as a part-time employee at the United States Department of Justice, Environmental Torts Litigation Section, during most of her undergraduate career.

Representative Experience

  • Represented franchisee of national fast food restaurant chain in an investigation by the Texas Workforce Commission/Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Counseled commercial property owner regarding compliance with ADA regulations governing public accommodations
  • Defended board members of a non-profit corporation in civil action involving allegations of fraud and over $600,000 in theft
  • Represented community association in declaratory judgment action challenging its authority to collect fees from property owners under the restrictive covenants
  • Represented local office of national non-profit organization in state discrimination lawsuit brought by former employee

Education

  • William & Mary Law School  (J.D., 2016)
  • George Washington University  (B.A., 2013)
    • cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2018
  • District of Columbia, 2018
  • Virginia, 2016

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2018
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 2017

Professional and Community Activities

  • Houston Urban Debate League, Silent Auction Co-Chair
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association, Member
  • Houston Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, MEmber

Speeches and Presentations

  • ADA Accommodations That Come With A Fur And A Tail, HR Houston Gulf Symposium, May 16, 2019
  • Right to Bear Arms: Legal Considerations for Employers, HR Houston Woodlands HR in Your Neighborhood, February 21, 2019
  • Employee Handbooks - Lawyers Read Them and You Should Too!, myHRgenius, October 11, 2018
  • Part II: Handobooks Should Contain Anti-Harassment Policies and Procedures, myHRgenius, October 18, 2018