Erin Shaughnessy


Erin is an associate attorney practicing primarily in the area of Litigation & Dispute Resolution. She first joined DBL Law as a summer associate in 2018.

Erin received her Juris Doctor from the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville where she graduated magna cum laude in 2019. During law school, Erin served as Senior Articles Editor for the University of Louisville Law Review and was a member of the Robert F. Wagner Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Team. She also participated in externships with Judge Rebecca Grady Jennings in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, and at Signature HealthCARE, and in the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office.

Prior to attending law school, Erin graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Murray State University. While at Murray State, Erin served in various leadership positions with the Student Government Association, including serving as Chief Justice of the Judicial Board.

Erin is a native of, and currently resides in Louisville, KY.

Honors & Distinctions
  • Best Respondent Preliminary Round Oral Advocate at Robert F. Wagner Labor and Employment Moot Court Competition (March 2019)
  • Senior Articles Editor, University of Louisville Law Review, Volume 57 (2018 – 19)
  • Member, Robert F. Wagner Labor and Employment Moot Court Team (2017 – 19)
  • Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, Honor Society (May 2018)
  • Samuel Greenbaum Award for Achievement in Legal Writing (2016 – 17)
Professional Affiliations
  • Louisville Society for Human Resource Management
  • “Covering Your Backside With Background Checks: A Guide To Screening Applicants For Employment,” co-presenter with DBL Law partner Bill Brammell, 2020 KYSHRM Conference, October 14, 2020
  • “Ethics in Communications,” co-presenter with DBL Law Partner Mitchel Denham, joint Louisville Bar Association/Legal Marketing Association-Kentucky Chapter meeting, May 14, 2020
  • “Too Big To Be Sued: Class Actions and the Commonality Requirement after Wal-Mart v. Dukes,” 57 U. Louisville L. Rev. 125 (2018)
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
  • State of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
11DBL Attorney Erin Shaughnessy
(502) 630-1310


J.D., University of Louisville Brandies School of Law, magna cum laude, 2019
B.A., Murray State University, summa cum laude, 2016

Practice Areas

Employment & Labor
Estate Planning & Probate
Litigation & Dispute Resolution