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Erin James

Attorney Erin James received her Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and is admitted to practice law in the State of Ohio. After graduating from Cleveland State University cum laude with a B.A. in International Relations, she attended Webster University where she earned a Global M.A. in International Relations, while studying in five countries including The Netherlands, Switzerland, England, China, and Austria. During law school, she interned at the African Centre for Legal Excellence in Kampala, Uganda. Erin joined Brown Immigration Law in 2022.

  • State Bar of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

  • Federal Bar Association
    Federal Bar Association
  • Cleveland Bar Association
  • Norman S. Minor Bar Association
    Norman S. Minor Bar Association
  • Junior League of Cleveland
    Junior League of Cleveland

Past Employment

  • Herman Legal Group, Associate
  • Cleveland Catholic Charities, Legal Fellow
  • Cleveland Municipal Court, Law Clerk and Mediator
  • International Legal Institute- African Centre for Legal Excellence, Legal Research Intern.
  • Thompson Hine, Summer Associate


  • National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 2020


  • Norman S. Minor Bar Association-Membership Secretary

Speaking Engagement

  • Cleveland Bar Association, International Women's Day- panelist March 2022
  • Cleveland Bar Association, Women’s Section- CLE presentation April 2022

  • Juris Doctorate Case Western Reserve University
    Cleveland, OH
  • Global M.A. Webster University
    St. Louis, MO
  • B.A. cum laude Cleveland State University
    Cleveland, OH

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