Erin Deeley

Legal Assistant
Becky LeDonne

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On the Job

Attorney Erin Deeley’s Practice

Attorney Erin Deeley is a partner in Stafford Rosenbaum’s Madison office and a litigator who practices in state and federal court. She represents businesses, nonprofits, government entities, and individuals in areas of environmental and land use, business, administrative, election, and political law.

Before joining Stafford Rosenbaum, Erin was Governor Tony Evers’ Deputy Chief Legal Counsel. In that role, she advised the Governor and other high-level officials on issues of state and federal administrative and constitutional law, governmental regulatory authority, and complex litigation strategy. Prior to serving as a top advisor for the Governor and his administration, she was a public defender in Illinois and Wisconsin, where she represented clients as lead counsel at trial and in appeal.

With extensive experience in leadership roles in the public and private sector, Erin is focused on efficient, pragmatic, and result-driven representation for her clients. Her clients value her proactive and pragmatic representation in navigating complicated regulatory and commercial disputes. When a matter proceeds to litigation, Erin has extensive experience in the courtroom and in appellate litigation, making her uniquely qualified to serve her clients throughout the entirety of any dispute.

Erin is also a 2024 In Business Madison 40 Under 40 class member.

Erin’s Court Admissions

  • State of Wisconsin
  • State of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Erin’s Education

  • University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., 2011, cum laude)
    • Catherine Manning Memorial Award
    • Mock Trial Team
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (B.A., 2008, magna cum laude)

Erin’s Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Dane County Supplemental Court Commissioner
  • Great Lakes Protection Fund, Board of Directors
  • American Constitutional Society Madison Lawyer Chapter, Board of Directors
  • James E. Doyle American Inns of Court
  • Wisconsin Lawyers Assistance Program (WisLAP)
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • Dane County Legal Association for Women

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