Erin E. Mersino

Erin is a Christian who loves God and strives to serve Him in her work. She serves as Senior Legal Counsel at the Great Lakes Justice Center, the legal division of Salt & Light Global.  Erin is an accomplished attorney who practices in our nation’s highest courts to protect our First Amendment freedoms with a special focus on the protection of our religious freedom and freedom of speech. She is a frequent contributor to SLG Witness.

Erin has won in the United States Supreme Court and has litigated several cases before the Second, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and D.C. Circuits. Erin has worked on some of the most influential cases in recent time, including the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act under the commerce clause and the legality of the HHS Mandate under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. In fact, Erin obtained the second injunction in the nation against the Obama Administration’s HHS Mandate. Erin has written numerous briefs submitted to the United States Supreme Court, both as a party and as amicus curiae. Erin has been first chair in over 40 trials in federal and state courts.

Erin has appeared on national television programs, including Fox and Friends, On the Record with Greta VanSusteren, and a Kelly File Special: Who is teaching our kids? Erin enjoys writing and her work has been published in USA Today, Politico Magazine, National Right to Life News, and American Thinker. Erin is frequently interviewed by radio and news outlets. A representative sample of these interviews includes the Blaze, NPR, the Washington Times, the Laura Ingraham Show, Catholic Answers, the Drew Mariani Show, Catholic Connection with Teresa Tomeo, Life Site News, and World Net Daily. Erin is passionate about protecting the right of conscience and the sanctity of life, and won the 2013 Defender of the Faith Award from Legatus. Soli Deo Gloria.