Erin Calandriello is an associate at Donohue Brown and focuses her practice on product and professional liability. She has extensive experience in all stages of litigation, including negotiating and recovering settlements, taking and defending depositions, writing motions, responses and memoranda, preparing for and second-chairing trials, and discovery.
Prior to joining Donohue Brown, Ms. Calandriello worked as an associate at a personal injury firm, where she settled and recovered millions of dollars for multiple clients. Earlier in her career she was a reporter for the Chicago Tribune, the Sun-Times News Group, and the Daily Herald, during which time she won numerous Associated Press awards for investigative journalism.
Ms. Calandriello earned her J.D. from DePaul University, where she was awarded Dean’s List honors and received five CALI Awards. Throughout law school, she earned several honors for volunteering and served as a judicial clerk for Presiding Justice the Honorable Terrence Lavin of the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, Fourth Division.
J.D., DePaul University, cum laude, 2013
- Dean’s List
- Five-time recipient of a CALI Award: Advanced Trial Advocacy 2, Litigation Strategy, Legal Profession, Special Topics in Law (Affordable Care Act) and Litigation Lab
- DePaul University Law’s President’s Award for Service (volunteered over 200 hours), 2013
- DePaul University Law’s Benjamin Hooks Distinguished Public Service Award, 2014
M.A. in public affairs reporting, University of Illinois at Springfield, 2006
B.S. in sociology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, magna cum laude, 2005
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2014