Associate Erin Rigsby Hawkins in New Orleans, LA


Erin Rigsby Hawkins  is an associate with Chehardy Sherman Williams specializing in complex litigation, including personal injury, commercial litigation, and corporate defense.  

Erin received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Howard University in Washington, DC.  She went on to earn a Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School and a Master of Business Administration from the Freeman School of Business in the same year.  

Since joining Chehardy, Sherman, Williams LLP, Erin has been an integral member of the special litigation division where she uses both her business acumen and creative legal strategies to serve her clients. The Trial Team has an unprecedented record of success in jury trials and continues to deliver incomparable results in jurisdictions across the United States and Puerto Rico.  

Erin has been named one of the top lawyers in New Orleans since 2018. She has also been nationally recognized as one of the National Trial Lawyers 40 under 40 (2020), one of the National Black Trial Lawyers 40 under 40 (2021), a National Lawyer of Distinction since 2020, and a Super Lawyers Rising Star since 2023.  Additionally, she is a National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys 2024 Top 10 Attorney.


One Canal Place
365 Canal Place
Suite 1100
New Orleans, LA 70130

(504) 833-5600

Practice Areas 


  • Howard University, B.S.
  • Tulane University Freeman School of Business, M.B.A.
  • Tulane University Law School, J.D.


  • Louisiana


  • American Bar Association
  • National Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Energy Bar Association
  • Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Society


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