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It is with profound sadness that Hinshaw announces the passing of our partner Erin Fury Parkinson of the firm's New Orleans office.

Erin was a creative and tenacious lawyer who gained the trust and confidence of many clients and the respect of her opponents, peers, and judges. Erin was a leader, pioneering legal strategies and precedent and achieving favorable resolutions of the most complex matters. She was relentless in her convictions and the epitome of a zealous advocate. She selflessly donated her time to those in need, volunteering for decades to provide legal services to the homeless. Erin also mentored dozens of younger attorneys and was a constant champion of women attorneys and an advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion. She also loved pranks and warmed the halls of her office with an infectious laugh.

All of us who had the pleasure and privilege to know and work with Erin knew her to be generous and kind and a loyal friend, confidant, mentor, and partner. She will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her husband Bob, her sons Blake and Adam, and her six grandchildren, to whom she was absolutely devoted.


Erin's professional bio follows below.


Erin Fury Parkinson defended the interests of her clients in litigation. She was highly regarded for her ability to attain favorable outcomes for her clients—both in the courtroom and around the negotiation table. Passionate about her work and diligent in her preparation, Erin was known to craft creative solutions to complex problems. In each case, she focused on the best interests of her clients and a preferred outcome.

Erin received a significant amount of work through referrals from top insurance companies. She handled cases in a variety of areas and industries, including aviation, environmental law, and premises and product liability, as well as toxic exposure stemming from asbestos, benzene, and NORM.

As an advocate for insurers, Erin defended coverage claims made against various types of insuring agreements, including director's and officer's liability, as well as general liability, standard auto, environmental, pollution, and cyber policies. She also reviewed coverage for cyber and privacy-related claims under non-cyber policies. Erin also advised clients in matters concerning insurance issues in vendor and master services agreements, closing documents, and other types of contracts.

In the asbestos arena, she was known to advance aggressive defense strategies, gaining a multitude of favorable outcomes for the premises owners of petrochemical and chemical facilities and power plants. Erin also worked with clients at a national level to help them find ways to seek increased transparency when it comes to asbestos settlement trusts.

Erin emphasized civility and professionalism with everyone—from clients, to other defense counsel, opposing counsel, and the courts. She was proud of her ability to work collaboratively and placed a premium on responsiveness.



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Erin loved to spend time with her big extended family, including her six grandchildren. She also enjoyed playing the piano.