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Erin L. Connell

Erin L. Connell

  • Attorney & Co-Managing Partner


Practice Areas

  • Divorce/Dissolution
  • Complex Property Division
  • Premarital and Post-nuptial Agreements
  • Collaborative Law
  • Custody
  • Parenting Time
  • Paternity
  • Child Support
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution/Mediation
  • Personal Injury/Wrongful Death Cases
  • Medical Malpractice Cases


With robust legal expertise, Erin L. Connell is a Certified Family Law Specialist, as certified by the Family Law Certification Board, and the co-founding managing partner at Connell Michael, LLP. Ms. Connell focuses on family law and offers exceptional guidance and assistance to client. Whether you're navigating the complexities of divorce or facing pivotal family law related legal issues, her insight is invaluable. Erin also stands out as one of the few attorneys in Indiana with expertise in international domestic relations. Her proficiency encompasses the Hague Convention and military/international family law matters.

As a former officer of the United States Air Force, Erin possesses a unique perspective that empowers her to serve the distinct needs of service members and their families in divorce and family law cases. Her military background equips her to fathom the unique challenges that military families grapple with. This allows her to craft tailored strategies that resonate with and support their specific needs.

Erin's versatility is one of her defining traits. Not only does she have substantial trial experience, but she is also trained in mediation and collaborative law, ensuring her clients receive a comprehensive suite of options tailored to their needs. Whether she's advocating in the courtroom or advising outside of it, Erin remains resolutely focused on safeguarding her clients' rights and interests. She couples her compassion and integrity with a tenacious approach when the situation demands, ensuring optimal, efficient, and cost-effective outcomes. Acknowledged by her peers, Erin has consistently received top-tier rankings. Her legal acumen is reflected in the glowing peer reviews on Martindale-Hubbell and her repeated recognition in the Indiana Super Lawyers list. Clients, grateful for her unwavering support during tumultuous life chapters, frequently commend her work through testimonials and referrals.

Her educational background is both diverse and impressive. After graduating from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business in 1998 with a Bachelor's in Business Administration and a minor in Aerospace Studies, Erin served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. By 2000, she secured her Master's in Public Administration from Troy State University. Subsequently, Erin pursued her passion for law, earning her Juris Doctor from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2007. Impressively, Erin is also licensed to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, Indiana state courts, and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana.

While her specialty lies in family law, Erin's expertise doesn't end there. She has a proven track record in civil and criminal litigation, successfully representing clients in medical malpractice, wrongful death claims, products liability, commercial litigation, and other tortious claims. When you choose Erin L. Connell, you're opting for excellence, experience, and empathy.


  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • Juris Doctorate - 2007
  • Indiana University's Kelley School of Business
    • 1998
    • Major: Business Administration
    • Minor: Aerospace Studies
  • Troy State University
    • 2000
    • Major: Public Administration

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana

Professional Associations

  • United States Supreme Court Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Member of the International Family Law Committee, American Bar Association
  • Member of the New York Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Distinguished Fellow of Indianapolis Bar Foundation
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Hamilton County Bar Association
  • Boone County Bar Association


  • United States Air Force Veteran, Captain
  • Selected as a Super Lawyer from 2020 to 2024
  • Selected as a Rising Star, 2017
  • Distinguished Fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation

Past Positions

  • United States Air Force, Officer

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Family Law Specialist, certified by Family Law Certification Board
  • Trained Arbitrator/Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Mediator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Guardian ad Litem