Erin Wilcox is an attorney at Pacific Legal Foundation, where she litigates to enforce the Fourteenth Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection under the law.  

The daughter of a public school teacher, Erin saw from an early age the power of education to elevate individuals to their fullest potential. At PLF, Erin fights for families—like those in Montgomery County, Maryland, and Fairfax County, Virginia—to have educational opportunities for their children free from racial discrimination. 

Erin also battles unjust laws and ridiculous government actions in other arenas as well, like challenging a Texas polling place dress code or fighting a North Carolina regulation that prevents homeowners from rebuilding their burned-down house because the state doesn’t like where it’s located.   

A native Texan, Erin ventured east after high school to earn a B.A. in history and political science from Wake Forest University and a J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law. After law school, she defended the individual rights of employees at the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, advised the D.C. Public Employee Relations Board on labor-management disputes, and returned to the Lone Star State as a litigator with the Texas Public Policy Foundation before joining PLF. 

In addition to liberty, Erin’s loves include college football, Texas BBQ, and a well-made Old Fashioned. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and three Zoom-bombing cats.