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Erin Conner

Kuehn Beasley & Young, P.C.
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Erin Conner
Kuehn Beasley & Young, P.C.
Belleville,
 IL

Erin graduated summa cum laude from McKendree University, with a B.A. in Biology and Political Science. She served as captain of the Speech & Debate Team, winning four Pi Kappa Delta national championships, including the all-around title in 2008.

She graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2011, with a concentration in Criminal Litigation and a certificate in International and Comparative Law. She won the Academic Excellence Award for Criminal Law I. She also competed on the Jessup International Law Moot Court Team, winning oralist awards in 2010 and 2011.

Erin started her career as a St. Clair County Assistant Public Defender, where she tried numerous felony, misdemeanor, and juvenile cases to verdict – securing not guilty verdicts in all three divisions, including predatory criminal sexual assault, aggravated battery, criminal sexual assault, residential burglary, aggravated criminal sexual abuse, aggravated domestic battery, attempt robbery, domestic battery, retail theft, driving under the influence of alcohol, resisting a peace officer, assault, and traffic cases.

In September 2014, Erin became a St. Clair County Assistant State’s Attorney, and she secured guilty verdicts in first degree murder, attempt first degree murder, aggravated battery with a firearm, second degree murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, aggravated battery, and domestic battery cases. As part of her duties, she taught constitutional and statutory law at the Southern Illinois Law Enforcement Commission. In 2018, she became supervisor of the Violent Crimes Unit, and in 2020, she was named Chief of the Criminal Bureau and was responsible for briefing and arguing post-conviction petitions, petitions for relief from judgment, and other collateral matters.

From 2015 to 2019, Erin taught American Politics at McKendree University, focusing on the intersection of 20th and 21st Century American history and the development of constitutional civil rights and civil liberties.

She is a member of the Board of Directors for the St. Clair County Bar Association and is also a member of the East St. Louis Bar Association, Belleville Human Relations Commission, and Walnut Hill Cemetery Board.

Erin grew up in Belleville and still lives in Belleville with her fiance, Chris, and their three cats.


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