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Erin McClernon

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC


Erin R. McClernon, Esq. is Manager of Attorney Development at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC. In this role, she assists in the development, design, and administration of a wide variety of internal programs and initiatives that support and enhance the personal and professional development of the firm’s almost 900 lawyers around the globe. She also facilitates the firm’s Well-Being Working Group, which proposes, plans, and executes firm wide well-being initiatives and strategies for both legal and administrative staff.

Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Erin practiced general business and commercial litigation for twelve years in a large national law firm, first as an associate and then as a partner. She regularly calls upon her deep knowledge and experience to develop and deliver programming that is designed to help the legal professionals at Ogletree Deakins thrive.

Erin is an avid supporter of the lawyer well-being movement and currently serves as the facilitator of the Education Working Group for The Missouri Bar’s Lawyers Living Well initiative. She is a member of the Institute for Well-Being in the Law’s Programming Committee and will serve as an adjunct professor in Fall 2022 for a well-being-focused course at the University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law.

Erin has been an active member of the KCMBA’s Lawyer Well-Being Committee from its inception in early 2018 and served as chair of the KCMBA’s Second and Third Annual Lawyer Well-Being Summits. She also acts as the KCMBA’s liaison to the Kansas State Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being.