Erin Sutton

Title/s:  Associate Counsel, Office of General Counsel, American Medical Association (AMA)

Phone: 248.802.7603



Erin currently works in the Litigation Center of the AMA. She reviews pending litigation across the country in federal and state courts of appeal for 

Erin is an Associate Counsel in the Office of General Counsel at the AMA. She previously served as the inaugural Health Law Fellow in the AMA’s Litigation Center, where she reviewed pending litigation across the country in federal and state courts of appeal for Litigation Center involvement. Litigation Center cases cover various areas in health law; including patient rights, peer review confidentiality, medical staff issues, malpractice reform, and health insurance reimbursement. Erin authored amicus curiae briefs in state and federal court, including co-authoring an amicus brief for the United States Supreme Court in the case of NIFLA v. Becerra. In her current role, Erin continues her work in the Litigation Center and supports various business units in the areas of intellectual property, data, information technology, product licensing, and digital marketing.

Before joining the AMA, Erin practiced as an Equal Justice Works fellow sponsored by Discover, Inc. and Mayer Brown, LLP, and hosted by LAF Chicago. Through her fellowship, Erin founded a medical-legal partnership between LAF and The Road Home Program at Rush University Medical Center, a comprehensive mental health clinic for veterans and their family members, specializing in treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Military Sexual Trauma, and Traumatic Brain Injury. Erin received cases from Road Home staff and practiced as a generalist in housing, consumer, family law, and veteran benefits. Prior to attending law school, Erin worked at LAF as a paralegal advocating for clients in need of public benefits like SNAP (food stamps), TANF (formerly welfare cash), and Medicaid.


BA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2009
JD, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2015
LLM, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2018


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